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Volunteer Counsellors

COUNSELLING PLACEMENT

We are currently inviting applications for student counsellors/psychotherapy trainees and qualified honorary counsellors/psychotherapists to join our counselling team. Kingston Bereavement Support provide free one-to-one counselling on a short-term basis of ten sessions to adults who have been bereaved.

We are currently looking for candidates who have had at least one year’s clinical experience, and/or have extensive experience in a hospital, hospice or bereavement service, and have acquired a minimum of 50 clinical hours.

Training on bereavement counselling will be provided, and we offer a diverse ongoing CPD training programme. This covers effective short-term therapy, working with complex clients and working with clients bereaved by suicide.

Kingston Bereavement Support is primarily a face-to-face service to best support the local community. Supervision for our counsellors is free of charge and provided fortnightly.

This is an excellent opportunity to develop skills within a short-term therapy framework and expand experience of working with loss and bereavement, whilst being supported by specialists

We are committed to diversity and inclusion and welcome applications from all. We particularly welcome applications from diverse cultural, ethnic, disabled and LGBTQ+ communities.

Kingston Bereavement Support is a local charity, established in 1988, to support those who have been bereaved and are working, living, studying or registered with a GP in Kingston upon Thames. Adult clients are referred by a GP or a professional agency. They may have had a very recent bereavement or their loss may have occurred some years ago and they may feel stuck and unable to move forwards.

To apply please email adultservice@kbscharity.org.uk and we will send you an application form. This can also be downloaded from our website, www.kingstonbereavementsupport.org.uk

The closing date is Tuesday 6th February and interviews will take place on Tuesday 20th and Thursday 22nd February.

If successful at interview, it is a requirement that you attend our 2 day bereavement training on the 10th and 17th March and there is a £150 cost towards this.
If this is a barrier to your application, please do talk to us.

We regret we are only able to contact successful candidates. Thank you for your interest in Kingston Bereavement Service.