Volunteer Counselling Placements

At AYCP, we understand the journey it takes to become a qualified Counsellor and Psychotherapist.
“Please join us! We are proud to offer student placements.”
We will support you throughout your entire time with us, offering help and advice where you need it.

Before applying to have a placement with us

A placement with us will involve working one-to-one with teens (13+ years old) and at times vulnerable adults, we will ask that you undertake a Disclosure and Barring Services (DBS) Check before starting with us. Also, applicant must commit to a year, have a GMail account to access Google Drive and have access to Zoom.

Though our therapists are trained in a number of counselling approaches, all therapists who join us should be trained, primarily, in one of the following schools of thought: integrative psychotherapy, person-centred counselling, psychodynamic psychotherapy, psychoanalytic psychotherapy, cognitive behavioural therapy or couples counselling and/or psychosexual therapy. As much as we value other types of therapies, we restrict our counselling services to the types of therapy listed above.

Successful applicants will become part of a unique team of therapists, working with a diverse group of clients. We will engage via Zoom and so all volunteers/trainees are to be able to communicate via Zoom with clients and colleagues.


We provide compulsory in-house group supervision (when members have a client) and, through this, our therapists collaborate as part of a team. Therefore, it is important that therapists who join us are able to work both independently as well as part of an established, integrated, dynamic team.

Our supervision will be both group and one-to-one. This is available to all, but comes at an affordable rate for trainees and those who are working with us:

Group Supervision for AYCP Trainees and Volunteers: £15

One-to-One Supervision for AYCP Trainees and Volunteers: £30

Group Supervision for non-AYCP Trainees and Volunteers, but would like to take part: £25

One-to-One Supervision for non-AYCP Trainees and Volunteers: £40

All payment for Supervision is done at the beginning of the month via Bank Transfer.


If you feel you have the right skills and able to commit, please download the application or fill it in online clicking here .