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by ryan95
Fri Feb 21, 2020 4:15 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Would training as a mental health nurse increase my strength of application in a few years time ?
Replies: 7
Views: 491

Re: Would training as a mental health nurse increase my strength of application in a few years time ?

Thank you for your feedback and insight I have counselling to fall back on so I do have relevant experience to psychology directly however like you mentioned I would need to do a conversion in psychology in order to be eligible to apply directly for the doctorate. Food for thought.
by ryan95
Wed Feb 05, 2020 1:21 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Would training as a mental health nurse increase my strength of application in a few years time ?
Replies: 7
Views: 491

Re: Would training as a mental health nurse increase my strength of application in a few years time ?

Thank you for your replies I am well aware of the need to do a conversion Msc in psychology, I was simply just thinking about the earning potential of mental health nursing given I am in a bad financial way currently and need a solid career instead of surfing between zero hour care and support roles.
by ryan95
Wed Feb 05, 2020 10:48 am
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Would training as a mental health nurse increase my strength of application in a few years time ?
Replies: 7
Views: 491

Would training as a mental health nurse increase my strength of application in a few years time ?

I am currently at a cross roads and I am unsure of which way to go. I am 30 and I would like to apply for clinical/counselling psychology later on. But currently I need to earn money in order to support myself and my family I saw a posting about training to be a RMN which is possible to train to do ...
by ryan95
Sun Feb 02, 2020 8:20 pm
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: How did people pay rent and support themselves doing a counselling psychology doctorate ?
Replies: 5
Views: 1046

How did people pay rent and support themselves doing a counselling psychology doctorate ?

Been thinking about how I can actually afford to do the counselling psychology doctorate. I have money saved for the fees but I don’t know if I will be able to work a part time job whilst doing it. Is really annoying that the NHS offer no funding for counselling psychologists
by ryan95
Tue Jan 14, 2020 7:47 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Can counselling psychologists apply for band 7 roles in NHS ?
Replies: 1
Views: 252

Can counselling psychologists apply for band 7 roles in NHS ?

Seems I am finding myself becoming confused, over what actual roles counselling psychologists can and can’t work in. Seems like there’s so much overlap. Could someone please explain this to me as I am trying to decide on which career path to take. I have a counselling background so would like to sti...
by ryan95
Thu Aug 15, 2019 9:26 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Can counselling psychologists apply for clinical psychologist job vacancies ?
Replies: 2
Views: 1010

Can counselling psychologists apply for clinical psychologist job vacancies ?

I recently spoke to a counselling psychologist and she explained that she can apply for work that advertises a clinical psychologist posting. This confused me a little as I tried to work out the linkages in training and role suitability. Can anyone shed some light on this ?
by ryan95
Tue Jul 30, 2019 9:39 am
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Would my current experiences be of value ?
Replies: 2
Views: 1678

Would my current experiences be of value ?

I am worried and feeling a little downtrodden as to all the negative postings about people trying for 10+ years to get onto the doctorate. This is kind of soul destroying as I am nearing 30 and just decided I want to purse this as a career. My background is very different from other applicants BA fi...
by ryan95
Fri Jul 19, 2019 9:45 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Experiences of GMA test ?
Replies: 1
Views: 1527

Experiences of GMA test ?

I am not the greatest mathematically, so the idea of doing a GMA test is giving me some anxiety and I am thinking would I really be able to cope, I have heard mixed responses about being able to use a calculator but unsure as the medicine GMAT test seems way too complex to even begin to try and atte...
by ryan95
Sun Jul 07, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: Improving Access to Psychological Therapies: IAPT
Topic: Is my training equivalent to that of a high intensity PWP
Replies: 1
Views: 1016

Is my training equivalent to that of a high intensity PWP

I am unsure if I could apply directly to a PWP position without having to have a PWP degree as I feel I have enough relevant experience. I hold a masters degree in counselling and psychotherapy, I also have a level 5 in CBT interventions. And hold a level 5 certification in working with children an ...
by ryan95
Wed Jul 03, 2019 7:58 am
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: Has anyone done a conversion psychology course at Chester university, what was your experience of the course ?
Replies: 2
Views: 872

Has anyone done a conversion psychology course at Chester university, what was your experience of the course ?

I am due to start in 2020 on the conversion psychology MSc but am a bit worried about being prepared enough having come from a more creative arts background and not wanting to seem too academically stupid when measuring up to others on the course. My main concern is the support offered on the course...
by ryan95
Tue Jul 02, 2019 1:00 pm
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: Is it worth continuing feeling disheartened
Replies: 3
Views: 1485

Is it worth continuing feeling disheartened

I recently got a 60 this year on my MA in counselling and psychotherapy and I don’t know if it’s worth doing the dissertation component of it and coming out with a pass when I could just leave this year with a PG dip in counselling and psychotherapy. I have a 1st class undergrad in a non psychologic...
by ryan95
Wed Jun 26, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Any advice on a shorter route?
Replies: 7
Views: 1685

Re: Any advice on a shorter route?

I would apply for the dclin by the sounds of it you have great clinical experience, if you are working with mental health related cases in clinic settings and doing assessments. This is all stuff which makes your application stand out when applying. I would just add into your person statement everyt...
by ryan95
Thu Jun 20, 2019 10:47 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Has anyone got on to Dclin doctorate with a 2.1 on a Msc Conversion psychology course ?
Replies: 3
Views: 965

Has anyone got on to Dclin doctorate with a 2.1 on a Msc Conversion psychology course ?

I am worried and feeling a little downtrodden as to all the negative postings about people trying for 10+ years to get onto the doctorate. This is kind of soul destroying as I am nearing 30 and just decided I want to purse this as a career. My background is very different from other applicants BA fi...
by ryan95
Mon Jun 03, 2019 9:37 am
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Am I doing the right thing ?
Replies: 6
Views: 1351

Re: Am I doing the right thing ?

Thank you for the input how did you get into NHS management ? Did you have previous managerial experience or just skills from counselling ?. My friend is a clinical psych for camhs in Liverpool but pretty sure you can’t shadow as it’s safeguarding and confidentiality