Personal Therapy

CounsellingWorx recognises that students undertaking a professional counselling qualification may need to complete 30 hours of personal therapy. Having gone through counselling training ourselves, each of our professionals have personal experience of how difficult and challenging a qualification can be and how personal counselling can impact you as a trainee counsellor. We are able to offer person-centred therapists, who are registered members of the BACP organisation to help support you as you reflect on your own processes and explore anything that may emerge during your training.


CounsellingWorx understand that students undertaking a counselling qualification need to complete a practical placement, which requires supervision. CounsellingWorx therapists undertake regular supervision themselves and understand the importance of finding the right supervisor. Our supervisors are all BACP members, professionally trained to offer different supervision models, and will work with you during your first session to identify the model that will enable you to gain the most from your supervision, whilst also providing a safe space for reflective and professional development.

Key Principles

CounsellingWorx is founded upon these key principles.


The counselling relationship needs to be built on trust. Trust is fundamental from the client and therapist’s perspective. The client needs to feel comfortable in order to be open and honest about their thoughts/situation and the therapist needs to trust that through the client/therapist’s work together, effective long lasting change for the client can be found.

Space Sharing

The counselling room/environment is shared by both the client and the therapist. CounsellingWorx offers the client warmth, empathy, honesty and acceptance, believing that by offering these qualities within the counselling room, the counselling process will begin. We also recognise that sometimes people are more comfortable in their own surroundings so our therapists will come to you in person, over the phone, or via the internet, if this is something that you feel will help you engage in counselling.

Person Centred

CounsellingWorx offers client-centred therapy which means that through the counselling process, the client will learn to trust their own decision making processes, become more open to new experiences and learn strategies which the client can continue to use long after therapy has finished.

Your personal therapy and supervision during training is there to:

Personal therapy is there to:

Enable growth and self-awareness to take place

Offer you the opportunity to find any blind spots you may have

Offer you the opportunity to explore how your theoretical training relates to/impacts you

Ensure you will be able to stay more present and focused with your clients

Offer you the opportunity to explore any unresolved issues from your past

offer you a supportive space during your course

Ensure you will be able to recognise and separate your own personal issues from those of your clients when they manifest themselves in the therapeutic relationship

Supervision is there to:

Facilitate and enable growth as a professional therapist

Ensure that your clinical work load does not lead to burnout

Offer support, knowledge and challenge you to reach your goals as a professional therapist

To ensure that you are practicing ethically and maintaining good practice

Offer support, knowledge and challenge you to reach your goals as a professional therapist

Offer you a supportive space and time to reflect

To help reduce the feeling of isolation that can be prevalent in the counselling profession

Offer you a supportive space and time to reflect

To help reduce the feeling of isolation that can be prevalent in the counselling profession

CounsellingWorx has been absolutely brilliant with me this last year. I came to them as a trainee counsellor and the support and care I have been given throughout has been amazing. I cannot recommend this service enough.

As a trainee counsellor, I have found the skills and professionalism of CounsellingWorx second to none. They are always ready to assist with any challenge I bring to the table, giving expert guidance in all aspects of the course as well as Counselling Standards. I would recommend CounsellingWorx for anyone requiring personal therapy not only as a student counsellor but also for any personal needs.

CounsellingWorx have been very supportive in my counselling sessions and academically. As a counselling student myself, to have a counsellor who understands fully the position I am in and how demanding the workload is has been invaluable. I would highly recommend.

Working with CounsellingWorx has been great, the approach is very relaxed and personable. I look forward to my sessions and has a trainee counsellor, I have received support every step of my journey. I would recommend CounsellingWorx to any future trainee counsellors or anyone considering the possibility of counselling sessions in general. I always left sessions feeling lighter.

I am a trainee person-centred counsellor and I participated in 20 hours of personal therapy with CounsellingWorx. I would highly recommend this service as it is fantastic and highly professional.

CounsellingWorx helped me to develop my skills as a trainee counsellor as well as allowing me space to work on myself in order to become a better counsellor.

Personal Therapy

£40 /hour

  • If you are enquiring about therapy for student counsellors, please ask about our discount. Block payment for 6 sessions is available. Price, £40/hour.


£45 /hour

  • Supervision available for 45 minutes, 1 hour and 1.5 hours. Prices start from £45/hour pro rata.