Want to help or get involved?

PGCS exists due to the good will of those who work within it. It's a great supportive team of people to be part of. There are three main ways of joining us:

As a Qualified Counsellor

As a Trainee Counsellor, doing their final placement hours

As an Office Volunteer

Information for trainee counsellors

Each year we have a limited number of clinical placements for counsellors in the final stage of their training before qualifying. We can offer you the opportunity to work with a fantastic team of committed professionals in an excellent environment. You will have the opportunity to experience a wide range of adults and issues. Competition is strong for places, but don't let that put you off applying. We have many years experience of working with trainee counsellors and you will find the support we offer is second to none.

If you are interested in joining us on a volunteer placement, please read the pdf document. This should have most of the information that you will need to know. If after reading it you have further questions please do get in touch with us.

Important 'Ethos' statement

We feel it's really important that you end up in the right place for your placement. There are many different 'styles' of agency and PGCS is quite different from many. Our Person-Centred approach means that in quite a few respects we look at things differently than a good deal of current 'mainstream' thinking. In an attempt to capture this, in addition to the practical information about placements above, please click here and carefully consider the therapist facing ethos statement there. This attempts to help you decide if PGCS is the right place to apply to. Please read and consider this carefully before completing the application form.

Application form

If you are a trainee therapist please download the application form by clicking here.

It’s a Word document so can be typed into, before sending it to us online.


If you are a qualified therapist please download and complete a different form by clicking here

Again it’s in Word format so can be completed and submitted online.

Office Volunteers

Administation and reception volunteers

We are a small not for profit company that started life as a project run within a bigger charity. Our work can only happen with the help of volunteers on the administration team as well as our counsellors.