Counselling Psychology

Regent's University London

Master On Campus
36 months
12500 GBP/year
12500 GBP/year
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This doctoral training programme aims to develop you as a highly skilled, reflexive psychologist practitioner and researcher.


You will gain in depth knowledge and skill in Existential-Phenomenological approaches to therapy which emphasise subjective lived experience and take a holistic, relational view of human nature and its predicaments. Staff at Regent’s have particular expertise in Existential approaches to psychotherapy. Trainees also learn second- and third-wave approaches to CBT as well gaining a working knowledge of psychodynamic therapy.

For the duration of the programme, you will also undertake supervised clinical placements as a trainee counselling psychologist. Throughout your placements you will keep a detailed clinical portfolio that will be regularly reviewed and discussed with your personal tutor.

Your placement may be within:

  • Charities
  • Community mental health teams
  • Drug- and alcohol-related services
  • Eating disorder services
  • NHS psychological services
  • Primary and secondary care settings

You will also produce a piece of original doctoral research, which forms the main assessment at the end of the programme.


This programme is validated by the Open University, UK. In January 2016, a redesigned DPsych was validated by the OU and accredited by the BPS for a five-year period.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Cognitive-Behavioural Approaches in Counselling Psychology
  • Counselling Psychology Research
  • Counselling Psychology Settings & Contexts
  • Counselling Psychology Theory & Practice
  • Critical Psychopathology
  • Ethical & Professional Issues
  • Existential Approaches in Counselling Psychology
  • Working with Difference & Discrimination
  • Professional Practice

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines




On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Upper Second Class

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

In accordance with the British Psychological Society’s and Health and Care Professions Council’s standards and criteria for entry, applicants to the DPsych Counselling Psychology programme at Regent’s must meet the following criteria, which will be assessed during and after the application and interview process:

  • A minimum of a 2:1 or above in a psychology degree. In exceptional circumstances, for example if you already hold a master’s or a PhD, we will consider a 2:2 psychology degree award
  • Your psychological degree qualification should confer eligibility for Graduate Basis for Chartership (GBC) from the BPS. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    12500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12500 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    12500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12500 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.


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Counselling Psychology
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