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Thank you for your interest in joining the team of volunteer counsellors for the Centre for Better Health.
Please complete the following application as thoroughly as you can.




Date of Birth (submit as dd/mm/yyyy):

Address




Borough:
If you are from outside of London, please indicate where from below:

Contacts



EDUCATION

Name of School:
Dates To/From:
Qualification:
Name of University / College Attended:
Dates To/From:
Degree(s) Obtained:
Other Qualifications:

Counselling Training

Name of Current Training Institute:
Address of Current Training Institute:
Which qualification are you studying for? which year?:
Areas of interest or additional training:
Professional Orientation:
Current Number of Clinical Hours:

EMPLOYMENT AND VOLUNTARY WORK EXPERIENCE

Employment Status:

Current Employer:
Current Employer Address:
Position Held:

Relevant Work Experience (paid or voluntary)

Experience 1

Organisation:
Address:
Nature of work or position held:
Dates To/From:

Experience 2

Organisation:
Address:
Nature of work or Position held:
Dates To/From:

Experience 3

Organisation:
Address:
Nature of Work or Position held:
Dates To/From:

SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

What are your practical skills and experience?
Which of your personality traits do you consider most suitable for this work?
What is your experience of working with adults with mental health difficulties?
Why do you wish to volunteer your time as a counsellor with The Centre for Better Health?
What do you hope to gain from your experience?:

AVAILABILITY

We require a weekly time commitment of four consecutive hours to see clients during the day and 3 hours for evening counselling as well as two hours fortnightly for group supervision.
We require volunteer counsellors to commit to a minimum of one year up to two years.

When would you be available to start:
Please indicate your availability
Morning slots: 9am -1pm
Afternoon slot: 1pm-5pm
Evening slot: 5pm-8pm

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Availability:

REFERENCES AND CHECKS

Note: Please be aware that an offer of a placement is based on satisfactory references and DBS checks

DBS check

This volunteer placement is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974

Do you have any spent or unspent criminal convictions, cautions, reprimands or warnings?
If yes, please give details of your criminal Conviction(s):
Are you registered with the DBS online update service*?
* the certificate you have registered should be an Enhanced Check to work with Adults

External supervision

CBH requires you to receive external supervision in addition to receiving group supervision while in placement with CBH.

Do you have an external supervisor:
External Supervisor Name:
External Supervisor Contact Details:

Insurance

We also require counsellors to hold their own professional indemnity insurance for the duration of their placement with us.

Do you hold insurance?

References

Please provide the details of two referees;

IMPORTANT: Applicants for a counselling placement should provide one reference from either previous or current line manager and the other should be an academic reference in relation to your counselling/psychotherapy training.

Academic reference

Name:
Email:
Job title:
How is this person known to you?

Your current or most recent employer

Name:
Email:
Job title:
Is this your previous or current line manager?

OTHER INFORMATION:

How did you hear about us?:

Optional: This section is optional however by providing us with this information you will help us ensure that our services reach the widest possible audiences and that they are available to sections of the public that may be underrepresented. .

Gender:
Gender - self description:
Ethnicity:
Ethnic Category- Other:

Religion or Belief:
Other Religion or Belief:
Sexual Orientation:
Other Sexual Orientation:

CONSENT

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You can withdraw your application at any time by emailing counselling@centreforbetterhealth.org.uk