City, University of London

City, University of London

Counselling Psychology

This course aims to equip students with rigorous practical and theoretical principles, as well as sound ethical, professional and research skills, to enable them to become effective and competent Practitioner Psychologists with the HPC, and Chartered Counselling Psychologists with the BPS; students are required to complete 400 hours of professional face-to-face client practice in placements and 45 hours of indirect client work; frequent clinical supervision; personal development; 40 hours of personal therapy (at least 15 hours in year 1); and various pieces of assessment throughout the 3 years, including a doctoral thesis.

Entry requirements

Degree with relevant experience, or a recognised professional qualification; non-native English speakers must hold 1 of the following; a 1st degree from an overseas institution recognised by the university as providing adequate evidence of proficiency in the English language; GCE O-level/GCSE English language or English literature, grade C minimum; Cambridge ESOL CPE at grade C or above; an overall score of 6.5 in the IELTS with a minimum of 6.0 for each subtest; a score of 600 minimum (computer score 250) in the TOEFL; satisfactory standard in the verbal section of the Princeton Test (GMAT); US SAT with 500 in verbal performance; WELT with pass grades of BBC minimum; other evidence of proficiency in the English language which satisfies the board of studies concerned.

Course modules

Understanding mental health; counselling skills; counselling across the lifespan; theoretical methods in counselling psychology; project; personal and professional development.

Assessment methods

Students are assessed through role plays, learning logs, skills assessments, essays, process reports, client studies, examination, critical literature review and DPsych portfolio.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc (Res) Part-time - 3 years
DPsych Full-time £ 9,000 per Academic year (home fees) 3 years
DPsych Full-time £ 14,000 per Academic year (overseas fees) 3 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Northampton Square Islington EC1V 0HB South East

Key information

Telephone number: 
020 7040 5060