Community Counselling

A low cost counselling service in the heart of East London

Counselling Placements

We offer counselling placements to counselling students approaching their final year of training, or for qualified counsellors working towards accreditation with a professional body.  We welcome applications from those trained in either the person-centred or integrative framework.

The number of applications we receive exceeds the number of placements that we are able to offer.  Our criteria for considering you as a suitable candidate requires that

  • you are well established in one-to-one counselling before applying for a placement (we will require evidence of  at least 20 sessions).).  We cannot consider group therapy of any kind as part of these hours;
  • if  you are a counselling student (as opposed to a qualified counsellor working towards accreditation) that you also agree to undertake continuous counselling for the duration of your placement;
  • you are a counselling student approaching your final year on a two year diploma course or the second year of a counselling degree course; or
  • you are a qualified counsellor wishing to work towards accreditation with one of the professional bodies;

If you satisfy the above criteria then please download a copy of the application form and the reference request from the button below.  Please complete this application form and pass your reference request to a suitable referee for onward transmission to us then send your completed application form by post or e-mail  (contact e-mails on the application form).

If your application is successful we will require you to present us with an up to date Enhanced DBS document.  If you do not have one of these we can arrange for one to be carried out for you before your placement begins.

Please click on the links below to open the relevant files which can be saved as PDF’s onto your own computer.

Placement application form

Reference letter

Data Protection Policy