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Make a difference with Power to Live

A placement with Power to Live will help you develop your confidence as a practitioner delivering a client-tailored behavioural treatment that change lives.

The placement includes an intensive 8-week behavioural treatment training programme that focuses on functional formulation and building a full-hearted therapeutic relationship to enhance in-session interventions. Post training, we offer weekly group supervision, monthly individual supervision, as well as access to further skills training during your year with us. We require from you a commitment of taking on at least 4 clients for 12 months. This is not only a placement, we are building a supportive family for our therapists with social events four times a year.

Apply now for placement trainings in Autumn and Spring.

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An 8-week intensive behavioural programme

Our placement therapists need to deliver behavioural therapies, so we require trainees to pass an 8-week training in functional analysis and functional analytic psychotherapy to develop formulation skills. Teaching sessions on FAP, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), mindfulness, schema therapy, Trauma and other approaches will be offered throughout the placement year.  Find out more about the types of therapy we specialise in.

This 8-weeks training is delivered by the UK's only certified FAP trainer, Tien Kuei. It's intense and rigorous, with a special emphasis on experiential in-session therapeutic processes, so be prepared to dive deep to super-charge your ability as an agent for change.


This will suit volunteers who are eager to learn, and most importantly be courageously self-reflective and compassionate.

You can join the behavioural training without the placement to gain a grounding in behavioural treatments. Please email us for cost.


Who we're looking for

We welcome therapists and counsellors from all theoretical orientations, as long as you are open to learning functional analysis based formulation skills to enhance your therapy.


We will consider applicants who have experience working in a supportive environment (i.e. care worker / social worker) with evidence of aptitude and experience in compassionate supportive interactions.

Alternatively you will be studying towards one of the following qualifications:

  • Postgrad Diploma in Counselling

  • Degree or Masters in Counselling, CBT, Counselling/Clinical Psychology, Psychotherapy or Somatic approaches.


Power to Live is committed to creating an inclusive community for our therapists.

Working at Power to Live is a deeply rewarding experience. I've received unwavering support from the team, admin and otherwise, and have always felt like my best interests are being looked after. The training at Power to Live has been life-enhancing. It challenges all your foundations leaving you sharper and more focused. It enriches both your clinical practice and personal life.

If you're not afraid of a challenge and are passionate about what you do, Power to Live is the place for you.


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