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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.

 

Serenity's approach to counselling is integrative. We keep Person Centred approach at the heart of working with our clients, but we believe that this modality is not always sufficient on its own. Some of our clients struggle with complex issues and need an approach that will aid with a range of the issues they present – including challenging, looking at the past and incorporating creative approaches when appropriate, etc. We welcome placement applicants studying all modalities, but please be aware that we will expect you to keep an open mind and integrate different theories and techniques when needed.

 

 

Student requirements:

 

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.

 

  • 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:

 

To apply for a placement with Serenity, please fill in the application which you can download here and write a personal statement, up to 500 words, as to why you believe you are a good candidate to join Serenity Counselling. Send the application and your personal statement to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and one of our team members will get back to you to discuss your application.

 

 

We are currently running 3 rounds of recruitment. You can send your application in at any time, but it won't be reviewed until the beginning of the registration period. Once we have read your application and progressed it to the next stage, we will contact you to arrange an interview. If your interview is successful, we will require you to attend our induction and trauma training (dates below), shortly after which you will be assigned clients.

 

 

 Registration

Interviews

Training

Winter intake

Closed

Closed

4th and 5th March

Summer intake

May

June – last interview day on 25th June

1st and 2nd July

Autumn intake

September

October – last interview day on 29th October

4th and 5th November

 

If you have any questions, please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we will get back to you.

 

 

Services - Counselling and Professional Supervision