Teesside University

Counselling Psychology

Teesside University
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Rank: 92 (UKEAS)

Location: Teesside University


Study mode full-time

Degree: Doctorate

Start Date: 2021/09/20

Duration: 36 months

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Teesside University, Middlesbrough has opted into the TEF and received a Silver award.

Our Doctorate in Counselling Psychology delivers professional academic education combined with experiential training to produce graduates who are competent in delivering evidence-based psychological therapy.The programme emphasises a reflective practitioner approach, allowing the integration of psychological theory, skills and research alongside a highly developed capacity for self reflection and awareness. The core theoretical philosophy of the doctorate is that of an integrative/relational stance - recognising the primacy of the therapeutic relationship. As such, the course is an integrated programme of study, utilising critical appraisal of psychological theory, practice and research.The programme provides the relevant qualification for graduates to practise as counselling psychologists. Counselling psychologists work in a wide number of settings and this course prepares graduates for careers in the NHS, the private sector and the public sector.PLEASE NOTE: End of July application deadline for September intake. Visit Teesside University's course page for entry requirements and professional accreditation information.


Entry requirements

All applicants should have: a good honours degree in psychology (this should normally be a 2.1 or above, although applicants with a lower degree classification and other postgraduate qualifications/experience are also considered); Graduate Basis for Chartership with the British Psychological Society; relevant therapeutic/counselling training to at least certificate level or equivalent; some relevant counselling-related experience is also essential, e.g. as an NHS psychology assistant, an Improving Access to Psychological Therapies face to face worker, a support worker, a volunteer in a non-government agency or paid employment as a counsellor; a DBS enhanced check for regulated activity (formerly an enhanced Criminal Records Bureau check); a commitment to undertake and fund personal therapy and clinical supervision. You will be required to attend an interview for this course. Non-UK students must also meet the University's minimum English language requirements.

Language qualifications

IELTS: 6.0

Notice: This is the default IELTS grade for Teesside University.

Professional bodies

  • British Psychological Society

About this university

International students

There is a large and varied international student population at the university and plenty to help them adjust to their new surroundings. From the beginning of the application process, there is help on hand including country-specific information and assistance with immigration and visas. Once in Teesside, there is support and advice from various sources including the Students Union who operate a number of different groups that may be of interest. There is also support for different faiths within the university and culture groups. Plus there is help on hand with matters such as financial advice, getting a bank account and working between studies. The Student Union organises the out of class activities for the students at Teesside and there are around 40 clubs and 20 societies to pick from, under the heading of SU Activities. There are also charity work opportunities through the Raising and Giving and other volunteer programs. The union also runs SU Link, providing help and advice to members on subject both academic and non-academic as well as encouraging students to take an active role in running their union. The clubs and societies available do cover all possible options. These range from cultural groups such as Chinese or Indian to those based around a faith such as the Islamic society. There are interest and academic groups including historical, chemical engineering and occupation therapy as well as performing arts such as drama. Sports range from competitive team sports such as football and rugby to fitness and well-being groups. The teams also take part in the various BUCS leagues against other universities and colleges around the country while the fitness activities make use of the various facilities across the campus create specifically for the students.

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