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

  1. Bury St Edmunds: Thursday mornings (client times: 9.30am, 10.30am, 11.30am). Supervision group: 1st Tuesday of every month (8.30am to 10.30am)

  2. Ipswich: Tuesday mornings (client times: 9.30am, 10.30am, 11.30am). Supervision group: 3rd Monday of every month (4.15pm to 6.15pm)

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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