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Current Volunteer Counsellor roles at Suffolk Mind:

  • Ipswich – Client times 1pm, 2pm, 3pm – Supervision group: Ipswich 2nd Monday of the month (1.45pm to 3.45pm)
  • Bury St Edmunds – Wednesday afternoon (client times 2pm, 3pm, 4pm); Group Supervision will be on the 2nd Tuesday of each month (8.30am to 10.30am)
  • Bury St Edmunds – Thursday morning (client times 9.30am, 10.30am, 11.30am,); Group Supervision will be on the 2nd Tuesday of each month (8.30am to 10.30am)
  • Bury St Edmunds – Monday morning (client times 9.30am, 10.30am, 11.30am); Group Supervision will be on the 2nd Tuesday of each 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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