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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 as a counsellor, psychotherapist, child therapist or relationship therapist. We invest in training and support your growth,


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 student membership.

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

  • You will need to commit for a full academic year.

  • 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, usual start dates are September

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

Ready to APPLY?

Unfortunately our placements are now closed for this year.  Please go to the home page and sign up for our mailing list if anything comes up in the meantime. 


Thank you for showing an interest in a placement with us.

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