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Doctorate Counselling Psychology

Teesside University
United Kingdom
Doctoral Degree (PhD)
Study mode
3 years
January September
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Entry Requirements

  • 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
  • An enhanced check for regulated activity (formerly an enhanced Criminal Records Bureau check).


Year 1 core modules

  • Concepts in Counselling Psychology
  • Fundamentals of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • Psychodynamic Therapy and Practice
  • Research Methods for Counselling Psychologists
  • Therapeutic Practice 1 

Year 2 core modules

  • Clinical Workshops
  • Psychodynamic 2
  • Psychopathology
  • Research Progress, Clinical Audit and Evaluation
  • Therapeutic Practice 2 

Year 3 core modules

  • Counselling Psychology in Context
  • Doctorate Advanced Independent Work
  • Integrative and Relational Approaches
  • Professional Roles and Relationships
  • Therapeutic Practice 3

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