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Current Volunteer Counsellor roles at Suffolk Mind:

Bury St Edmunds

  • Wednesday evening
    Client times 5.30pm, 6.30pm, 7.30pm
    Group supervision will be on the 2nd Tuesday of each month in Bury St Edmunds (8.30am to 10.30am)
  • Wednesday evening
    Client times 5.30pm, 6.30pm, 7.30pm
    Group supervision will be on the 2nd Tuesday of each month in Bury St Edmunds (8.30am to 10.30am)

Due to an expansion in our service, we are seeking volunteer counsellors in the following locations from November/December 2019:

Haverhill

  • Day is yet to be determined, highly likely a Wednesday daytime
    Group supervision will be on the 2nd Tuesday of each month in Bury St Edmunds (8.30am to 10.30am)

Felixstowe

  • Thursday evening
    Client times 6.30pm, 7.30pm, 8.30pm
    Group supervision will be on the 2nd Monday of each month in Ipswich (1.45pm to 3.45pm)

Saxmundham

  • Wednesday evening
    Client times 5.30pm, 6.30pm, 7.30pm,
    Group supervision will be on the 2nd Monday of each month in Ipswich (1.45pm to 3.45pm)
  • Wednesday evening
    Client times 5.30pm, 6.30pm, 7.30pm,
    Group supervision will be on the 2nd Monday of each month in Ipswich (1.45pm to 3.45pm)

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer counsellor with Suffolk Mind’s counselling service, please see below the requirements of a placement:

  • You must be in your final diploma year and have completed a minimum of 15 hours of one-to-one counselling with clients.

  • You must be able to attend group supervision (times stated above).

  • You will need to have a private supervisor, this is to be to be organised and funded by you.

  • You can claim expenses for mileage but to a maximum of £12 per trip to see clients.

  • You must be a member of a professional body (i.e. BACP or UKCP).

  • You must have 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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