The University Counselling Service (UCS) offers a limited number of unpaid training placements each academic year, running from September to June. These give those who take part the chance to work with an established team using a range of theoretical orientations and provides an opportunity to accumulate counselling hours in a professional setting.
Due to potential conflicts of interest and boundary issues, we are not able to take students or staff members of The University of Nottingham.
What we are offering:
- Each placement is for one day per week, in-person, at our University Park campus
- The opportunity to practice working with students on a short-term basis either in-person, online or over the phone
- Supervision offered on a weekly basis from the service within the core theoretical orientation of the trainee.
- The opportunity to participate in any in-house training events organised during the academic year
What we are looking for:
- have completed at least two years of professional counselling or psychotherapeutic training (not including introductory courses)
- have completed a supervised counselling placement of a minimum of 100 hours as an integral part of the course.
- the training must be at the level of the minimum BACP requirement for membership and progression on to BACP individual accreditation i.e. a minimum of one year's full time or two years' part time formal tuition and integral, supervised placements.
- have experience of working with a wide range of emotional and psychological difficulties
- work within the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) or the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) ethical framework, and with particular reference to confidentiality and boundaries
- be prepared to engage in short-term work
- have a particular interest in counselling in a Higher Education setting
- have studied at degree level, either as part of the course or as previous degree, owing to the nature of the HE context and presenting issues.
- be able to organise effectively and fulfil the administrative requirements of the placement role
- have the ability and willingness to work within a team.
We welcome applications from a wide range of backgrounds and communities
Please note that applications are now closed for the academic year 2023/2024.
Please check with your training provider or this webpage in February 2024 for placements in the academic year 2024/2025.
Enquires: FAO Placements Coordinator to Counselling.Service@nottingham.ac.uk