London Metropolitan University

London Metropolitan University

Psychological Therapy

Students are introduced to the humanistic, psychodynamic and cognitive behavioural models of therapy and encouraged to develop a set of generic counselling psychology skills (including assessment, formulation, treatment planning, intervention strategies and evaluation), underpinned by the core conditions of therapeutic relationships.

Entry requirements

Graduate basis for chartered membership (GBC) of the British Psychological Society; usually a minimum of an upper 2nd Class Honours degree in psychology (2.1); practical experience of using counselling skills in an emotionally demanding helping role gained over at least 1 year prior to application, and ideally some training in counselling skills; a level of professional and theoretical understanding adequate to support work in practice placements with vulnerable clients from the beginning of the programme; evidence of personal maturity, self-awareness and reflective capacity; a clear and appropriate rationale for wanting to train as a counselling psychologist; evidence of a realistic appreciation of and capacity to undertake professional training and research at postgraduate level; research interests relevant to the field of counselling psychology, and an ability to think about how these could be developed into a viable research project. Applicants for the doctoral programme must submit a short draft research proposal. All applicants must be able to demonstrate proficiency in the English language.

Course modules

Psychological knowledge and models of therapy; therapeutic and reflective skills; professional and ethical issues; working with difference and diversity; counselling psychology practice and development advanced research design and analysis for psychology; research project and critical skills.

Assessment methods

Assessment on the course combines a variety of methods that reflect the range of competencies and experience that students develop on the programme. This includes: Case studies and process reports; essays and examinations; a mid-year review and end-of-year appraisal to monitor students� performance; research assignments; a reflexive critical literature and proposal; attendance monitoring to ensure that students demonstrate adequate engagement with the taught curriculum.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MA Full-time £ 7,965 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MA Full-time £ 11,700 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MA Part-time £ 885 per Credit module (home fees) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Holloway Islington N7 8DB South East

Key information

Postgraduate Admissions
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020 7133 4202