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Work experience

Are you interested in becoming a child counsellor? At Place2Be you can learn more about child counselling and gain relevant experience.

We offer the opportunity to gain:

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Gain office work experience

We have a number of teams who work to support our school-based colleagues. Teams work mainly from our London-based office, but some are hybrid or remote. These teams support Place2Be schools across the UK.

Subject to availability, Place2Be offers the opportunity for work experience within one of our office-based teams on an ad-hoc basis. If you're interested please contact us outlining the area in which you'd like to gain experience and your preferred dates. Please note that we’ll do our best to match you with relevant opportunities, but we cannot guarantee we'll be able to accommodate your request.

Contact us about office-based experience

Prior to the programme I had no idea of the many sectors that come with a counselling team and what they include for example the Art Room team taught me there's more than one way to express your emotions, not just verbally. A young person who has previously done work experience with Place2Be

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Learn more about child counselling

If you’re interested in getting some experience in what it's like to be a child counsellor, you can take part in our Taster Day. Here, you will gain valuable insights into essential counselling skills and learn about Place2Be's unique therapeutic approach.

Learn more about our Taster Day

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How to become a child counsellor with Place2Be

You can become a child counsellor with Place2Be, whether you're just starting out or are part-qualified. Learn more about Place2Be's qualification courses to becoming a child counsellor.

Becoming a child counsellor

The group at Place2Be was so supportive and I met people that I never would have crossed over with otherwise. And I liked the fact that we were all there for a joint goal. Ellie, who completed our Taster Day

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Find counselling placements as part of your training

If you’re completing a study programme and require a placement as part of your continuing professional development, you can become a Counsellor on Placement with Place2Be. During your placement, you spend time in a Place2Be partner school and gain experience working with children and young people.

Learn about counselling placements

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Richard's experience as a Counsellor on Placement

Richard did a counselling placement with Place2Be. Learn more about his experience, including a typical day in the life, career progression, and how Place2Be support their Counsellors on Placement.

Being a Counsellor on Placement with Place2Be

If you know you want to work with children and young people, the whole of Place2Be as an organisation is geared around the mental health and wellbeing of children and young people. Richard, who was a Counsellor on Placement with Place2Be

News & blogs

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