MSc in Counselling Psychology

Utilising a wide range of modern theoretical and research-based approaches, the MSc in Counselling Psychology aims to satisfy the needs of society by developing professionally trained individuals who will provide their services to a wide range of welfare and support services which include individuals, couples, families, groups, the education system, organisations and other institutions.



180 ECTS





The main objective of the Master’s Programme in Counselling Psychology is to provide specialized knowledge in the aforementioned applied field of Psychology, while simultaneously educating the students with the intervention techniques used in the counselling process. The main goals of Counselling Psychology focus on promoting a healthier way of living through supporting individuals faced with difficulties in handling problematic situations and crises in their personal, educational, familial or occupational lives. Utilizing a wide range of modern theoretical and research-based approaches, the Programme in Counselling Psychology aims at satisfying the needs of the society by developing professionally trained individuals who will provide their services to a wide range of welfare and support services to individuals, couples, families, groups, the education system, organizations and other institutions.

The MSc in Counselling Psychology in particular, aims at the following:

  • The expansion and consolidation of research-based knowledge that deals with life-span development and its relation to Counselling Psychology and its interventions.
  • The expansion of the experience of researching and planning of appropriate evaluations and interventions in the counselling process.
  • The realization of cultural, ethical and social parameters that play a vital role in the counselling process and research.
  • The acquisition of counselling skills, techniques and procedures connected with the context of their application.
  • The acquisition of skills pertaining to the diagnosis of disorders connected with the implementation of intervention techniques.


Upon successful completion of the Masters of Science in Counselling Psychology, the graduates will be able to:

  • Identify the etiological factors that contribute to the emergence of the problem at hand.
  • Choose the appropriate, culturally-sensitive, research-based, and well-thought techniques to approach the problem.
  • Identify and investigate in a methodologically valid way issues related to the field.

Career Prospects

Graduates are employed in a variety of settings depending on the services they provide and the client populations they serve. Some are employed in colleges and universities as teachers, supervisors, researchers, and service providers. Others are employed in independent practice providing counselling, psychotherapy, assessment, and consultation services to individuals, couples, families, groups, and organizations. Additional settings in which counselling psychologists practice include community mental health centers, hospitals, family services, health maintenance organizations, rehabilitation agencies, business and industrial organizations and consulting firms.



CodeCourse titleCourse typeECTS
CPSYC501Ethics in Counselling Psychology Compulsory7.5
CPSYC502Statistics and Research Methodology Compulsory7.5
CPSYC504Multicultural Counselling Compulsory7.5
CPSYC506Psychopathology Compulsory7.5


CodeCourse titleCourse typeECTS
CPSYC521Basic Counselling Skills Compulsory7.5
CPSYC503Counselling in Health-Related SettingsCompulsory7.5
CPSYC508Counselling in Schools/Educational Settings Compulsory7.5


CodeCourse titleCourse typeECTS
CPSYC509Career Counselling Compulsory7.5
CPSYC510Counselling with Children and Adolescents Compulsory7.5
CPSYC511Counselling with Couples and Families Compulsory7.5
CPSYC512Thesis ICompulsory


CodeCourse titleCourse typeECTS
CPSYC513Special Issues in Counselling Psychology Compulsory7.5
CPSYC514Group Counselling Compulsory7.5
CPSYC515Pre-Practicum Compulsory7.5
CPSYC516Thesis IICompulsory


CodeCourse titleCourse typeECTS
CPSYC517Practicum I - 500 HoursElective22.5
CPSYC530Research Direction IElective
CPSYC519Thesis IIICompulsory7.5


CodeCourse titleCourse typeECTS
CPSYC518Practicum II Plus 500 Hours of Placement Elective22.5
CPSYC531Research Direction IIElective
CPSYC520Thesis IVCompulsory7.5


The University reserves its right to define the electives offered on an academic year basis.

The programme structure may change without prior notice, as a result of quality assurance procedures or/and programme recertification.


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Marios Argyrides

Associate Professor in Counseling Psychology

Head of the Department of Psychology

Marios Argyrides is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology at Neapolis University and a Licensed Psychologist in Cyprus. He received a PhD in 2006 in Counseling Psychology from Tennessee State University...

Andri Christodoulou

Lecturer in Clinical Psychology

Coordinator of MSc in Counselling Psychology

Director of the Counselling Center for Research and Psychological Support (SKEPSI)

Dr. Andri Christodoulou is the Director of the Counseling Center for Research and Psychological Services (SKEPSI) and a Lecturer in Clinical Psychology in the graduate Counseling Psychology program at Neapolis University of Pafos...

Constantina Zamba

Lecturer in Counselling Psychology

Dr. Constantina Zamba is a registered Counselling Psychologist and a Lecturer in Counseling Psychology at the Department of Psychology, School of Health Sciences at Neapolis University Pafos....

Lina Efthyvoulou

Lecturer in Counselling Psychology

Dr Lina Efthyvoulou is a registered Chartered Counselling Psychologist, a Lecturer in Counselling Psychology and Supervisor at the Department of Psychology, School of Health Sciences, Neapolis University Pafos.

Glykeria Reppa

Lecturer in Educational Psychology

Glykeria Reppa is a lecturer in Educational Psychology at Neapolis University Pafos. She has studied Psychology (European University of Cyprus) and Physical Education and Sports Science...

Artemis-Margarita Griva

Lecturer in Social Psychology

Artemis-Margarita Griva received a PhD in 2014 in Social Psychology from Panteion University, Athens, Greece, and an MSc in 2009 in Social and Intercultural Psychology from the Université Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium...
George Tsitsas

George Tsitsas

Visiting Lecturer

He received a PhD in Counseling Psychology from National and Kapodistrian University of Athens and an MSc in Counseling Psychology from City University in London, U.K. He has worked at different counseling centers of universities....
The programme’s vision is to offer our graduates all the necessary skills to aid individuals/couples/families and groups in identifying, preventing, intervening and/or making referrals as necessary following the scientist-practitioner model.