Recruitment – Join us at NECS

NECS has a team of over 50 counselling practitioners with specialist expertise across the full range of therapeutic practice. With this register of qualified practitioners and trainee counsellors we are able to shape our service delivery to fit our clients’ needs.

If you are interested in joining us and helping change people’s lives we have a number of opportunities to join us.

For trainees looking for placements, we hold one or two rounds of recruitment each year, depending on our organisational need and capacity. Our major recruitment round is held in the spring and is aimed at students who are in the penultimate year of a recognised counselling course and are seeking a placement for their final academic year.

If you would like to apply for a trainee placement with NECS, please submit your CV and a personal statement outlining your interests and experience to, your details will be held on file until the start of the next recruitment round when you will be invited to attend a familiarisation event.

Professional Competence Placements:
NECS are keen to support counsellors to enable them to maintain their professional competence. We provide placement opportunities for qualified practitioners and support them in their CPD with free training and supervision.

If you are a qualified counsellor looking for a placement position you are welcome to apply at any time by sending a CV and a covering note, outlining your counselling interests and experience to

Counselling is a flexible career which works around counsellors’ availability. North East Counselling Services hold a register of sessional (self-employed) practitioners who can be called upon to deliver services on our behalf as the demand dictates. At present we have no vacancies for sessional counsellors but please keep checking back as this situation might change.

All employees, sessional staff, trainees and volunteers are subject to Enhanced DBS Disclosures and required to provide two references before commencing any work with the organisation. They are professionally supervised and work within the BACP Ethical Framework for Good Practice. They are also required to participate in on-going training and development to ensure exacting professional standards are met.