Applying to become a Graduate Associate of ACPS

We are recruiting newly qualified graduates to join ACPS as Graduate Associates for a two-year period. Graduate Associates will offer reduced fees to clients who will be referred to them through ACPS. After this two-year period, Graduate Associates may be invited to apply to join ACPS as full members, depending on service need.

ACPS is an independent charity founded in 1988, based in central Bristol. We welcome applicants from diverse backgrounds.


  • must be a graduate of a BACP, UKCP or BPC accredited psychotherapy or counselling training
  • must be working towards accreditation with BPC, UKCP, or BACP
  • should have a psychoanalytic, psychodynamic, humanistic, integrative or compatible orientation
  • will be able to offer low-cost psychotherapy or counselling to clients for long-term or short-term contracts
  • will be able to work on a self-employed basis in the Bristol area

Closing date: Friday 25th Oct, 2019, notification by Wednesday 6th November, Interviews Wednesday 20th November

Below are links to documents that you will need to complete your application.  This email address can also be used if you have any enquiries that are not answered by the documents.

Graduate Associate Information Sheet

Graduate Application Form