Each year we offer a limited number of volunteer counselling placements at the Centre. We recruit during the summer, commence training in September, and for those that go on to successfully complete the assessment at the end of our popular training programme, client work can commence in January. For information on how to apply please see below.



We offer many benefits:

  • The opportunity to work within a British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy accredited counselling service. Carrs Lane Counselling Centre has held BACP Accredited Counselling Service status since February 2007. All BACP Accredited Services demonstrate a high level of professionalism and quality of service provision, meeting benchmark standards that are maintained by annual external assessment.
  • The opportunity to work with clients from all backgrounds presenting with diverse symptomology.
  • The opportunity to conduct short term, medium and longer term counselling work with clients. Unlike many agencies, we do not restrict the number of sessions with clients to less than ten, but seek to provide as much time as is reasonably needed for clients to address their issues.
  • Attendance on Continuing Professional Development courses that are held at the Centre throughout the year at no charge.
  • To receive free monthly group supervision of your client work at no charge.
  • To be part of a team that is supported by experienced clinicians, supervisors and tutors, and by a management structure that ensures all aspects of the service meet the standards required by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy.


All applicants should have completed or currently be undertaking, as a minimum, a counselling course at Diploma (level 4) or above. We expect all our counsellors to be members of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) or a similar reputable professional organisation of equal standing. Applicants will also need to evidence that they have received Personal Therapy.


We are now inviting applications for counselling placements starting September 2022.

To apply for a counselling placement starting September 2022 you will need to download the application pack which contains an application form, details of our training programme, and other relevent documents. The application pack is a compressed/zipped folder and can be downloaded (right click Save As) here: Counselling Placement Application Pack 2022-2023

With our reputation for excellence, professionalism and quality, every year we receive large numbers of applications from students. We recommend that you complete your application and send it to us as soon as possible.

If you wish to have more information on counselling placements at Carrs Lane Counselling Centre, please telephone 0121 643 6363 and ask to speak to the Counselling Manager.