Taught course

Counselling Psychology

University of Wolverhampton · Faculty of Education, Health and Wellbeing
DProf by taught

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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.

Months of entry


Course content

Our Professional Doctorate in Counselling Psychology is a fully- accredited practitioner training course leading to Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) registration and Chartered status with the British Psychological Society (BPS) through a programme of personal and professional development designed to develop competencies in the assessment and psychotherapeutic treatment of complex mental health issues.

The vitality of the course comes from an experienced and supportive course team, passionate about empowerment in mental health. A foundation in humanist values, with emphasis on an empathic therapist-client relationship as central to mental health work, allows an integrative framework for development of a range of clinical, research and reflective skills. Through the integration of theoretical training, research processes, critical approaches to psychopathology and reflective working you will learn to develop an integrative method of professional practice incorporating the latest developments in evidence-based practice at the forefront of mental health-care.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • DProf by taught
    full time
    36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    60 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

01902 321000