Phyllis Tuckwell Recruitment Day for Student Counsellors

Phyllis Tuckwell will be holding a Student Counsellor Recruitment Event on Saturday 12th November 2022 from 9.30am to 2pm. At the end of the event, the successful students will be offered a two-year student counsellor placement with Phyllis Tuckwell, which provides supportive and end of life care for local patients and families who are living with an advanced or terminal illness, such as cancer.

The Recruitment Day is for those who have undertaken and successfully passed training in levels 1, 2 & 3 (or equivalent) in counselling skills and are embarking on a Level 4 Diploma* or Foundation Degree (as a minimum) in Counselling through a recognised training institution this September (*Chrysalis Students must have minimum Level 5 Diploma). Please see the following link for information guidance on this: Additionally, they must be able to attend the supervision sessions which will be provided by Phyllis Tuckwell on either a Tuesday or Wednesday.

The event will be structured into an initial meet and greet session, incorporating a brief overview of Phyllis Tuckwell and its services. Applicants will be asked to take part in small personal development groups, engage in individual skills sessions with a ‘client’ and two observers, and provide an individual written critique of a case study. There will also be an opportunity for a question and answer session.

“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, Trainer and Volunteer Counselling Supervisor at Phyllis Tuckwell. “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 applying to attend this event, please email [email protected] and mark your email ‘FAO Claire Tune’, to request an application form.  Places for this event are limited and the closing date for receipt of completed applications is 4pm on Friday 28th October. Attendance is by invitation only and successful applicants will notified by 5pm on Monday 7th November. Successful candidates will be asked to attend training on five consecutive Saturdays, beginning Saturday 7th January 2023.

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