We at Anchoridge Counselling, take pride in our ability to offer meaningful opportunities for growth and discovery to the next generation of qualified, hard-working therapists. 

Positions are available at our Kitchener-Waterloo and Oakville locations for students seeking in person practicum placements.

Program Overview


 Anchoridge prides itself on creating a welcoming and supportive environment where individuals can thrive while being themselves. This placement experience is intended to provide graduate level students with the opportunity to experience counselling in a private practice setting while fulfilling their program requirements for their practicum.



The experience provided here at Anchoridge will be a blend of direct client hours and indirect professional development hours. Students will be expected to be proactive, ambitious and have an avid interest in providing support for a variety of different populations in a private practice setting.

8 - 12 months
20 hours
4 shifts

Supervision Opportunities


Students will have the unique opportunity to be supervised by the Clinical Director and Founder, Natasha Lavji (RP, RSW, CCC). Supervision is provided to students at no cost and is intended to inspire them to embrace their own style of counselling and gain the confidence that they need to positively impact their clients' lives. Students can expect their supervision to include case consultation and formulation, clinical skill development, peer support and the opportunity to integrate their theoretical learning into clinical practice.

1 hour / week
4 hours / month


Student orientation will take place over the first month at Anchoridge. This time will be spent gaining understanding of private practice operations, shadowing intakes and client sessions, working closely with the administration team and developing a deeper understanding of the areas of practice students would like to pursue. This time is intended to allow the student to acclimate to Anchoridge and prepare to build their own case load.