Becoming a Counselling Volunteer
All our counsellors, both staff and volunteers, are accredited counsellors with an accrediting body such as IACP, BACP or IAHIP or are working towards accreditation. In addition to undergoing a general, accredited counselling course they have all undergone extensive specialist training in working with trauma and sexual violence developed by the Rape Crisis Network Ireland and delivered by our own extensively experienced trainers.
Being a counselling volunteer in our Rape Crisis Centre involves committing to see at least 2 clients a week for 2 years, we suggest 2 clients and there is no pressure to see more if you do not wish to. We are mindful and committed to caring for our volunteers and provide one to one supervision on a monthly basis. Our Counselling Coordinator, Gilla Cornelius, is also a qualified supervisor and available for advice/support during the week. You will also find other staff and volunteers on hand to support/help you as we work as a team. Travel and other expenses are covered by us and there is a small budget available for continued personal/professional development.
Our next counselling training will be starting in Sept 2016, the training is free to people who commit to volunteering with us and €900 for counsellors who would like to up skill in the area of trauma and sexual violence.
If you are an accredited counsellor or a counsellor working towards accreditation and would like to find out more about volunteering or training here please contact Elaine on 071 91 71188 extn 1 or firstname.lastname@example.org