Becoming a Counselling Volunteer
All our face to face counsellors are professionals, accredited with IACP, BACP or IAHIP. In addition to undergoing a general, accredited counselling course the majority have received specialist trauma or sexual violence training.
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 support our volunteers and provide clinical supervision for volunteer hours worked in the centre. Our Counselling Coordinator, is also available for advice and support. You will also find your peer, other staff and volunteers on hand to support you as we work as a team. Reasonable travel and other expenses can be claimed.
Our next counselling training will be starting in 2020. The training specialises in the work we deal with, trauma and sexual violence. It runs for two days per fortnight over two months. The cost is €800 for accredited counsellors who wish to increase their skills and knowledge. If you commit to volunteering with us for a minimum of two years we can waive the fee.
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 the counselling coordinator on 071 91 71188 ext 1 or call 0851835450