How to apply

If you feel that Help Counselling is a good fit for you and would like to apply for one of our trainee placements, first please check that you have all of the minimum requirements below.

Essential requirement checklist:

In order to be considered for a placement at Help you must: –

  • Be enrolled on a BACP/UKCP approved postgraduate level counselling course
  • Be a member of BACP/UKCP
  • Have been cleared by your training organisation to work with clients
  • Adhere to BACP/UKCP ethical guidelines for counsellors in training
  • Be having weekly ongoing psychotherapy/counselling with a qualified and accredited therapist throughout the duration of your placement
  • Have been approved by your training organisation to work online and face-to-face
  • Provide two satisfactory references (one of which should be your current supervisor)
  • Be willing to commit to at least 12 months on your placement
  • Attend mandatory fortnightly supervision for 90 minutes each session in a group of 4 supervisees
  • Be able to contribute £30 per month towards the cost of in-house supervision
  • Fulfil requirements as defined within the contractual procedures and policies of the organisation (as detailed at interview or upon request)
  • Provide a recent and current DBS disclosure or be willing for Help to obtain one on your behalf at your expense
  • Provide proof of individual professional indemnity insurance coverage for a minimum of £1m

If you meet these requirements, then please complete the online application here: Placement Counsellor Application Form and download this document which you will need complete and submit via the application form: supporting information document.

If you have any queries, please emails us at [email protected]