BCC Counselling Placements

Thank you for your interest in Balham Counselling Service. We offer counselling placements on a voluntary basis. Our volunteers are an essential part of our team and we couldn’t provide our counselling service without the valuable contribution from our volunteer counsellors.

 

As of March 8th 2021, the centre has just reopened and we are slowly gearing up to resume normal service. As these are unprecedented times, we are following Government guidelines and keen to have volunteer counsellors in for face to face work which may not be till further guidance from the Government. 

So to bear in mind you may be seeing clients online with a view to bringing them to face to face later in the year which is a process we will help you manage. If this interests you please read on:

 

What we expect from Volunteer Counsellors:

  • Ability to self -reflect, be consistent, manage boundaries and be open to learning

  • Commitment for 2 years with the service

  • Volunteer counsellors need to be in the second year of their training

  • Able to see 3 clients weekly

  • To have in place robust external supervision 1-2-1

  • Participate in group supervision fortnightly - please note there is a fee for supervison

  • Developmentally having an awareness and interest in working with the challenges of racism in therapy space, looking at unconscious layers of oppression and being up to date on reading and CPD

  • Be on a relevant counselling/ psychotherapy course and/or be working towards accreditation

 

What we offer to Volunteer Counsellors:

  • Therapeutic work with adult clients, 18 years and above for 1 year

  • Volunteer counsellors receive a full induction and fortnightly supervision

  • As therapy work is online you have flexibility of seeing clients evening or daytime

  • Receive administrative support regarding paperwork, allocation of clients and completing DBS check

  • Unique placement that is community based and offering support to local and London wide residents

  • The process will involve sending through introductory email outlining approach and C.V. This will then be followed by an interview with Umaa Thampu - Counselling Manager .

  • Once references and interview process is complete (this can take further 3-4 week in some cases) then you will have an induction to the service and be allocated 3 clients

  • For more information

      https://www.balhamcommunitycentre.com/counselling-service

020 8673 4422

91 Bedford Hill

Balham

London

SW12 9HE

                 

Monday to Friday: 9am to 9pm

 

Saturday: 10am to Noon

Borough parking bays are available outside.

Restricted hours Monday to Friday 9.30am to 5.30pm

 

Free parking available for 2 hours at local Sainsbury's (2 min walk)

 

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              Balham               5 minutes

 

         

              Northern Line