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    I'm having a hard time deciding between clinical or counselling psychology. Both seem quite similar, but there are slight differences - unfortunately none seem major enough to help me decide between the two.

    If you prefer one over the other, please comment and let me know why. Thanks!
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    They are quite different.

    Clinical psych is more academic in training, better regarded and better paid. Also they will focus on psychotherapy like CBT, DBT etc. rather than general counselling as opposed to a counselling psych degree/course.
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    Have you read this thread with some discussion about the differences?
    http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/show....php?t=3691201

    One big reason to consider is that Clinical Psychology is an NHS funded training programme where your fees are paid and you get a Band 6 Salary. (£26,041 per year). In contrast, Counselling Psychology is unpaid and you have to pay fees (Full-time EU: £9,000 per year; Full-time Non EU: £14,000 per year) plus you have to fund your own therapy.
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    (Original post by Lord Asriel)
    Have you read this thread with some discussion about the differences?
    http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/show....php?t=3691201

    One big reason to consider is that Clinical Psychology is an NHS funded training programme where your fees are paid and you get a Band 6 Salary. (£26,041 per year). In contrast, Counselling Psychology is unpaid and you have to pay fees (Full-time EU: £9,000 per year; Full-time Non EU: £14,000 per year) plus you have to fund your own therapy.
    I have, thank you, but it still hasn't helped me reach a clear decision.

    Full funding does sound attractive, but I'm not sure whether that would be a good enough reason to go for clinical. Is counselling as 'quantitative' in nature as clinical? I'm not a big fan of quantitative, if I'm honest. I like taking a qualitative approach, but clinical seems to hold more prestige?
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    (Original post by Noodlzzz)
    They are quite different.

    Clinical psych is more academic in training, better regarded and better paid. Also they will focus on psychotherapy like CBT, DBT etc. rather than general counselling as opposed to a counselling psych degree/course.
    Thank you for your reply. Does clinical emphasise CBT a lot? Does it focus on humanistic approaches as well? Which of the two (clinical and counselling) would you say opens most doors in terms of personal and professional development?
 
 
 
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