Careers, education and training
The pathway to becoming a Counselling Psychologist
Please take a look at Dr Masrita Ishaq's recent presentation on Careers in Psychology-Counselling Psychology here. Within the presentation you will find useful information about the role and breadth of areas to which Counselling Psychologists contribute. There is also detailed information about the different routes to qualification, alongside useful links to reading materials and websites for the aspiring trainee.
Careers information, including snippets on postgraduate psychology, bursaries and research support, is located on the Society's Careers, education and training webpages.
Read more about the DCoP position statement regarding the governmental doctoral loan scheme here.
Route to chartered status
The Society accredits undergraduate, postgraduate and conversion courses. Information on accredited courses can be found using our Accredited Course Search facility. As of 2015, the following insititutions offer the Counselling Psychology doctorate:
City University, University of East London, Glasgow Caledonian University, London Metropolitan University, University of Manchester, Metanoia Institute (London), New School of Psychotherapy & Counselling (London), Regent's University London, University of Roehampton,
The Society also has a Research Interests Database, which provides direct access to information on the research interests of academics and researchers in psychology in the UK.
Culture, Diversity and Ethnic Minorities
Help for trainees in Scotland
Some of our Scotland based members are able to assist trainees living in Scotland. They can help out through one - or more - of these roles:
Please see our directory for further details.
Other members offer Counselling Psychology services, such as general counselling, professional counselling and supervision.
Social Media Platforms and Online community
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