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We currently have the following vacancies for volunteer counsellors at Suffolk Mind:

1.    Ipswich: Monday evening (client times: 5.30pm, 6.30pm, 7.30pm) – Supervision group: 2nd Monday of every month (1.45pm to 3.45pm)

2.    Ipswich: Wednesday evening (client times: 5.30pm, 6.30pm, 7.30pm) – Supervision group: 2nd Monday of every month (1.45pm to 3.45pm)

3.    Ipswich: Thursday evening (client times: 5.30pm, 6.30pm, 7.30pm) – Supervision group: 2nd Monday of every month (1.45pm to 3.45pm)

4.    Ipswich: Thursday morning (client times: 9.30am, 10.30am, 11.30am) – Supervision group: 2nd Monday of every month (1.45pm to 3.45pm)

5.    Ipswich: Thursday afternoon (client times: 1.00pm, 2.00pm, 3.00pm) – Supervision group: 2nd Monday of every month (1.45pm to 3.45pm)

6.    Bury St Edmunds: Tuesday evening (client times: 3.45pm, 4.45pm, 5.45pm) – Supervision group: 2nd Tuesday of every month (8.30am to 10.30am)

7.    Bury St Edmunds: Wednesday evening (client times: 5.30pm, 6.30pm, 7.30pm) – Supervision group: 2nd Tuesday of every month (8.30am to 10.30am)

8.    Bury St Edmunds: Wednesday evening (client times: 5.30pm, 6.30pm, 7.30pm) – Supervision group: 2nd Tuesday of every month (8.30am to 10.30am)

9.    Bury St Edmunds: Thursday evening (client times: 5.30pm, 6.30pm, 7.30pm) – Supervision group: 2nd Tuesday of every month (8.30am to 10.30am)

10.  Bury St Edmunds: Thursday evening (client times: 5.30pm, 6.30pm, 7.30pm) – Supervision group: 2nd Tuesday of every month (8.30am to 10.30am)

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer counsellor with Healthy Mind Counselling service, please see below the requirements of a placement:

  • You must be in your final diploma year and have completed a minimum of 20 1:1 counselling hours and have seen more than one client.
  • You are required to take part in group supervision (times stated above).
  • You will need to see a private supervisor for a minimum of one hour a month – to be organised and funded by you.  
  • You can claim expenses only for mileage – a maximum of £12 per trip to see clients.
  • You need to be a member of a professional body (i.e. BACP or UKCP).
  • You need to hold your own professional liability insurance.
  • You are expected to commit to the service for at least a year.  

If you are interested in the roles, please complete the application form here and send together with your CV to counselling@suffolkmind.org.uk with “Application for placement” in the subject line.

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