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Practice Training and Supervision


Serenity Counselling offer a range of services to student counsellors, practising therapists and supervisors. If you are a student we can provide you with a well-supervised and supportive practice placement where you can build up your hours and hone your skills in a safe environment.




Student Placements


Thank you for your interest in a student placement at Serenity. We pride ourselves on providing a supportive and nurturing environment to help you in your final stretch of training.


Please note, we can only accept applications from students who have completed, or are coming to the end of, year 1 of their course, with level 4 courses being the lowest qualification we can accept.


Student requirements:


All students must have:

  • current DBS Check,
  • membership to the BACP or the UKCP
  • insurance


Students need to be able to show evidence that they have been signed off by their course leader before they are allocated clients.


All students will agree to having internal supervision – depending on their course requirements, either one hour per fortnight costing £20, or 1.5 hours per month costing £30.


All students will attend obligatory monthly PD groups organised by Serenity either in person or online costing £20.


All students must have started their personal therapy and must have had a minimum of 10 sessions before commencing placement. After 10 sessions ongoing therapy is preferable, however, other arrangements can be discussed.


COVID-19 – Regular risk assessments are being conducted on the premises and safety precautions are put in place to ensure the safety of all counsellors and their clients. Students are expected to work face-to-face with their clients. When this is not possible, remote work via video call platform will be discussed with a senior member of staff.


Interviews and training:


We are currently running 3 rounds of recruitment. You can get in touch with us at any time and we will arrange an interview within the dates shown below. If your interview is successful, we will ask you to attend our induction and training (dates below), shortly after which you will be assigned clients.








Students to register their interest in January

Throughout the month – last interview day on 26th February

4th and 5th March



Students to register their interest in May

Throughout the month – last interview day on 25th June

1st and 2nd July



Students to register their interest in September

Throughout the month – last interview day on 29th October

4th and 5th November


If you are happy that you meet the above requirements and the dates of interviews and training, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with your details and Emma or Magdalena will get back to you.



Services - Counselling and Professional Supervision