Phyllis Tuckwell Recruitment Day for Student Counsellors

Phyllis Tuckwell Recruitment Day for Student Counsellors

Calling all counselling students! Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice Care will be holding a Recruitment Day on Saturday November 9th for anyone who is interested in a securing a two-year student counselling placement with them.

The Recruitment Day will start with a meet and greet session, followed by an overview of Phyllis Tuckwell and the services it offers to its patients and their families, and a Q&A session. Students will then be invited to join in with some group work and the day will end with a short, informal interview. Applicants should expect to attend from 9.30am to 5pm. There will be an opportunity to meet one of Phyllis Tuckwell’s former students, who is now one of their qualified counselling volunteers. Those who wish to can also have a tour of the Hospice. Following this insightful and informative day Phyllis Tuckwell hopes to be able to offer placements to the successful students.

“We are proud to offer a very supportive learning environment within our team of experienced counsellors and we take our educative role very seriously,” says Claire Tune, Lead Counsellor at Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice Care. “We offer our students ongoing support throughout their two-year training, regular supervision with a qualified supervisor (in line with BACP requirements), provide written feedback and reports as required, and offer all students the opportunity to attend any CPD training we may hold.”

Those who are offered a placement can initially expect to work with bereaved adults whose loved one was cared for at Phyllis Tuckwell. Their work and progress will be closely monitored, and as they develop as a counsellor they will progress to working with carers and possibly also patients. Phyllis Tuckwell abides by and works within the BACP ethical framework.

If you are interested in attending the Recruitment Day, please contact Claire Tune to request an application pack ( The closing date for receipt of completed applications is 4pm on Friday 18th October.

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