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Update March 2024:

We are currently NOT accepting student placements in our Adult Therapy Service.

We are currently NOT accepting student placements for therapy trainees who can work with children and young people aged 11 – 18 as a priority in our Children’s Therapy Service.

Our placements offer clinical hours towards accreditation for your course (though some courses do not accept child counselling hours, so check with your tutor before applying for a placement in our CYP Therapy service).


Students need to have the following in order to undertake placements with Gaddum:

  • Valid student membership with a professional ethics body (see opposite)
  • Valid supervision arrangements, meeting the specifications of their approved ethics body.
  • Be studying one of the following:
  • Level 7 post-graduate CBT course, with a recognised University.
  • Level 4 or 5 person centred counsellor diploma.
  • Any other undergraduate level counselling courses, which require a practical element; are delivered by a recognised University; and provide eligibility for BACP registration (including Certificate of Proficiency route). Gaddum may consider other courses or arrangements by exception.
  • We also welcome trained counsellors and therapists who are willing to give their time to support our valuable work. Please see our Volunteers page for more information.

Trainees who wants to have placement at Gaddum have to be registered in one of the  following:

Professional Membership Includes:

  • British Association of Play Therapists (BAPT)
  • Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)
  • United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)
  • British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)
  • British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP)

If you qualify through IAPT, you may be registered with:

  • Social Work England (SWE)
  • Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC)
  • Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)

How to apply

To apply, please fill in the relevant forms below.

CYP Therapy Placement Role Description

CYP Therapy Placement Application Form

Once we’ve assessed your application, you may be invited for an interview. If you are successful, we will arrange for you to have an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check before starting placement with us.

Please be aware that we are currently not accepting applications.