Connect. Support. Thrive.

Personal and professional support for counsellors and psychotherapists through the power of community.

How we support therapists

Counsellors’ Staffroom is a welcoming and private membership space to connect and develop professionally alongside peers.

Private practice support

Work through our private practice checklist or attend one of our expert-lead networking events to meet, share knowledge and develop connections with other therapists.

Client referral service

Receive referrals from our Find a therapist or supervisor service. Let us know if you are a good fit and have availability and we’ll send the potential client your details.


Attend live courses and workshops, or access recorded content to expand your knowledge and skills.

Peer counselling

Experience collaborative growth and elevate your practice with peer support, skill-sharing, and meaningful connections for therapists.

Support rooms

Join private support rooms focused on specific experiences or personal challenges, run by therapists for therapists.


Watch our recorded talks and source practice resources recommended by other therapists.

Therapy shop

Sell your therapy resources and products. Buy tools or accessories for your practice directly from other therapists.

Exclusive member benefits

Access exclusive member benefits, including 50% off Kiku practice management software.

A community of colleagues

Focus on yourself and your practice with people who understand the joys and challenges of working in counselling and psychotherapy. Explore interesting CPD, gain business tips and network with each other in our dedicated online space.

Connect and network with other members while developing your knowledge, skills and interests at our warm and welcoming online CPD and other events.

Meet our team

  • Zena

    Founder & Counsellor

    Zena created Counsellors’ Staffroom and has a private practice specialising in culturally integrated, neurodivergent affirming therapy. She is passionate about supporting therapists and modelling celebrating and valuing diversity.

  • Helen

    Founder & Counsellor

    Helen is a counsellor working in private practice, specialising in menopause, hormonal issues, fertility and pregnancy presentations. She believes in the importance of connection, support and collaboration to create positive change.

Join our community today

Collectively we have the skills and resources to help each other thrive professionally and personally. We look forward to sharing and building our therapy community with you.

Creating the Staffroom

The Counsellors’ Staffroom was created by therapists for therapists out of a care for each other. Beginning on Facebook in March 2020, our community soon became a thriving and valued source of support for counsellors and psychotherapists. Our new dedicated online home allow us to provide so much more for our members. Were looking forward to welcoming you.

    • I love being a member of Counsellors’ Staffroom - the members are what make it was it is; a place where we can ask for professional advice, support and care, share the joys and challenges of our work or just to hang out and talk about our favourite TV shows! The team behind it ensure it is a safe place for us as therapists and its a community I always enjoy being part of.

      Integrative Therapist
    • Counsellors’ Staffroom is great. The team keep both us and themselves up to date in diversity, ensuring that they have speakers that can support & educate us all, and they are unafraid to bring topics into our awareness even if that might temporarilty create some discomfort within us. I hugely appreciate the support Zena and Helen offered myself & my co-founder as we launched our company NEDDE TRAINING specialising in neurodivergent individuals suffering with eating disorders & disordered eating.

      Counsellor/Psychotherapist, Qualified Clinical Supervisor & a specialist in Eating Disorders & Obesity
    • I discovered the Counsellors’ Staffroom during the pandemic. It is a great resource for both trainee and qualified therapists, providing excellent and accessible CPD opportunities alongside the continuous, attentive and culturally sensitive support amongst peers.

      Counsellor & Senior Lecturer
    • I found the Counsellors’ Staffroom when I was feeling a little isolated from my peers. We were no longer meeting regularly for training, and I was hoping to find a supportive community. The Staffroom has given me exactly what I needed. There is a range of skills and experience, and members offer support and information generously. The forum is moderated thoughtfully and with care, and I value the space to chat about professional topics and personal ones.

      Counsellor & Psychotherapist
    • Counsellors’ Staffroom provides a safe and welcoming place to share ideas, thoughts, opinions and frivolity. It is an inclusive space and an arena that is accountable and has integrity. When things go wrong they are quick to repair any ruptures, although this rarely happens because they are a tranparent group.


Choose the membership for you

Whether you’re a student on placement or an experienced therapist; working alone or part of a larger team, we have a membership for you.


£5/ month

  • Internal directory listing
  • Find a therapist or supervisor referral notifications
  • Network meet-ups
  • Access to our beta peer counselling and supervision networking space
  • Exclusive member discounts and benefits, including 50% off Kiku practice management software


£10/ month

  • Monthly 2-hour CPD Events
  • Private professional discussion space
  • Community support spaces
  • Resources area, including private practice resources
  • Advertising in our therapy shop

All the features of Network membership +

Join our mailing list for Staffroom news, updates and to hear about our upcoming events.

Frequently asked questions

If you have anything else you want to ask, reach out to us.

    • What is the Counsellors’ Staffroom?

      Counsellors’ Staffroom is a private membership space where counsellors and psychotherapists can connect, develop professionally and find support. We use a platform called Circle to host our community. We offer two memberships, Network and Professional.

    • Who can join the Counsellors’ Staffroom?

      Membership is open to counsellors and psychotherapists who have qualified at Level 4 or above, and students currently studying/completing a Level 4 or above qualification in counselling and/or psychotherapy. Please see our Membership and Events Registration Criteria.

    • I’m not based in the UK can I still join?

      The Counsellors’ Staffroom is a UK membership organisation so most of our discussion content, events and other benefits are suited to members based in the UK. If you live outside the UK and would like to join please email us and we will investigate whether it is possible for you to join our community.

    • How to I provide evidence of my relevant qualifications?

      When you have joined our community on Circle please follow the instructions in our Onboarding area. You will be asked to email a copy of your qualification certificate and membership body details, if you have a membership body, for verification.

    • What is Circle?

      Circle is the leading community platform. It enables us to offer a space for our members to meet each other, find support, learn and develop their practice. It’s a bit like Facebook, but our Circle community is private, and it’s also available for counsellors and psychotherapists who arent on the big social media platforms.

    • How can I change my Membership type?

      To upgrade your membership from Network to Professional click on any space in the Professional area of the community and follow the prompts to arrange your upgraded membership. Or go to the billings section of your profile - you can manage your membership and payments there.

    • Can I sell my therapy products to the community?

      Yes, we offer a therapy shop for Professional Members on Circle. To sell your products you must be a Professional Member. Please email us a link to your products and some information about them so we can add them to our therapy shop space.

    • Can I offer my CPD/training course to the community?

      Yes, our Member CPD space is set up for our Professional Members to market their CPD to other Members. Alternatively, if you would like to partner with us to offer a Counsellors’ Staffroom Event or other Staffroom training please contact us .

    • How do I cancel my membership?

      You can manage your Counsellors’ Staffroom membership directly on Circle in the billings section of your profile. If you decide to cancel you will be able to access our community until the end of your current billing cycle.