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Trainee Counsellors

In addition to our range of highly experienced counsellors, we are proud to support trainee counsellors as they develop their therapeutic skills.  Each of our trainees bring with them a breadth of life experience in different fields. These include; community, health service, education, and churches. 

All are members of BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy) or COSCA (Counselling and Psychotherapy in Scotland) or ACC (Association of Christian Counsellors) or NCPS (National Counselling and Psychotherapy Society)


It is a requirement for trainee counsellors to be enrolled on a nationally recognised counselling course which includes a placement component usually of 100 hours.  Trainees must also have passed a fitness to practice exam and demonstrate an understanding of their regulatory body's ethical framework.  All practitioners must also have a clinical supervisor in place prior to undertaking any client work. 

As our organisation offers counselling which draws from Integrated or Pluralistic models, trainee counsellors should also be familiar with working with a modality which aligns with these approaches. 

Hope Counselling Dundee provides group facilitated supervision once a month in addition to individual mentorship and support for our trainees. 

Below are some of the associations that our counsellors and trainees are members of.

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