Doctoral Courses

A short video about counselling psychology is available which gives more details of the counselling psychology profession.

University of Manchester

DCounsPsych Counselling Psychology

The Professional Doctorate in Counselling Psychology at the University of Manchester is a pluralistic therapeutic training programme which adopts a stance that values the social and political contexts in which the profession of counselling psychology developed and therapeutic work is undertaken. It has become known for its research in the area of social justice and (in)equality in psychology and explorations of the interface between education and therapy. The programme emphasises an ecologically informed humanistic perspective throughout the course, a perspective that fits with the ethics underpinning the pluralistic perspective, and currently provides teaching on the pluralistic framework in the first year of the three year Doctorate.

The DCounsPsych at The University of Manchester is approved by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and British Psychological Society (BPS).


University of Roehampton

PsychD Counselling Psychology

The PsychD programme provides professional training that leads to eligibility for registration as a counselling psychologist with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and chartered status with the British Psychological Society (BPS).

The course is based on a pluralistic relational philosophy that values diversity, and promotes individual empowerment and social change. This means that we respect and value a wide range of approaches to psychological intervention and research, view relationships as central to wellbeing, and seek to enable trainees to make a positive difference both at an individual and social level through their clinical and research work.

All candidates for application must have the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) of the BPS.