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Qualification in Counselling Psychology

The Qualification in Counselling Psychology (QCoP) is the independent route to training as a counselling psychologist for those who choose not to, or are unable to, undertake a professional doctorate at university.

This is an integrated, doctoral level qualification which leads to eligibility for Chartered membership of the society and full membership of the Division of Counselling Psychology.

If you have any questions you can contact us by phone at 0116 252 9505 or email us at [email protected]


  • 3 years minimum (or part-time equivalent)

Enrolment (entry) requirements

  • Graduate Membership of the society with the Graduate Basis for Chartered membership
  • An approved coordinating supervisor
  • Access to a suitable placement (paid or voluntary)

Start date

  • Flexible - you can enrol throughout the year

With the support of your supervisor, you will design your plan of training to accommodate your interests and circumstances (for instance, the therapeutic approaches that you study and the placements where you undertake your supervised practice), so long as this fits into the broad framework for the qualification. 

You will also be able to register with the Health and Care Professions Council.

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