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Professional Doctorate in Counselling Psychology at UEL

Thank you for applying for the Postgraduate Doctorate in Counselling Psychology at UEL. Admissions onto the course is subject to successfully passing an interview so please read the following information carefully.

To confirm or decline your attendance, or to request an alternative date, please log on to your UEL Applicant Portal.  Please be aware that we may not be able to offer an alternative date, so please only request one if you are definitely not able to attend on the date that you have been offered.

All interviews take place at the School of Psychology on the Stratford University of East London campus. The address is:

University of East London

Room AE.2.06 (second floor)
School of Psychology – Arthur Edwards Building
Stratford Campus
Water Lane
E15 4LZ

On arrival, you should report to the security reception desk in the Conference and Computing Centre. Directions to the University can be found here: How to find us

The interview day will also enable you to acquire full knowledge of the programme at UEL, placement requirements and current professional registration guidelines and there will be ample opportunity for you to ask questions about the programme. As you may be aware successful completion of the programme will enable you to apply to register with the British Psychological Society as a Chartered Psychologist (BPS) and with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).  Please read through the HCPC document Guidance on Health and Character available on their website.


You will be interviewed by two lecturers from the programme.
Please bring with you your degree and any other relevant qualifications/certificate/s evidence of GBC and a recent passport size photo.  Please note that the interview process may take a few hours and will include a presentation of the programme, a task carried out in a small group, an individual interview with two members of the course team and a short reflective written exercise. You will need to be prepared to discuss your clinical and research experience.
You will be sent an email from our Admissions Office who will contact you to advise you of the decision. If you are offered a place you will be required to complete a health declaration and a Disclosure and Barring (DBS) service check (formally CRB).
Although teaching officially starts in September we will be in touch before this date to invite you in to meet the cohort and members of the programme team. During the time before enrolment we will be in touch to organise the clinical documentation required before you start the programme. We will also provide you with reading lists, and other useful documentation that you will need in preparation for your start date.

If you have any special access or communication requirements for your visit, please let us know prior to your visit.

We look forward to meeting you.

Dr Melanie Spragg

Admissions Tutor

Applicant Enquiries +44 (0) 208 223 3333