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The Counselling Service offers placements to Counsellors in training undertaking Diploma or higher level courses. These placements offer a valuable opportunity to gain experience in a busy, adaptive Counselling Service offering brief therapy to Undergraduate and Postgraduate students as part of a broad-reaching Wellbeing Department.
Applications for placements are accepted throughout the year depending on available spaces.
A Counselling Placement at Brookes will provide:
Supervision of Oxford Brookes' clinical work is provided by an in-house experienced Staff Counsellor, normally on a 2 hour fortnightly basis and normally with another Counsellor on Placement. Whilst every attempt is made to link the modality of
the Counsellor on Placement with a staff Supervisor of that modality, this may not always be possible due to time availability and room constraints. Counsellors on Placement may need to find additional, external supervision if there are specific
supervision requirements required by their training institution. Staff Counsellors have a range of orientations: Psychodynamic, Integrative,Solution Focused and Person-Centred.
All clients seen in this Placement are the responsibility of Oxford Brookes Counselling Service, and, therefore all clinical work at Brookes needs to be brought to the Brookes's Supervision. Your Supervisor maintains full responsibility for the
overview and management of clinical practice, under the authority of the Head of Counselling.
Whilst at Oxford Brookes, Counsellors on Placement are covered by the University's profession indemnity insurance.
You can apply for a Counselling Placement at any time during the Academic year. However, if you apply during the summer vacation period, your Placement will not start until the beginning of the Academic Year. Download the
Placement Person Specification. To be considered for a Placement, please complete the
Placement Application Form.
All applications will be reviewed by the Head of Counselling and the Placement Coordinator. Applicants will hear within 3 weeks if the are to be invited for interview or not. All interview candidates will hear if they have been successful or not
within 3 working days of the interview.
If you experience any difficulty with the online form and or require it in another format, please telephone the Wellbeing Reception team on 01865 484650 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Feedback extracted from our Placement evaluation interviews with previous trainee counsellors: