Join us as a counsellor

Suffolk Mind offers a range of opportunities to join us as a counsellor, either as a volunteer, or on a placement.

About the service

We operate a self-referral, easy-to-access counselling service. Our service is for any Suffolk resident (excluding Waveney) aged 18+. Clients come to our counselling service for a variety of reasons, but these could be relationships, family issues, personal crisis, bereavement, or other problems they may be dealing with. We offer counselling in Bury St Edmunds, Ipswich, Saxmundham, online via Zoom and by telephone.


Current counsellor vacancies

Suffolk Mind’s Counselling service have the below counsellor roles available, which can be either on placement or voluntary (qualified).

If you are interested, please complete our application form and submit it to for the attention of Lee Harger, the Counselling Manager. Please ensure that you have specified the position in which you are interested on your application form.

Location Seeing clients Monthly online group supervision
Ipswich Mondays at 9.30am, 10.30am and 11.30am Third Monday, 4 – 6pm
Ipswich Thursdays at 1pm, 2pm and 3pm Second Friday, 4 – 6pm
Ipswich Thursdays at 1pm, 2pm and 3pm Fourth Friday, 4 – 6pm
Zoom Mondays at 4.30pm, 5.30pm and 6.30pm Third Tuesday, 8.30am – 10.30am
Ipswich Thursdays at 4.30pm, 5.30pm and 6.30pm Second Tuesday, 8.30am – 10.30am


We do have an expectation that applicants have a good understanding of the work that Suffolk Mind does (outside of the counselling service) and mental health. At interviews, we do ask questions on these subjects. Please take time to familiarise yourself with our work and the services that we offer.

If you are interested in becoming a counsellor (placement or volunteer) with Suffolk Mind, please complete our application form and email

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