Counselling placements at The Awareness Centre (TAC) are still up and running and we are actively recruiting during the Covid-19 period.
All TAC’s clinical services have moved online during the coronavirus lockdown, and we are now offering all our clients counselling and psychotherapy sessions via phone or online video (Zoom).
You may be looking for a first placement to complete your client hours – or perhaps your previous placement has been put on pause because of the corona pandemic and you’re looking for a new organisation to volunteer with. Either way, we would love to hear from you.
We take on volunteer placement therapists at all stages of their training, from those just starting out after completing their Foundation certificates, to those close to qualifying or working towards accreditation. We have three levels of placement to accommodate students at different levels of experience and training.
Support and Training
We provide support and training on our systems and protocols, as well as how to work online or via phone. In-house group supervision is offered for two hours twice a month.
If you join TAC as a placement therapist, then you’ll be working with up to four clients per week in our NHS or low-cost services, or in our psychosexual and relationship service.
We offer counselling sessions to NHS patients registered with GP surgeries in the boroughs of Lambeth, Wandsworth and Sutton. This placement will be suitable for you if you’re looking to gain experience working with a broad range of issues and a diverse client base within a short-term framework (6 to 12 sessions). You’ll be able to work from the surgery once the Covid-19 lockdown has been lifted and we are able to return to face-to-face work.
TAC also has counselling centres in Clapham and Tooting, where we run our low-cost counselling service – where you can work on an open-ended basis with clients – as well as our psychosexual and relationship therapy service. Again, our centres will re-open once we’re advised it’s safe to do so.
Get in touch with us and take the next step to securing a counselling placement. Find out more about our placements and apply online today.