Taught course

Counselling Psychology

University of Wolverhampton · Faculty of Education, Health and Wellbeing
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Entry requirements

Eligibility for Graduate Basis for Chartered status with the British Psychological Society (GBC)

  • Normally a minimum of a 2.1 Honours degree in Psychology or its equivalent
  • Normally possession of a qualification in counselling at least to certificate level.
  • To have spent normally at least six months in relevant paid or voluntary work, using appropriate skills with clients on a face-to-face basis. This experience should normally have taken place within the last 5 years.
  • A good standard of written and spoken English (IELTS 7.0 or its equivalent)
  • Appropriate reference(s) - Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS check) (previously CRB Clearance)
  • Note: Overseas applicants must provide confirmation from the BPS that their degree has been recognised, and must normally possess a recognised qualification in counselling at least to certificate level accredited by a professional body. Please also note that to be eligible to apply for HCPC registration upon graduation you will need a minimum of IELTS 7.0 or equivalent. Enhanced DBS clearance is needed prior to entry onto the course, which must be self-funded.
  • Successful completion of the selection process to include: interview, essay, case study, group exercise and synopsis of research.

Personal Requirements

All of the following:

  • Self-awareness.
  • Ability to make use of and reflect on life experience.
  • Capacity to cope with emotional demands of the course.
  • Ability to cope with intellectual and academic requirements.
  • Ability to form a helping relationship.
  • Ability to be self-critical and use both positive and negative feedback.
  • Some awareness of the nature of prejudice and oppression of minority groups.

Months of entry


Course content

This programme constitutes professional applied psychology training which produces therapeutic practitioners who are eligible for chartered status with the BPS and are eligible for entry onto the Health and Care Professions Council register as Counselling Psychologists.

There are opportunities to research topics across applied disciplines, including applicability in Clinical, Counselling, Health, Forensic, Occupational & Organisational, Disabilities, Hearing Impairments, Cognitive Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Cyber Psychology, Eating Issues, Mental Health Problems and Complex client presentations.

We have dedicated facilities and resources; and a friendly department team, consisting of Counselling Psychologists and a wide range of Applied Psychologists experienced in researching clinical issues. Our expert research supervisors are experienced in qualitative, quantitative and mixed research methods and we can offer Skype research supervision.

Information for international students

Visit: www.wlv.ac.uk/international

Fees and funding

UK students
£8,280 pa full time
International students
£12,445 pa full time

Qualification and course duration

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full time
36 months

Course contact details

0800 953 3222