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Help us provide a free confidential Counselling service to young people in Reading

Counselling qualified volunteers needed for Time to Talk Reading in RG1

We are recruiting volunteers to to provide a safe counselling space for exploration and growth at Time to Talk, a growing counselling service currently providing support for young people (13-19)

We offer free counselling to young people both at our Central Library base and in local schools. We help our young clients to overcome a wide range of issues from anxiety and anger to OCD and self-harm. We are currently broadening our service to include online counselling.

Volunteer counsellors will:

  • Provide 3-4 50 minute counselling sessions per week.
  • Liaise with volunteer support workers and Time to Talk staff.
  • Complete centre forms relevant to counselling.
  • Work in accordance with BACP guidelines including supervision.

We welcome enquiries from qualified counsellors and from students in the latter stages of their training (working towards level 4 or above) looking for a placement. Your training could be in any counselling model. Experience of working with young people is desirable but not essential.

This is an excellent opportunity to broaden your counselling experience and gain recorded counselling hours whilst making a difference to the lives of young people. You will be joining a friendly and supportive team who value the sharing of knowledge, ideas and experiences and  our passionate about the work and the difference it makes.

A regular commitment of a few hours each week is required. In return we offer our team a comfortable and appropriate environment in which to practise and on going training and support.

We think your love working with us. But don’t take our word for it, here is what some of our volunteers say about us:

“From the very moment at my interview, I saw excellent things and knew that it was a place I wanted to be at” (Neo – Volunteer Counsellor)

“It’s a real pleasure to work with such compassionate and enthusiastic people and to feel part of something so vital and worthwhile” (Vix – Counselling Service Assistant)

Find out more about what it is like to volunteer with Time to Talk, read Victoria’s Volunteering Experience Story!

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Contact person firstname
Dushka Novakovic, Administrator
Lastname
Contact person's position
Their phone number?
0118 903 5151
Mobile?
07891052333
Location address line 1
Adviza, Top Floor
Line 2
Reading Central Library
Line 3
Abbey Square
Town
Reading
Postcode
RG1 3BQ

Map
Location description
And/or local schools
Wheelchair accessible?
Yes
Car parking for the volunteer?
No
Secure bicycle parking?
Yes
Near public transport?
Yes
How much time?
A few hours a week
What times and days of the week?
Mon AMMon PMMon EVETue AMTue PMTue EVEWed AMWed PMWed EVEThu AMThu PMThu EVEFri AMFri PMSat AM
Availability required
Any of these times
Additional timing details
Usually 3-4 50 minute counselling sessions per week.
Task type?
Counselling qualified
Will suit someone like this:
Prefers a specific rolePrefers a regular scheduleSelf organised/motivatedHappy to work soloPatientSupportiveCommunicatorEmotionally robust
Post suitable for supported volunteering?
No
Is training given?
Yes
Training description
Safeguarding Young People
Induction
Data Protection
Team meeting events
Is support given?
Yes
Description of support
Regular line management and counselling group supervision
Are expenses paid?
No
Will I need my own transportation?
No
Will the volunteer be CRB or DBS checked?
Yes
Are references required?
Yes
Will there be an interview?
Yes
Are they properly insured?
Yes
Minimum age
20
Do they need a specific gender?
No
How many volunteers needed?
10
Opportunity added on
13 January 2017

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