Nerol
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Hi all!

Is anyone here doing a Counselling Psychology doctorate? Or completed one?

I'm just wondering how it is possible to do this course and earn money to live. With it being a non funded program, how do people manage it? How do you pay rent and bills and afford to live? At the moment I work full time and struggle to see how I could live on a part time salary.

Any insights would be great!

Thanks!
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Recently this was asked on ClinPsy: https://www.clinpsy.org.uk/forum/vie...hp?f=6&t=21842

Some allow you to do the training on a part time basis, but generally a DCounPsy is intensive. If you have a particular course in mind, it may be worth contacting the admissions tutor (and possibly existing trainees) and asking how trainees typically fund themselves.

If you are lucky to be working at the moment, it may be worth just saving as much as you can in advance, estimating what it will cost to support yourself for 3 years including fees and living expenses and starting when you have enough. The government are also offering Postgraduate doctoral loans recently: (https://www.gov.uk/doctoral-loan) which may help some people.
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(Original post by Lord Asriel)
Recently this was asked on ClinPsy: https://www.clinpsy.org.uk/forum/vie...hp?f=6&t=21842

Some allow you to do the training on a part time basis, but generally a DCounPsy is intensive. If you have a particular course in mind, it may be worth contacting the admissions tutor (and possibly existing trainees) and asking how trainees typically fund themselves.

If you are lucky to be working at the moment, it may be worth just saving as much as you can in advance, estimating what it will cost to support yourself for 3 years including fees and living expenses and starting when you have enough. The government are also offering Postgraduate doctoral loans recently: (https://www.gov.uk/doctoral-loan) which may help some people.
Thanks for that! I intend to go to open days and ask current students how they manage it. I work as a support worker for the NHS, so if I tried to save enough, it would take approximately 87 years to save enough haha!! I'm also going to look in scholarships and other funding. It's stressful because it's the one thing I really want to do, but it seems so inaccessible to the working class. Gonna do what I can, though!
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