Glasgow Caledonian University Doctorate Counselling Psychology

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Glasgow Caledonian University Doctorate Counselling Psychology

DPsych Counselling Psychology

The only programme of its kind in Scotland, this programme offers students the theoretical and practical skills necessary to practice safely as a Counselling Psychologist.Counselling Psychology is a rapidly growing area of applied psychology. Chartered Counselling Psychologists work therapeutically with a variety of problems, including the effects of childhood sexual abuse, relationship breakdown, domestic violence, major trauma, and symptoms of psychological disorder.

The programme offers clinical training in both humanistic (person-centred) and cognitive-behavioural approaches to psychological practice and situates these within a range of clinical contexts.

Course Detail

3 Years
Start Date
September 2018
Full Time
Subject Area
GCU Glasgow


Tuition fees need to be paid to the university however some students are eligible for tuition fee support. The fees and financial support that are relevant to you depend on where you lived before coming to university. A guide to fees at GCU.

Additional Costs

Minimum Entry Requirements

All entry requirements listed here represent the requirements for entry to the programme that are normally sought. The Admissions Team may assess additional evidence to assess your eligibility however, depending upon your full academic/employment background.
UK Honours degree 2:1 (or equivalent) that meets BPS standards for the Graduate Basis for Chartership (GBC). Personal maturity and demonstrable experience in a helping role.
Academic Essay
When we have received your application we will contact you to ask for a 1000 word essay with the title “How does Counselling Psychology differ from related professions (such as clinical psychology, psychotherapy and counselling), and how has your life experience prepared you for such work?”
Please ensure that your essay is at an appropriate academic level, including referencing.

Programme content and structure

Download the Programme Specification for a detailed breakdown of its structure, what you will learn and other useful information.