12th August 2022 

Information for trainee counsellors

Each year we have a limited number of clinical placements for counsellors in the final stage of their training before qualifying. We can offer you the opportunity to work with a fantastic team of committed professionals in an excellent environment. You will have the opportunity to experience a wide range of adults and issues. Competition is strong for places, but don't let that put you off applying. We have many years experience of working with trainee counsellors and you will find the support we offer is second to none.

If you are interested in joining us on a volunteer placement, please read the pdf documents below by clicking on the boxes. They should have most of the information that you will need to know. If after reading it you have further questions please do get in touch with us.

Clinical placements. Website Trainee Info May 2018

Important 'Ethos' statement

We feel it's really important that you end up in the right place for your placement. There are many different 'styles' of agency and PGCS is quite different from many. Our Person-Centred approach means that in quite a few respects we look at things differently than a good deal of current 'mainstream' thinking. In an attempt to capture this, in addition to the practical information about placements above, please click on the PDF symbol below and carefully consider the therapist facing ethos statement there. This attempts to help you decide if PGCS is the right place to apply to. Please read and consider this carefully before completing the application form.
Clinical placements. Ethos Internal Statement rev210621


The PGCS Blog, aimed at therapists and others interested in our approach, is a good way of getting a feel of who we are and keeping abreast of person centred subjects. Clicking on the link below will take you to it:

Click here for the PGCS Blog for therapists

Application form

Please download the application form by clicking on the box below if you wish to hand write you application. Directions of where to send it once you have completed it are on the top of the form.

Clinical placements. Counsellors Application Form

Please make sure that you have read the "Application for trainee counsellors" and the "Ethos statement" the first and second PDF's on this page - before you complete the application form.

If you wish to type your application please email us and ask for the Microsoft Word version of the counsellor application form.


We welcome interest at any time both from qualified counsellors or diploma level students. If you are a student, please check that your training provider would be happy to support your application to us.