We offer a number of placement opportunities including:
- Psychology Student Placements
- Honorary Trainee Counsellor Placements
Psychology Student Placements
We have a number of existing arrangements with academic institutions whereby we offer unpaid placements to students when this is a requirement of their course. All vacancies are advertised in line with the institutions recruitment process and usually offered 6-12 months in advance of the placement starting after an interview process.
If you are a university student looking for a placement, please contact your university placement coordinator to enquire what positions are available.
If you are an academic institution looking to increase your portfolio of placements available to your students, please contact Lucy Jackson, Lead PWP, on Lucy.Jackson@Candi.nhs.uk
Honorary Trainee Counsellor Placements – Islington
We run an honorary trainee counsellor placement scheme, giving clinicians in the later stages of their training the opportunity to develop their skills of working within a time limited integrative model in an IAPT service. This is ideally suited to students on an Integrative Counselling/Psychotherapy training and working towards BACP/UKCP accreditation. (This is not a CBT placement).
We have no plans to recruit further in 2019.
If you would like to be sent details of the placement when there is a vacancy, please send an email to Natalia Vavassori, Senior Counsellor, on Natalia.Vavassori@Candi.nhs.uk.
Honorary Trainee Counsellor Placements – Camden
We offer psychodynamic and integrative placement opportunities suitable for trainees doing their Doctorate in Counselling Psychology (year 2 and 3). In addition, these trainee positions are also open to psychotherapists and counsellors in the final stages of their training working towards UKCP or BPC accreditation.
If you would like to be considered for a psychodynamic or integrative placement within Camden ICope, please contact Svetlana Fleming, Senior Counsellor and Psychodynamic Placement Coordinator on firstname.lastname@example.org
Alternative Volunteering Opportunities
As an alternative to iCope for volunteering opportunities, there are a number of opportunities for volunteering within Camden and Islington Mental Health Foundation Trust. You can find out more about this by visiting the Trust website here.
Below is a list of other organisations where you can also look to gain voluntary experience working with adults with mental health difficulties:
This Guardian article also contains helpful links and advice that can help you get on the ladder for gaining relevant mental health working experience.
For general volunteering opportunities visit:
Visit the NHS Health Careers website for further information about how to develop a career in healthcare services and psychological therapies services more generally.