Are you a qualified counsellor experienced in counselling primary-aged children? Do you have your own transport? If so, you might be able to help children in South Cheshire cope with how they're feeling.

Opportunity Interests: Advice and Guidance Services, Children and Young People, Families, Health and Wellbeing services, People with Mental Health Issues
Type of Activity: Counselling
Location: Cheshire East, Crewe, Nantwich, Sandbach
Days and Times for the Opportunity: Monday AM, Monday PM, Tuesday AM, Tuesday PM, Wednesday AM, Wednesday PM, Thursday AM, Thursday PM, Friday AM, Friday PM

Many children in South Cheshire need help to understand themselves and the challenges they're going through.

Do you have the training to counsel primary-aged children on a range of personal situations, challenges and emotions - often related to parental relationship breakdown?

Are you ready to use your existing counselling skills and experience to make a huge difference to local children?

Can you carry out the light admin associated with counselling and project monitoring?

Would you be happy to run appointments for half a day or one day each week?

If so, we would really appreciate your help and would love to talk with you.

We regret that this is not a counselling placement for undergraduates. We need experienced counsellors with a post-graduate counselling qualification. Thank you for understanding.

Volunteer Commitment: Long Term
Is a DBS check required for this role?: Yes
Skills and Qualifications Required:

ESSENTIAL skills and qualities
* Qualified to Post-Graduate Diploma in Counselling level or beyond
* Some experience of counselling children
* Have your own transport as you are likely to be at two or maybe three locations in one day. (We cover travel expenses to appointments.)
* Able to keep information about clients and wider service-users confidential
* Calm, caring, reliable, punctual
* Be an individual member of the BACP
* Willing to abide by the BACP Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy (2018)
* Be happy counselling at several different locations - a mix of schools and community settings
* Willing to learn how we treat clients and others

Are there any Gender or Age Restrictions?: Yes
Details of Gender or Age Restrictions: Over 18s please
Do you have disabled access to the areas a volunteer would be sited?: Yes
Do you pay expenses?: Yes
If yes, for what and at what rate?:

Local car/motorbike travel is refunded at 45p/24p per mile (up to a 5 mile radius from Jubilee House). If you are asked to volunteer over a lunch hour, expenses are refunded to a maximum of £3.

What support is available for the volunteer?:

* Monthly supervision
* Opportunities to talk over how you feel things are going

What training is available for the volunteer?:

Safeguarding is mandatory. Further training is also available. Recently, this has included First Aid, Stress Resilience and Mindfulness.