We offer honorary clinical placements to trainees from Psychoanalytic/Psychodynamic Counselling and Psychotherapy courses, and those from Integrative courses (Psychotherapy and Counselling Psychology) with a strong interest in Psychoanalysis/Psychodynamic therapies.

In our clinic we offer longer-term Psychodynamically informed Counselling and Psychotherapy to adults. The people who use our service have varied and diverse presenting concerns; our clinic does not have a diagnosis of exclusion as such; each case is assessed individually before a referral is made to one of the therapists in our team and in consultation with their HCC supervisor.

The application pack consists of the following documents:

Each application will be considered on an individual basis, our selection will focus on:

  • Your attendance at a recognized clinical training in Counselling, Counselling Psychology, Psychotherapy, or Psychoanalysis.
  • Your self-development and level of self-awareness through your own personal therapy and training.
  • Some experience of one to one counselling work with clients in an organizational setting or other relevant experience.

What we ask for:

  • Two-year commitment for clinical work.
  • Holding a case load of 3 clients per year.
  • Regular attendance of HCC supervision, and additional supervision through your course or privately.
  • Commitment to one’s personal and professional development.
  • Attending HCC activities, like the quarterly team meetings, in-house clinical seminars, and the annual Away-Day.
  • Maintaining professional conduct in all your dealings with HCC clients and staff.

What we offer:

  • A conducive environment that will support you in your learning and development as a psychotherapist.
  • An opportunity to practice in a psychoanalytically informed service, working with clients on longer-term contracts of one year (with the possibility to extend in some cases).
  • High-quality group supervision by experienced Psychodynamic Psychotherapists and Psychoanalysts. Supervision takes place on a fortnight and there are up to four trainees in each group.
  • An opportunity to get involved with activities in the other WLM projects and events in the wider organization.

To apply for a placement, please check that you fulfill our selection criteria, fill in the application form and return it to us by email.

Our recruitment is open throughout the year. If we don’t have vacancies at the time when we receive your application, we will keep your details on file and consider your application when we next have a vacancy.

Please note that we receive a high volume of applications and we are unfortunately not able to reply to each unsuccessful applicant. We will acknowledge receipt of your application but will only contact applicants selected for an interview.

If you have any specific question regarding your application, please contact us at [email protected]  or on 07903 629 520.