Placement Providers

Inclusion in this list of placements is by agreement of the Sussex Counselling committee. This does not necessarily imply approval by Sussex Counselling. Whilst reasonable care has been taken to ensure that the details given are accurate and that the organisation reasonably offers what it claims to offer, Sussex Counselling does not endorse or accept responsibility for these organisations or placements and they reserve the right to remove or refuse to include the name of any organisation.


 

Arun Counselling Centre

 
We are accredited by BACP and have a wide range of clients. All prospective counsellors should be qualified or at the beginning of their second year of Diploma training. We currently have 24 counsellors in 6 supervision groups who meet fortnightly.
 
Contact person: Mary Miles
 
Dove Lodge
49 Beach Road
Littlehampton
West Sussex
BN17 5JG
 
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Chichester Counselling Service

 
A highly respected professional counselling and training organisation, we offer one-year certificate (entry level) and further two-year advanced (diploma level) psychodynamic trainings (part time). We also offer up to three years of counselling for people aged 18 and over, from all walks of life. Clients pay contributions towards the cost of their counselling, based on what they can afford.
 
Contact person: Chloe West
Designation/Role: Counselling Manager
Chichester Counselling, 106-108 The Hornet
Chichester
West Sussex
PO19 7JR
Contact Number: 01243 789200
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Chichester Information Shop for Young People (13-25yrs)

 
Working open ended with clients aged 13-25 yrs. 2nd year students or qualified. Required to be Humanistic or Integrative (with Person Centred part of the integration). Fortnightly group supervision provided either Tuesday or Wednesday 5.00-6.30pm.
 
Contact person: Melissa Durbin
Designation/Role: Coordinator
34a Little London
Chichester
West Sussex
PO19 1PL
Contact Number: 01243 839093
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City College Brighton and Hove

 
Prospective counsellors should be in their second year of training or qualified. Ideally they will have some placement experience already. Fortnightly supervision is provided. This is an opportunity to work with young people and adults in a further education college.
 
Contact person: Anna Pester
Designation/Role: College Counsellor
Pelham Street
Brighton
East Sussex
BN1 7FA
Contact Number: email only
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CGL East & West Sussex Counselling Service

 
Change, grow live (formerly CRI) has placements across East & West Sussex. Training and supervision provided. Counsellors must have passed their first year and be progressing to their second year of a level 4 Diploma or above.
 
Contact person: Lou Keogh
Designation/Role: Counselling Service Coordinator
Lift House, 6 St Leonard's Road
Eastbourne
East Sussex
BN21 3UH
Contact Number: 07738994908
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Website: www.cgl.org.uk

  

Dialogue Therapeutic Services

 
We work with children and young people ages 11-25yrs in Brighton & Hove, Sussex and West Surrey. Volunteer Counsellors practice in Secondary schools, 6th Form Colleges and in Community settings. The clinical placement scheme is open to qualified counsellors and counsellors in training who have completed a minimum of 1 year of a Level 4 Counselling Diploma or equivalent.
 
Contact person: Mona Sorensen
Designation/Role: Volunteer Counsellor Co-ordinator
YMCA DOWNSLINK GROUP
Reed House, 47 Church Road
Hove
East Sussex
BN3 2BE
Contact Number: 01273 220550
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Website: www.ymcadlg.org

  

Counselling Plus Community

 
Volunteer Counsellors need to be in (or starting) the second year of a diploma course, or equivalent. We prefer those with over 25 hours counselling experience and minimum of 30 hours personal therapy. We have 32 counsellors in eight fortnightly supervision groups. Qualified counsellors welcome. A wide range of clients, plus opportunities when qualified for working with the local Mental health Team on OPTIONS
 
Contact person: Jacki Higgs
Designation/Role: Deputy Manager (Counselling Plus Community)
48 Cambridge Gardens
Hastings
East Sussex
TN34 1EN
Contact Number: 01424 428300
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Heads Together Youth Counselling Service

 
We offer free counselling for young people aged 14-24 in east and mid Surrey. We work at venues in Redhill, Reigate, Merstham, Oxted, Horley, Tadworth, Leatherhead and Dorking. We have a team of around 25 volunteer counsellors who offer 3-6 hours counselling per week. We provide bi-weekly group supervision free of charge for all our counsellors. We are interested in hearing from trainee and qualified counsellors who would like to volunteer with us.
 
Contact person: Sarah Kenyon
Designation/Role: Counselling Manager
Redhill and Reigate YMCA
Hillbrook House, 68 Brighton Road
Redhill
Surrey
RH1 6QT
Contact Number: 01737 378481
Email Address: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

  

Mid-Sussex Counselling Centre

 
Offering open ended affordable counselling for adults. Placements for student counsellors
 
Contact person: Jenny Keay
Designation/Role: Head of Counselling Services
21 Keymer Road
Hassocks
West Sussex
BN6 8AB
Contact Number: 01273 846835
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Morley Street Cash Service

 
The placement would be suitable for a 2nd year trainee working from a psychodynamic model. Supervision is provided. The trainee would engage in counselling with women around issues to do with sexual health such as sexual abuse, pregnancy etc. This is time limited up to 40 sessions.
 
