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What we ask of you

We encourage applicants from a wide range of disciplines, backgrounds and experiences.

 


Requirements

We accept candidates that fit one of the following criteria:

  • Qualified and practising counsellors
  • Completed a Certificate in Counselling Course and in the first year of a Diploma in Counselling Course
  • Completed 1 year of a Diploma in Counselling Course
  • Studying for Foundation in Arts Therapy or Counselling/ Psychotherapy degree
  • Studying for an MA/MSc in Counselling or Psychotherapy Course with previous experience of working with children
     

Criminal Record checks

As the placements involves one-to-one work with children in schools, we arrange for all of our Volunteer Counsellors to have enhanced disclosure checks of criminal records.
 

Introductory training

Before starting your clinical placement, our Volunteer Counsellors must complete our 2 day Introductory Workshop. This will increase familiarity with our therapeutic approach and develop confidence working with children.

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Contact us

Want to know more? Email volunteers@place2be.org.uk or call 0207 923 5533.

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A Volunteer Counsellor's story

Nisha's youngest child had started school and she was interested in a new career with children