Which Professional Bodies Accredit our Courses?
The British Psychological Society
The DCPsych in Counselling Psychology and Psychotherapy has ongoing accreditation with the British Psychological Society and as such completion of the programme confers eligibility for Chartered Membership of the Society (CPsychol) and membership of the Division of Counselling Psychology.
Health and Care Professions Council
Graduates of the DCPsych programme are eligible to apply for registration with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). It is a legal requirement that anyone who wishes to practice using a title protected by the Health Professions Order 2001, such as that of counselling psychologist, is on the HCPC Register. For more information, please see the HCPC website at: http://www.hcpc-uk.org/.
United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy
The DCPsych and the DProf are recognized by the Universities Psychotherapy and Counselling Association and graduates are eligible to apply to become registrants of the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy through membership of the Universities Training College, a section of UKCP. DCPsych graduates will have to complete two additional modules to the curriculum of the DCPsych in order to be eligible to apply for registration.
British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy
The British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy do not accredit our courses but doctoral graduates are eligible to apply for full membership and training status with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. Students who graduate in the third year with an MProf and who continue in placement supervised by NSPC are eligible to apply for full membership of BACP once they have completed 450 hours of supervised practice.
The international Coaching Federation
Students who graduate from the MA in Existential Coaching are eligible to apply for membership of the ICF.