Thank you for your interest in our placement scheme.
Applications for our placement scheme are now closed for the 2023-2024 academic year.
You can register your interest for the 2024-2025 placement below. Applications will open in March 2024.
To find out more about our team and the opportunities available, take a look at the following information.
The Advice and Counselling Service at Queen Mary is located in London’s vibrant East End. The University has approximately 31,000 students and 4,500 staff. We are a large Russell Group University with a unique student body comprised of a high percentage of local students and those from ethnic minority backgrounds. Diversity and Inclusion is an important University value.
The Counselling Team is part of the Advice and Counselling Service (ACS), a multidisciplinary team comprising of Welfare Advisors, Mental Health Advisors, Student Wellbeing Advisors, and a Sexual Assault and Harassment Advisor. The placement is based within the Counselling Team but you will be expected to work closely with the other teams within ACS.
Our Counselling team is comprised of a counselling manager, 3 senior counsellors, 12 counsellors (including those from a diverse range of modalities), a group therapist and 2 consultant psychiatrists. We deliver approximately 3,200 individual appointments to around 800 students seeking counselling each year, for help with a wide range of issues.
Counsellors offer mostly short-term counselling, with a very small proportion of our clients offered longer term counselling. We also run therapy groups and offer workshops for students, as well as training and consultation to support staff in their pastoral role with students. Trainees will have scope to see a range of presentations, work both short term and longer term, and will have a range of opportunities for learning. Trainees attend bi-weekly clinical meetings and will have the opportunity to present clinical cases to the team.
Queen Mary’s placement scheme is highly regarded in the sector and a high proportion of those completing a placement within our service are successful in gaining paid work in the sector.
We offer training placements for those currently studying on a formal counselling/psychotherapy/CBT training course, who are seeking a placement as part of their course, and are keen to gain experience working with a student population within Higher Education.
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We will make a commitment to the placement for an academic year and will expect that you are also able to make the same commitment.
Applications are now closed for the 2023-2024 academic year.
If you wish to be contacted when the 2024-2025 placement scheme opens (expected to be in March 2024), please enter your contact details here. The application form will be added to this page once applications open again.
- Counselling Manager: Dr Lindy Morrison, CPsychol