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Charity No. 1003061     0300 111 6000 [email protected]

The Suffolk Mind Counselling service is currently looking for volunteer counsellors to start in October 2021.

Bury St Edmunds

  • Client times: any week day mornings.  

    Supervision Group: Wednesday evening 6pm-8pm.

We are looking for counsellors to be based in Ipswich. The client times can be fitted around your other commitments, but we do ask for a minimum of three clients per week and that you are able to attend one of our supervision groups below:

  • 2nd Monday of every month 4.00pm to 6.00pm
  • 3rd Monday of every month 4.30pm to 6.30pm 
  • 4th Monday of every month 4.00pm to 6.00pm 

All our supervision groups are over Zoom. 

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 second or 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 must be a member of a professional counselling body
  • 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 becoming a volunteer counsellor please email your current CV to the Volunteer Manager, Corrina Hanley, [email protected].

About the service

We operate self-referral, easy to access counselling service.  Our service is for anyone aged 18+, on a weekly basis (please note we do not offer fortnightly or monthly counselling).  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.  

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