The DPsych programme aims to develop counselling psychologists who meet British Psychological Society (BPS) and Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) standards of competency.
Our training is rooted in existential phenomenological philosophy and its application to clinical practice.
This highlights the nature of counselling psychology as a field that emphasises subjective/lived experience, dialogue, and a holistic/relational view of human nature and psychological difficulties.
This programme is validated by the Open University, UK. More information about the Open University validation.
Key skills, aims and objectives
- Be competent, reflective, ethically sound, resourceful and informed practitioners, able to work in therapeutic and non-therapeutic contexts
- Value the imaginative, interpretative, personal and intimate aspects of the practice of counselling psychology
- Commit to ongoing personal and professional development and enquiry
- Understand, develop and apply models of psychological inquiry for the creation of new knowledge which is appropriate to the multi-dimensional nature of relationships between people
- Appreciate the significance of the wider social, cultural and political domains within which counselling psychology operates
- Adopt a questioning and evaluative approach to the philosophy, practice, research and theory which constitutes counselling psychology
Completion of this course will enable you to apply for Chartered Membership of the British Psychological Society (CPsychol) and full membership of the Division of Counselling Psychology (DCoP), and to register with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) as a Counselling Psychologist.