Contact person: Anna Pester
 
Nelson Place, off Morley Street,
BN2 9RE
East Sussex
BN2 9RE
Contact Number: 01273 696011 ext 3839 

 

Offington Counselling Service

 
OCS is a BACP accredited service. We provide free weekly supervision and accept students from integrative, humanistic and psychodynamic training. Details and application froms can be downloaded from our website
 
Contact person: -
 Offington Park Methodist Church
South Farm Road
Worthing
West Sussex
BN14 7TN
Contact Number: 01903 212275
Email Address: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 

 

Rise

 
RISE is a medium sized local charity specialising in supporting women, children and LGBT people who have been victims of domestic abuse or violence. The Counselling Service has an established volunteer scheme providing a number of clinical placements for female counsellors in their second year or above and for those who are qualified and wish to gain experience of working in a time-limited context with women who have been affected by domestic abuse and trauma. 
 
Contact person: Helen Skelton
Designation/Role: Acting Therapeutic Service co-ordinator
RISE - Central Brighton
PO Box 889
Brighton
East Sussex
BN2 1GH
Contact Number: 01273 622828 Ext 216
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Website: riseuk.org.uk

 

The Rock Clinic Association

 
Professional psychological, physical and complementary therapy The Rock Clinic Association, a registered charity, is a co-operative association of psychotherapists and counsellors, yoga teachers and complementary therapists providing accessible therapy to the community of Brighton, Hove and Sussex.
 
Contact person: Melanie Withers
 
270 Eastern Road
Brighton
East Sussex
BN2 5TA
Contact Number: 01273 621841
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Sussex Community Counselling (formerly Summerhayes Counselling Service)

 
Delivers short term (up to 12 sessions), low-cost counselling in Newhaven, Lewes and Hailsham. Placements offered to final year students with 30 plus client hours, opportunity to continue placement beyond qualification. Fortnightly group supervision provided. Potential for some paid work with specialised services once qualified. Well established,
supportive placement.
 
Contact person: Sue Starnes
Designation/Role: Counselling Coordinator
31a High Street
Newhaven
East Sussex
BN9 9PD
Contact Number: 01273 519108
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University of Sussex

 
Psychodynamic and CBT clinical placements for trainee/recently qualified therapists. Free supervision provided. Regular free training workshops and seminars. Go to Counselling & Psychological Services page of the University of Sussex website and click on Placements, for more information and application form.
 
Contact person: George Leach
Designation/Role: Placement Manager
Counselling & Psychological Services
Sussex House
Falmer Brighton,
East Sussex
BN1 9RH
Contact Number: 01273 606755
  

Worthing College

 
Worthing College offers counselling services on campus to support students whilst they are attending college in order to provide a confidential and supportive environment within which personal issues may be discussed. The counselling service enables students to progress effectively through their learning programme and creates an environment which would help to retain and motivate students. This is a free service to students, most of whom are 16 to 18 years old. 
 
Contact person: Steven Foden
 
1, Sanditon Way,
Worthing
West Sussex
BN14 9FD
Contact Number: 01903 275755
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Website: worthing.ac.uk

  

Pavilions

 
Pavilions provides adult Drug & Alcohol Services for Brighton & Hove. Support is available to anyone concerned about their drug or alcohol use, or for the families & carers supporting those struggling with substance misuse. Pavilions brings together Cranstoun, Surrey & Borders NHS Partnership Foundation Trust, Equinox, Brighton Oasis Project, YMCA Downslink Group and Cascade Creative Recovery, a range of partners with proven expertise, creative minds and a shared desire to re-shape drug and alcohol
 
Contact person: Alison Ede
Designation/Role: Team Leader - Families & Carers
Richmond House
Richmond Road
Brighton
East Sussex
BN2 3RL
Contact Number: 01273 574100
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NHS Time to Talk

 
Honorary Counselling placement. Location mid Sussex, Horsham Crawley and Haywards Heath. We offer a years contract, to include 1. 5 hours of supervision once a month and on the day that you commit to being with us. 4-5 patients. You will need to be qualified up to Diploma level and therefore working towards clinical hours needed.
 
