Counselling Psychology placements

Thank you for your interest in a Counselling Psychology placement with us.

Second year Psych D trainees on Psychodynamic placements

Our Psychotherapy service is comprised of three departments:

  • the West department, based in Guildford
  • the North West department, based in Chertsey
  • the East department. based in Epsom and Reigate.

Our services provide psychotherapy consultation, assessment and treatment to help people with complex emotional and personality difficulties.

There are some variations in learning opportunities across the different departments and individual preference can be explored further at the interview stage.

Candidates looking for a training placement within our services should:

  • Be able to show evidence of an active interest in psychodynamic and/or psychoanalytic psychotherapy
  • Be able to commit to seeing patients for periods of at least nine months
  • Be willing to consider having personal therapy with a psychodynamic therapist during the period of the placement.


Adult Mental Health/Health Psychology/EIIP placements

We offer a range of placements in Adult Mental Health and a limited number in our Health Psychology and Early Intervention in Psychosis (EIIP) services.  All interested trainees will be subject to an interview process.

Candidates interested in these placements should:

  • Be third year trainees (or fourth year if part-time) on an accredited Doctoral level programme in Counselling Psychology
  • Be looking to gain experience in the practice of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) alongside the theory taught within the third or fourth year of the programme
  • Have an interest in working with people who have severe and enduring mental health difficulties, as part of a multi-disciplinary team.

How to apply

If you are interested in applying for one of our Psychodymamic trainee placements and fit the criteria, please email:

If you are interested in applying for one of our CBT trainee placements and fit the criteria, please email