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.
  • To choose the appropriate, culturally-sensitive, research-based, and well-thought techniques to approach the problem.
  • To 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
CPSYC 501Ethics, Theories and Strategies
in Counselling Psychology
CPSYC 502Statistics and Research Methodology Compulsory7.5
CPSYC 506Psychopathology Compulsory7.5
CPSYC 504Multicultural Counselling Compulsory7.5


CodeCourse titleCourse typeECTS
CPSYC 505Psychological Assessment Compulsory7.5
CPSYC 507Basic Counselling Skills Compulsory7.5
CPSYC 503Counselling in Health-related issues Compulsory7.5
CPSYC 508Counselling in Schools/Educational Settings Compulsory7.5


CodeCourse titleCourse typeECTS
CPSYC 509Career Counselling Compulsory7.5
CPSYC 510Counselling with Children and Adolescents Compulsory7.5
CPSYC 511Counselling with Couples and Families Compulsory7.5
CPSYC 512Thesis ICompulsory7.5


CodeCourse titleCourse typeECTS
CPSYC 513Special Issues in Counselling Psychology Compulsory7.5
CPSYC 514Group Counselling Compulsory7.5
CPSYC 515Pre-Practicum Compulsory7.5
CPSYC 516Thesis IICompulsory7.5


CodeCourse titleCourse typeECTS
CPSYC 517Practicum Plus 500 Hours of Placement Compulsory22.5
CPSYC 519Thesis IIICompulsory7.5


CodeCourse titleCourse typeECTS
CPSYC 518Practicum Plus 500 Hours of Placement Compulsory22.5
CPSYC 520Thesis IVCompulsory7.5


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


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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...
Athena Georgiou

Athena Georgiou

Visiting Lecturer

She holds a Doctoral and Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology from the American School of Professional Psychology, Argosy University of San Francisco and a Bachelor Degree in Psychology from the Aristotelian University of Thessaloniki in Greece...
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.

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