Contact person: Beverly Nolan
 
Burgess Hill Clinic
The Brow
Burgess Hill
West Sussex
RH15 9BW
Contact Number: 01444251084
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Brighton & Hove LGBT Switchboard

 
VACANCY FOR 4 QUALIFIED COUNSELLORS AT B&H LGBT SWITCHBOARD’S COUNSELLING SERVICE. are particularly keen to hear from gay male counsellors who are currently under represented on the team. You need to be qualified to at least Diploma level (or equivalent). If you identify as LGBT * and are keen to contribute to the LGBT* community within a supportive team of counsellors, volunteer for our LGBT* Affirmative counselling service offering individual supervision.
 
Contact person: Katie Dennis
Designation/Role: Counselling Services Manager
Community Base
113 Queens Road
Brighton
East Sussex
BN1 3XG
Contact Number: 01273 234009
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MindOut LGBTQ Mental Health Service

 
MindOut is launching a brand new LGBTQ Counselling Service in Brighton and is looking for volunteer Counsellors who identify as LGBTQ to join the service. We are looking for Counsellors in training (on courses from level 7/Post Graduate and above) or qualified counsellors working towards accreditation.
 
Contact person: George Tidey
Designation/Role: Counselling Coordinator
MindOut LGBTQ Mental Health Service,
Community Base, Queens Road
Brighton
East Sussex
BN1 3XG
Contact Number: 01273 234800
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Shoreham Academy Secondary School

 
Working with young people aged between 11-18. Prospective counsellors should be post qualified to Diploma level. Free supervision provided fortnightly. Expectation of three hours a week for a minimum of a year.
 
Contact person: Amy Harris
Designation/Role: Lead Counsellor
Shoreham Academy Secondary School
Kingston Lane
Shoreham-by-Sea
West Sussex
BN43 6YT
Contact Number: 01273 274100 ext 275
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St Barnabas House Hospice

 
St Barnabas House provides specialist palliative care, both within the hospice and in the comfort of patients’ homes, to people with advanced progressive life-limiting illnesses. The charity provides counselling to patients, relatives and friends of patients who receive care through St Barnabas House hospice, via the Family Services team.
 
Contact person: Mark Francis
Designation/Role: Voluntary Services Lead
St Barnabas House Hospice
Worthing
West Sussex
BN12 6NZ
Contact Number: 01903 706315
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Website: bit.ly/2nOoB03

  

Sage Counselling

 
SAGE Counselling offers a home visiting counselling service to adults of all ages who have difficulties using conventional counselling due to mobility issues. Visits could be in the home, a hospital, a residential or nursing home. Student applicants are asked to submit 250-500 words as to why they would want a placement with us. We want to ensure applicants have considered carefully about working with this client group. Counsellors are expected to have a caseload of at least three clients. You will generally be offered clients within your local area to help minimise fuel costs. SAGE Counselling does not pay travel expenses to student counsellors. Applicants should be car drivers with a clean license. Please submit two completed references, one each from college and workplace. SAGE Counselling offers a wealth of experience and support to its volunteers. If you are successful at interview you will have an induction and then be allocated clients as they become available. Fortnightly group supervision is provided and run in accordance with BACP guidelines. There are currently supervision groups in Chichester and Storrington. Because our clients are considered vulnerable adults, a DBS check is required. SAGE Counselling will pay for this unless you already have a suitable certificate. We have had students who successfully complete their training and go on to work for us after qualifying. Telephone SAGE Administrator, Mrs Margaret Hambrook for any queries on 07585 141599 or email her on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 
Contact person: Margaret Hambrook
Designation/Role: Administrator and Counsellor
60, Stockbridge Road
Donnington
Chichester
West Sussex
PO19 8QF
Contact Number: 07585 141599
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Horsham & Crawley Counselling Group CIC

Horsham and Crawley Counselling Group are a Community Interest Company whose social mission is to provide affordable counselling to the residents of Horsham, Crawley and the surrounding areas.

We work both long and short term. We student counsellors clinical placements usually twice a year in the Spring and Autumn. Ideally you should be in your second year of training with some counselling experience. Check our website for when recruitment opens.

Contact person: Rachel Gardiner-Hill
 
Horsham & Crawley Counselling Service,
Alphacom House, 8A Oakhill Road
Horsham
West Sussex
RH13 5SB
Contact Number: 01403217900
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NHS Health in Mind

 
Honorary/Trainee Counselling Placements working with the Hastings and St.Leonards Primary Care Counselling Service. Opportunity to experience working in an NHS mental health setting, build clinical hours towards counselling qualification or accreditation, gain experience of working within a time limited integrative counselling approach. Clinical supervision provided. Applicants must be enrolled on or have completed a post graduate counselling or counselling psychology training course compromising a minimum of 450 hrs programme and including a minimum 100hrs supervised practice. Requirement 1 day per week seeing up to 4 clients.
 
Contact person: Nathalie Jessel
Designation/Role: Lead Psychotherapeutic Counsellor
Cavendish House
Breeds Place
Hastings
East Sussex
TN34 3AA
Contact Number: 07785524592
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