Volunteer Counsellor - CGL Camden Recovery Service

Placement

Further information
CGL Camden Counselling Service provides 12 sessions of weekly one-to-one counselling to adults in early recovery from drug/alcohol use.  They have undertaken work with keyworkers and groups to reduce/manage their substance use prior to engaging with the counselling service. We also offer counselling to the family members of people using substances.
While people come to our service to make changes in their substance use, the underlying issues that they bring to counselling are very broad. Our service users also come from very diverse socio-economic backgrounds in the borough of Camden, and have a wide range of life experiences. 
We offer: 
  • Relevant training  
  • A supportive and committed team - a lovely place to work and volunteer
  • Individual and group supervision  
  • Travel expenses reimbursed
Placement requirements
We are recruiting volunteer counsellors for a.m./p.m. Monday to Friday. In future we are likely to return to offering sessions also on Mon/Thurs evenings. Sessions are currently via phone and online, but we are re-starting some face-to-face sessions. This could change based on client needs and the Covid-19 situation. 

We are seeking applicants who meet the following requirements:
  • In the 2nd year of a counselling diploma, university degree or higher course (or qualified), using person-centred, CBT, integrative, Gestalt &/or systemic approaches
  • BACP or UKCP registration or student registration (or equivalent). 
  • Minimum of 50 client hours’ experience  
  • At least 10 hours of personal therapy
  • Be able to offer at least two modes out of phone, online and/or face-to-face counselling
  • An understanding of legislation and protocols around safeguarding children and vulnerable adults or willingness to learn those at the start of the placement. 
  • Professional Indemnity Insurance 
  • IT and organisational skills sufficient to maintain notes on CGL systems 
  • Commitment to CGL of 4 hours/3 clients per week for a minimum of 12 months (with reasonable holidays) 
  • Participation in monthly evening supervision groups 
  • Desirable: Experience working with/life experience of people using substances or with their family members 
All year entry
Yes
Specialist areas
  • Abuse
  • Addiction
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Domestic violence
  • Family
  • General
  • Sexual abuse
  • Stress
  • Trauma
  • Vulnerable housed/homeless
Number of spaces
Limited
How many spaces?
2-3 currently available (4-6 places overall)
Supervision provided?
Yes
Number of hours each week
3 counselling + admin + supervision
Requires membership of an ethical body?
Yes
Which ethical body?
BACP/UKCP
Exclusions allowed under the Equality Act?
Yes
How to apply
CGL Camden Counselling Service provides 12 sessions of weekly one-to-one counselling to adults in early recovery from drug/alcohol use.

Location

Address
Arlington Rd
Town/City
Camden Town, London
NW1
Country
United Kingdom
CGL Camden Counselling Service provides 12 sessions of weekly one-to-one counselling to adults in early recovery from drug/alcohol use. While people come to our service to make changes in their substance use, the underlying issues that they bring to counselling are very broad.
We offer:
Relevant training
A supportive and committed team
Individual and group supervision
Travel expenses reimbursed

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