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We are accredited by BACP and have a wide range of clients. All prospective counsellors should be qualified or at the beginning of their second year of Diploma training. We currently have 24 counsellors in 6 supervision groups who meet fortnightly.
A highly respected professional counselling and training organisation, we offer one-year certificate (entry level) and further two-year advanced (diploma level) psychodynamic trainings (part time). We also offer up to three years of counselling for people aged 18 and over, from all walks of life. Clients pay contributions towards the cost of their counselling, based on what they can afford.
Working open ended with clients aged 13-25 yrs. 2nd year students or qualified. Required to be Humanistic or Integrative (with Person Centred part of the integration). Fortnightly group supervision provided either Tuesday or Wednesday 5.00-6.30pm.
Prospective counsellors should be in their second year of training or qualified. Ideally they will have some placement experience already. Fortnightly supervision is provided. This is an opportunity to work with young people and adults in a further education college.
Change, grow live (formerly CRI) has placements across East & West Sussex. Training and supervision provided. Counsellors must have passed their first year and be progressing to their second year of a level 4 Diploma or above.
We work with children and young people ages 11-25yrs in Brighton & Hove, Sussex and West Surrey. Volunteer Counsellors practice in Secondary schools, 6th Form Colleges and in Community settings. The clinical placement scheme is open to qualified counsellors and counsellors in training who have completed a minimum of 1 year of a Level 4 Counselling Diploma or equivalent.
Volunteer Counsellors need to be in (or starting) the second year of a diploma course, or equivalent. We prefer those with over 25 hours counselling experience and minimum of 30 hours personal therapy. We have 32 counsellors in eight fortnightly supervision groups. Qualified counsellors welcome. A wide range of clients, plus opportunities when qualified for working with the local Mental health Team on OPTIONS
We offer free counselling for young people aged 14-24 in east and mid Surrey. We work at venues in Redhill, Reigate, Merstham, Oxted, Horley, Tadworth, Leatherhead and Dorking. We have a team of around 25 volunteer counsellors who offer 3-6 hours counselling per week. We provide bi-weekly group supervision free of charge for all our counsellors. We are interested in hearing from trainee and qualified counsellors who would like to volunteer with us. If you are still in training we ask that you
Offering open ended affordable counselling for adults. Placements for student counsellors
The placement would be suitable for a 2nd year trainee working from a psychodynamic model. Supervision is provided. The trainee would engage in counselling with women around issues to do with sexual health such as sexual abuse, pregnancy etc. This is time limited up to 40 sessions.
OCS is a BACP accredited service. We provide free weekly supervision and accept students from integrative, humanistic and psychodynamic training. Details and application froms can be downloaded from our website
RISE is a medium sized local charity specialising in supporting women, children and LGBT people who have been victims of domestic abuse or violence. The Counselling Service has an established volunteer scheme providing a number of clinical placements for female counsellors in their second year or above and for those who are qualified and wish to gain experience of working in a time-limited context with women who have been affected by domestic abuse and trauma. We welcome applicants from a var
Professional psychological, physical and complementary therapy The Rock Clinic Association, a registered charity, is a co-operative association of psychotherapists and counsellors, yoga teachers and complementary therapists providing accessible therapy to the community of Brighton, Hove and Sussex.
Delivers short term (up to 12 sessions), low-cost counselling in Newhaven, Lewes and Hailsham. Placements offered to final year students with 30 plus client hours, opportunity to continue placement beyond qualification. Fortnightly group supervision provided. Potential for some paid work with specialised services once qualified. Well established, supportive placement.
Psychodynamic and CBT clinical placements for trainee/recently qualified therapists. Free supervision provided. Regular free training workshops and seminars. Go to Counselling & Psychological Services page of the University of Sussex website and click on Placements, for more information and application form.