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Helping you to help others

We offer a number of counselling related 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.
Placement counsellors will be supporting people who are experiencing 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 social services.

What you can expect from us:

Clients Guaranteed.
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.
Introduction to private practice tax law and            accounting procedures.
Induction and ongoing management Support.

What we expect from you:

Theoretical understanding of the Person Centred Approach.
References from your university or college.
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.

*Please note we require you to to join the DBS Update Service whilst on placement*

Ethical principles of counselling and psychotherapy:

FIDELITY – Honouring the trust placed in the practitioner.
AUTONOMY – Respect for the client’s right to be self-governing.
BENIFICENCE – A commitment to promoting the client’s 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.

We can 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:

Dedicated and committed professional staff.

Immediate response to referrals.
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 psychotherapy.

The Process

Clients are able to refer themselves or are refered by your HR department or Occupational Health Team. 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. 

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 Events


Feeling the Fear: What Next?  

A two-day experiential workshop for qualified practitioners, to support us in recognising our behaviour in practice which we design to hide our fear.

Our bodies are able to alert us. We use our intellect to mask it.

Fear can show itself in many ways – for example, talking too much, talking too little, needing to explain, needing to know

Let’s give ourselves permission to unmask our fears and explore our ability to make use of all ourselves.

We are practitioners experienced in working 1:1 and in groups with clients, supervisors and staff in contexts including independent practice, educations, organisations, and the NHS using models including person-centred and attachment-based psychotherapy.

Linda Smith 

I have been working with groups and individuals independent of organisations for several years. My earlier experience with groups and individuals was in education. I love my work and experiencing with others how we do this. Here’s an invitation for just this. Looking forward to seeing you.

Anna Janssen

For 20 years I have worked with people affected by critical, chronic and terminal illness and the loved ones and staff who care for them. I have particularly enjoyed introducing organisations including the NHS to interventions designed to support staff in understanding and managing the fear surrounding this work.

 30th / 31st January 2021. 

Online Course

Schedule for both days:

9.30am – Start 

12.30-2pm – Lunch 

5pm- Finish

Cost: £240.00

If booked and paid before January 15th 2021 you will receive a early bird discount of 17% (£199.00). 

To book your place on this CPD event please complete the Workshop Booking Form and return to: info@counsellingxtra.co.uk




Room Hire

Comfortable, confidential secure counselling rooms available to hire.

£10 per hourly session.

Details on request.