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Current Volunteer Counsellor roles at Suffolk Mind:

Bury St Edmunds

  • Tuesday afternoon/evening
    Client times 3.45pm, 4.45pm & 5.45pm
    Group supervision will be on the 2nd Tuesday of each month in Bury St Edmunds (8.30am to 10.30am)
  • Monday afternoon/evening
    Client times 3.40pm, 4.40pm & 6pm
    Group supervision will be on the 2nd Tuesday of each month in Bury St Edmunds (8.30am to 10.30am)

Ipswich

  • Tuesday evening
    Client times 5.30pm, 6.30pm, 7.30pm
    Group supervision will be on the 3rd Monday of every month in Ipswich (4.15pm – 6.15pm)

Due to an expansion in our service, we are seeking volunteer counsellors in the following locations from late 2019/early 2020:

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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