Volunteer Counselling Placements
We offer student placements for people who are undertaking training at diploma, degree, or masters level in counselling and psychotherapy. We will support you throughout your entire time with us, offering help and advice where you need it, and providing you with training and other information that you can apply to your professional and personal development. We already have students from a wide range of universities and colleges, some of which we are affiliated with, and have proudly s een many of our students develop into fully qualified practitioners through us.
As our placements will involve working one-to-one with children and vulnerable adults, we will ask that you undertake a Disclosure and Barring Services (DBS) Check before starting with us. This will be arranged after your interview.
In addition to giving you a place where you can learn and develop, we also offer supervision, both in a group of 6, and one-to-one. This is available to all, but comes at an affordable rate for those who are working with us.
- Group Supervision for You and Me Counselling Trainees and Volunteers: £15
- Group Supervision for others not working/volunteering/on placement with You and Me Counselling, but would like to take part: £20
- One-to-One Supervision for You and Me Counselling Trainees and Volunteers: £30
- One-to-One Supervision for others not working with You and Me Counselling, but would like to be supervised: £35
If you would like more information, or would like to join us for your placement or volunteer with us, please complete the application form, and send it to us along with your CV to firstname.lastname@example.org.
What Our Past Students Have Said
“The play therapy journal stating various play therapy techniques which was given upon starting the placement is a helpful tool which can be referred back to throughout the duration of the placement and in future work.”
“The suggested reading list which was recently given is a useful and appreciated gesture to help further personal understanding of play therapy.”
“I am always provided with supervision if and when needed.”
“I am provided with a variety of clients, which in turn has deepened my learning and experience”
“The agency works with you, ensuring your time is utilised wisely.”
“I received encouragement and feedback from both staff and volunteers.”
“All of the staff here are approachable and friendly. I receive support in my role emotionally, and in terms of resources.”
“The experience and knowledge that I have gained since volunteering with You and Me Counselling has offered me the opportunity to become a confident, experienced counsellor where I am now in the position to offer future employers a diverse variety of counselling skills, ranging from children of all ages to adults, which is very rare to find in many placements, and will help me stand out amongst other counselling applicants. The support I have received has always been delivered promptly and efficiently from an excellent team of staff.”
“I would thoroughly recommend You and Me Counselling as an excellent placement opportunity for all trainee counsellors.”