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School of Environment, Education and Development

Arthur Lewis and Humanities Bridgeford Street Buildings
PD Counselling Psychology
Professional training for psychologists aiming for a career in counselling psychology.

PD Counselling Psychology / Application and selection

Year of entry: 2018

How to apply

Apply online

Please upload the following documents with your application:

  • A supporting statement¬†
  • Two references
  • Copies of certificates and transcripts for all previous degree qualifications
  • Evidence of your basic counselling skills training or professional experience of using such skills
  • Evidence of Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership of the British Psychological Society
  • A CV
  • A copy of the data pages of your passport
  • Evidence of your English Language proficiency if applicable: IELTS certificate minimum overall score 7.5 with 7 in each section

Enhanced applicant advice

Advice to applicants

Assessment will take place through application form, references, individual interview and assessment activities.

An overview of the programme will be provided.  All candidates will:

  • be individually interviewed, including discussion around a recent piece of academic writing
  • deliver a presentation to course tutors (you will be informed of the topic of the presentation when invited for interview)
  • take part in a role play activity in order to demonstrate your counselling skills

Overseas (non-UK) applicants

All international students studying for the Doctorate in Counselling Psychology, who need a visa to study in the UK, will be required to apply for an ATAS (Academic Technology Approval Scheme) certificate.

Further information can be found on the Foreign & Commonwealth Office's website including the ATAS application form. Please note: Applicants do not need to apply for an ATAS certificate until after they have received an offer from The University.