Free Online Counselling & Psychotherapy Offer

All our Diploma in Online Counselling & Psychotherapy students are rquired to complete a minimum of 20 hours on online counselling work as part of their portfolio.  This is a postgraduate diploma in online counselling and psychotherapy (you can see more about our courses for those working in organisational settings and for those in management and private practice.


We are currently looking for clients for each of our diploma students. These are fully qualified therapists completing a post qualification diploma. They are usually members of BACP, UKCP, BPS or similar and we encourage them to also be student members of The Association for Counselling and Therapy Online). They are also each receiving online supervision, so are very well supported in their new line of online therapeutic work.


If you would be interested in trying out online therapy free of charge, or know someone who might benefit from some therapy online please could you email us at


The deal would be up to 10 sessions of online therapy using one or a variety of formats:

  • video counselling, audio (where you turn the video off),
  • text based live chat,
  • email counselling,
  • counselling using virtual reality as part of video sessions (this is still work in progress and might not be immediately available).

The client chooses the format they prefer and can (and do) ask to swap between formats during sessions or for different sessions (ideal for example to use live chat when covering issues of shame). 


The students would need your permission to use the sessions for their case work presentation as part of the final paperwork submission, all of which is externally examined. 

In line with ethical practice of course any identifying details would be omitted. 

The students will in each case provide you with an information pack about how they work and ask you to complete an agreement.


Not all our students have their paperwork entirely up to speed yet, but we usually have one or two ready to go straight away,  So in terms of expectation, counselling might not start straight away and we'd ask you to be aware of this. Thank you.