Feel Valued

Looking for a supportive and collaborative counselling student placement
in a setting in which you are valued and supported to grow? 

If you are a trainee counsellor, on a Counselling or Psychotherapy Diploma and/ or Degree
looking for a student placement and can commit to a minimum of 50 client hours
then we’d love to hear from you.

What We Offer from a Counselling Placement

  • You would be part of a large, established Mental health and emotional
    wellbeing charity in the centre of the West Midlands.
  • You can see up to 6 children and young people/adult clients per week dependent on
    your individual circumstances. A minimum of 3 clients are required at KPG.
  • You will be offered monthly managerial supervision with the line manager of
    the service to support your growth as a trainee counsellor.
  • You will be part of a wide team of trainee counsellors and have access to peer
    supervision monthly.
  • Opportunities to network with other volunteers and staff
  • We can offer a wide variety of clients working across a range of
    different modalities (face to face, online and telephone
    counselling dependent on your individual circumstances) to clients in the
    Sandwell area.
  • All clients are assessed by a qualified senior counsellor to assess
    suitability. You will attend a handover with the assessor to discuss a
    plan to work with this individual.
  • Clients and trainee counsellors are matched, based on suitability, skills,
    experience, and availability.
  • You will be invited to attend training with KPG, around bereavement grief and
    loss, working with suicide and self-harm, risk assessments, incident
    reporting, mental health first aid, safeguarding and many more. 
  • Additional CPD opportunities are offered when required or available.

What We Expect From You Before Applying

  • To complete an application form (below) in detail, outlining your skills and
  • To have been in weekly therapy, completed your personal therapy hours, and to
    have access to a counsellor if needed to support your training and
  • To be signed off by your training centre/ tutor as ‘fit to practice’
  • Participate fully in both clinical (external / KPG) and managerial supervision (with
    KPG) if external supervisor is being used please have this in place
    before the interview
  • Be willing to commit to a minimum of 50 client hours.
  • To be able to commit to a minimum of three clients per week when appropriate.
  • To have access to a computer and a mobile phone.
  • To be available to have an informal interview and induction with us.
  • To be available to attend training with KPG.
Job Category: Counselling Volunteer PMHW Volunteer Student Volunteer Volunteer
Job Type: Part Time
Job Location: West Bromwich

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