For newly qualified counsellors, students and therapists

We offer a number of services to support your journey:

For Students

Counselling

We believe experiencing personal therapy is essential to the development of anyone in training and can be beneficial both personally and professionally.

Here we offer counselling for students with our highly qualified and experienced therapists at a 10% discount off our full cost prices. Our therapists meet the requirement of professional bodies such as BACP and NCS. We appreciate that training as a therapist is a costly process and we therefore are offering this discounted rate to help you on your journey.

Our therapists are experienced in delivering therapy to students from the following institutes:

  • Birmingham City University
  • Coleshill Training College
  • Halesowen College
  • HoW College
  • Keel University
  • Newman University, Birmingham
  • University of Birmingham
  • University of Worcester
  • Warwickshire University

Counselling tends to be a short term intervention, focusing on a specific issue and usually ranging from 6 – 18 sessions.

Low-Cost Service

Our low-cost counselling service is facilitated by trainee/student counsellors who volunteer their time to offer this benefit to the community. All our trainees/students will undergo a rigorous recruitment process and as a minimum must:

  • Be undertaking/working towards a Level 4 (or equivalent) Therapeutic Counselling Diploma with 420 (minimum) guided learning hours, tutor assessed portfolio and externally assessed recording of a counselling session.
  • Be a student member of Professional/Accreditation bodies (with a PSA approved register).
  • Be undertaking 10 hours (a minimum) per year of personal therapy.
  • Be working towards a minimum of 100 hours client contracted counselling sessions.
  • Be undertaking supervision with a relevantly qualified clinical supervisor for 1 hour every 8 hours of client work.

Newly Qualified / Students

Mentoring Service

HT Counselling encourage passing on of experience and knowledge.

This can be done in several ways:

  • Continued Professional Development (CPD) - i.e. How to set up in Private Practice
  • Work Experience - i.e. Helping with the background management of the service
  • Discussion Groups - i.e. With other more experienced therapists to pass on their knowledge
  • Discussions with the Practice Director - i.e. How to run a service

Please contact the Practice Director for further information.

Supervision Services

We also offer an in-house supervision service for trainee and qualified
therapists. Please enquire for further details.

Service Agreement

Once qualified it can feel a scary place to be. Out in the world, trying to compete with more experienced therapists who flood the market. Come and take a client or two via HT Counselling.

We offer a service for newly qualified therapists that allows you to work as a self-employed therapist, but using the support and structure of HT
Counselling. You will be working under the umbrella of HT Counselling and so therefore, can start to build a client network, but also generate client hours to help support you in the start of a new venture. Please contact us for further details.

Thank you so much for all the support you have given me and encouragement to become a private practice therapist.
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