Students are required to be in supervised and approved placements from year 2 of the course onwards. The NSPC placement coordinator will assist students to find a suitable placement. Approved supervisors offer face to face and also online supervision.
Students are normally required to complete at least two different placements in order to accrue the necessary 450 hours of client work. Most of the hours will be accrued in respect of one to one work with adults. However, up to 33% of those hours may be accrued in respect of work with children, couples or groups.
Students are also required to have at least 160 hours of personal therapy, comprising of a minimum of 12 hours per year. Therapists should have an orientation that is compatible with the existential approach.