Helping you to help others

We offer a number of counselling industry services including counsellor training, employer assisted programs and room hire.

Nottingham Counsellor Placement Service

The Nottingham Counsellor Placement Service:

Has been established for over ten years.
Supports people who suffer from social isolation and economic deprivation.
Works across a wide range of age groups and cultures.
Provides counselling for people who would not normally have access to such services.
Has grown significantly and is sought out and recommended as a placement opportunity by local universities and counsellor training organisations.
Receives a high number of clients from GP’s, other health service professionals and mental health support organisations within the community.

What you can expect from us:

Guaranteed waiting list of clients.
Clients allocated at relevant experience level.
Dedicated counselling rooms.
Training in house.
Group supervision & individual supervision.
Professional Indemnity Insurance to £5 million.
12 years experience in management of student placements.
Group Membership of B.A.C.P.Induction and ongoing management support.
Introduction to private practice tax law and accounting procedures.

What we expect from you:

Theoretical understanding of the Person Centred Approach.
References from your university or college and recent DBS check
Commitment to maintaining the integrity of the project.
Adherence to best practice of B.A.C.P.
Commitment to ongoing personal development, support and supervision having already undergone your own personal therapy.
Ability to keep confidential records.
You will be in advanced stages of training for professional diploma or above.
4 way contract.
2 years commitment.
Fee of £45 per month (subject to change) payable by direct debit after an initial joining fee of £100

Ethical principles of counselling and psychotherapy:

FIDELITY — Honouring the trust placed in the practitioner.
AUTONOMY — Respect for the clients right to be self-governing.
BENIFICENCE — A commitment to promoting the clients well-being.
NON-MALIFICENCE – A commitment to avoiding harm to the client.
JUSTICE – The fair and impartial treatment of all clients and the provision of adequate services.
SELF-RESPECT — Fostering the practitioner’s self knowledge and care for self.

Personal moral qualities we aspire to:


Employer Assisted Programs

Emotional Intelligence Promotes Success
Therapeutic Interventions for Employees

The Benefits:

Alleviate stress and support mental health problems.
Identify physical health concerns.
Support people in distress caused by life events.
Assist HR to identify and resolve workplace issues such as:
Reduced absenteeism.
Improved productivity.
Saves management time.
Better staff retension.

The Emotional and Psychological health of your staff is imperative to ensure a healthy and productive workforce.

Early intervention can identify possible problems and reduce the financial cost to your business.

We Provide:

Counsellors on BACP accreditered register.
Dedicated and committed professional staff.
Immediate response to referals.
A Person Centred Approach.
Secure and confidential consulting rooms.
Organisational membership of the BACP.
Fully insured and clinically supervised therapists.
Established charity and company ltd by guarantee.
Very competative terms.
Reports and statistics.
Outcomes monitoring.
Short term focused.
Long term psycotherapy.

The Process

Clients are able to refer themselves or are refered by Occupational Health.

Clients are offered an initial assessment appointment conducted by a senior psycotherapist.

Outcomes monitoring forms are completed by the client in line with The Person Centred Approach.

The client is offered an initial six sessions with the option to increase to ten after consultaion with Occupational Health.

The clients progress is monitored throughout and the results are entered onto the outcomes monitoring data base for analysis.

You can download a copy of the Employer Assisted Programs brochure here.

Continuing Professional Development

If you’re serious about your counselling career, then CPD is a vital tool to help you advance.

We offer a range of services to support our counsellors CPD including workshops, counselling skills training and supervision training.

Please contact us to talk about how we can support you in  your CPD.

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Upcoming CPD Events 

Confidence and Self-Esteem Building 

Connect back to the essence of you. 

This is a two day course
comprising of four units.

Facilitated by Dawn Rendall 

 Next Dates:

– Saturday 15th/Sunday 16th September 2018
-Saturday 27th/Sunday 28th October 2018

-Saturday 17th/Sunday 18th November 2018
Time: 10am-4pm

Price: £70.00
Cheque payable to NWCS
or Bacs 
Account no: 36850349
Sort code: 56-00-61
Ref: CBC(your name)

Telephone: 0115 960 5577

NWCS/Counsellingxtra is a not for profit organisation
Charity No. 1120569

Course Details

Day 1
Units 1:
Confidence Building Development and Assertiveness
General discussion around what is confidence and how is this understood and perceived
Group activity looking initially at how a lack of confidence can negativity impact upon our lives. The group will then explore how an improved and sustained confidence can create a more balanced life
Exploration of the meaning of assertiveness. What does it mean to be assertive
Looking at scenarios using role play to help learners to differentiate between passivity, aggression and assertiveness
Group feedback throughout unit 1 prompting a whole group discussion facilitated by trainer further Imbedding knowledge and understanding of different ways of responding to others and how this impacts upon confidence
Summary of unit and homework task given
Homework task asks the learner to give three examples of how they plan to develop their confidence and implement at least one example
Handouts and reading material

Unit 2:
Personal Boundaries   
Group discussion looking at why personal boundaries are important and how are these maintained
Group activities
Group 1 will explore the impact of not having personal boundaries in place giving examples from personal experiences
Group 2 looks at a case study of blurred boundaries and how these might have been better managed.
Group feedback throughout unit 2 prompting a whole group discussion facilitated by trainer further Imbedding knowledge and understanding of the importance of retaining personal boundaries and how this impacts upon confidence
Summary of unit and homework task given
Homework task asks learner to develop a five minute presentation on how to ensure they safeguard personal boundaries. To be presented on day 2.
Handouts and reading material

Day 2
Unit 3:
Whole group discussion around what is self worth and how this is reflected in our behaviour and responses
Exercise in pairs exploring how self worth is measured
Group feedback throughout unit 3 prompting a whole group discussion facilitated by trainer further Imbedding knowledge and understanding of the importance of self worth and how this impacts upon personal confidence
Individual presentations around personal boundaries from yesterday
Handouts and reading material

Unit 4:
Whole group discussion around what is self identity and how this enables people to be confident in owning their own belief systems and how this promotes a strong sense of self
Individual writing exercise and feedback to the group around self exploration of identity using mirror handout
Group feedback throughout unit 4 prompting a whole group discussion and shared ideas facilitated by trainer. This further Imbeds knowledge and understanding of the importance of identity and how this impacts upon personal confidence

Writing out a plan of action
Course endings and handouts

All attendees will be given a course pack containing handouts to support learning.


Room Hire

Comfortable, confidential secure counselling rooms available to hire.

£10 per hourly session.

Details on request.