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continue your journey with us

If you are passionate about offering either short or long term mental health support to a wide range of diverse clients within the community, then we would love to hear from you.

Here at Next Step, we support students to work within their training approach and modality. This provides the perfect opportunity for you to develop their practice and experience, whilst also working towards BACP, UKCP, NCS full qualification and accreditation as a counsellor, psychotherapist, child therapist or relationship therapist. We invest in training and support your growth,

We offer placements for both face to face and online sessions within schools or in our Gosforth Clinic with some online for our Low Cost therapy services.

For more information on placements please download our FAQS

Before you apply:

  • All applicants must be approved as ready to practice and have counselling or psychotherapeutic membership.

  • We offer placements free supervision and also have a Lead Mentor either in school or in house.

  • In addition we also offer supervision groups depending on need.

  • The first 3 months of placement will be considered a probation period.

  • If you meet our criteria we may invite you to attend an interview.

  • If successful, you will receive an offer of placement.

  • Please note that you will need an enhanced DBS, which we can coordinate for you if required.

Ready to APPLY?

School intakes are interviews will take place in March and April 2023. Gosforth Clinic and online placement applications will be throughout the year.


Please bare with us this is usually a busy time for us we will aim to get back to everyone in due course.

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