Want to help transform lives?
Counsellors are vital to our organisation. Our counsellors come from all walks of life and are at different stages in their careers - from those on placement as they work towards full qualification with a recognised training body, through to accredited counsellors and those with specialisms in areas such as working with children and young people, families and couples.
Would you like to join our clinical team? Please see below for more information.
All staff and volunteers will be required to provide references and some may be subject to an enhanced DBS check.
I started my journey with The Counselling & Family Centre as a volunteer placement counsellor. When I first applied I lacked all the experience required and I needed to be persistent but was very happy to gain a place on my second attempt.
I was eager to get on, but it took some time to build up my client facing hours. I really benefited from the close supervision and training that I was given and could see this considered approach was right for both my clients and I.
The systems at CFC took a while to get to grips with but I saw how well they worked and it was brilliant to have such a friendly team in the office who helped booking my appointments.
CFC provided me with the chance to mix with more experienced counsellors via group supervision which was daunting but ultimately beneficial, and the subsidised training I was eligible for ensured I could develop my skills in the direction I felt best for me post-qualification.
Placement counsellors (student and qualified)
We are sorry that due to the ongoing uncertainty around the coronavirus pandemic, we will not be offering new placements at CFC this year to counselling students or qualified counsellors. It's been a very tough decision, but as we are predominantly working remotely with clients while we slowly and safely build our face-to-face work, we would not be able to give those on placement the required support and client work. We will be reviewing the situation early next year, so please do stay subscribed to our mailing list if you want to be kept informed.
When the next volunteer / placement counsellor recruitment process begins, if you would like to be considered, please read carefully as we are unable to enter into individual correspondence about placements before the process begins.
2) When the recruitment process begins, we will email you to let you know you can access the application pack on the web site.
Please do feel free to specify any other interests you may have e.g. training. You can unsubscribe from the mailing list at any time.
If you would rather not be on the mailing list, the application pack will be placed on our web site at the appropriate time. Note, any calls to our admin team regarding placements are directed straight back to the web site. Please don't send us your CV. Thank you for your understanding in what we know can be a fraught time for some students.