Counselling placements

 Announcement Applications for the 2023/24 academic year have now closed. The next intake for counselling placements will open in May 2024 for the 2024/25 academic year.

Oxford Brookes University Counselling Service provides Solution Focused Brief Therapy to students. In March 2020, the Service had to adjust to the Pandemic Lockdown by working remotely providing online support and therapy. Since September 2022, the Service has offered a blended service offering virtual and F2F sessions, and envisages a gradual return to working on campus next academic year.

Oxford Brookes prides itself in offering a rich creative clinical experience with its placements within a dynamic supportive team.

How do I apply?

The closing date for consideration of forms is Friday 30 June 2023.

Successful candidates will be invited for an interview on Tuesday 11 July 2023. Candidates will hear if they have been successful or not within four working days of the interview.

If you experience any difficulty with the online form and/or require it in another format, please contact the Student Support Services team on:

Training/induction period: The Counselling Service will provide a two-day training/induction period in the first or second week of September to ensure placement therapists are familiar with the Counselling Service’s policies and practices relating to SFBT and the clinical management system. Support will be provided, if needed, over the coming weeks once therapy has commenced. A detailed manual on the service’s policies and practices will be available for all recruited placement therapists.

Counsellor giving a talk