Clinical Placement Opportunities

We continually recruit Volunteer Counselling Opportunities throughout the year, if you are interested please download the documents below and check that you have met the criteria listed before applying:


- All applicants must be either in their second year or above of a recognised/accredited training institution, or be already qualified to a minimum of diploma level.

- All applicants must have a minimum of 50 hours of one to one clinically supervised counselling hours or be able to demonstrate one to one work experience within the mental health field.

- All trainees must have at least 20 hours of personal therapy and continue with therapy whilst on placement until qualified.

- All recruits must attend fortnightly group supervision provided by MITHN.

Tower Hamlets Counselling Service:

This counselling service is funded by Tower Hamlets Clinical Commissioning Group. We are based in Whitethorn Street, E3 4DA. This service offers 12 weeks of talking therapies.

Placements for this service are based on a two year contract to see a minimum of three clients per week. One year contracts may be negotiated for therapists who have more experience or are working towards accreditation. There are in-house training opportunities for placement counsellors.

Newham Counselling Service

This is an IAPT NHS partnership between MiTHN and Newham Talking Therapies (ELFT) and is based over three different locations around Newham.  This service offers 8 weeks of talking therapies (non-CBT)

Placements are based on a two year contract to see a minimum of three clients per week. There are some training opportunities offered by the NHS.

How to apply:

If you would like to apply for any of the above positions, please download our person specification and our application form below.  You may email your form directly to our Counselling Coordinator at

For further information, please call either 0207 510 4247 or 0207 510 4248 and speak to our counselling team.


For more information on the services provided, please click on the following links: Tower Hamlets, Newham




Clinical Placement Person Specification

Clinical Placement Application Form

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