Counselling, Psychotherapy and Applied Social Sciences


The aims for students who successfully complete the Professional Doctorate in Psychotherapy and Counselling are listed here.

Students who successfully complete the Doctorate in Psychotherapy and Counselling will:

  • be reflective, self-aware, safe, accountable, competent and experienced counsellors and psychotherapists
  • have a sound knowledge base of theories and research on the development of the person, group process, therapeutic relationships and processes, and the role of counselling and psychotherapy in society
  • possess highly developed and transferable interpersonal, conceptual and analytical skills, including critical thinking, self-evaluation and research skills
  • have specialist knowledge and expertise within a selected area of practice-based research and scholarship
  • be well-placed to take up positions in the professional practice field and the field of professional education in counselling and psychotherapy