Our Clinical Lead Julia Pegg and Counselling Coordinator Scott Stancill were representing the Sheffield Mind Counselling Team last week at Academy SPACE counselling training institution, talking to first year counselling students about the placements that we offer.

Counselling students on placement with us volunteer by offering 1-1 therapy for people struggling with their mental health, and they need to gain this first-hand experience as part of their courses to become fully qualified. We currently have 12 student therapists on placement with us (with another 5 starting soon!), and we wouldn’t be able to offer the General Counselling Service without them.  

The students at Academy SPACE were all eager and enthusiastic about gaining experience to become fully qualified therapists, asking insightful questions about the service, the clients and what to expect from us as potential volunteers. 

If you are interested in a placement for the academic year 2024/25 then contact us over summer, as we will be recruiting when the new academic year starts.

Thank you to Sally and the team at Academy SPACE for having us, and to all our current counselling volunteers for all their hard work!