Counsellors – placement service

We are now recruiting Counsellors who are studying towards a Level 4 Counselling course, Degree or Masters qualification to join our team.   We are a small team providing a range of social and emotional mental health support for young people ranging from an informal listening ear and drop in service with youth workers to counselling through to referrals from CAMHs.  The Rendezvous offers a great opportunity for those counsellors who need to build up hours to gain qualifying hours.

>>  Counselling Placement Leaflet
>>  Application Form – Counselling

We can provide you

  • Placements with children and young people for counsellors in training in line with your level of training and experience
  • Placements at the Rendezvous centre, primary and secondary schools and pupil referral units in Sherborne and into Somerset (we aim to assign placements that minimise travel time)
  • Staggered case load (up to four clients)
  • Placement allocation and ongoing support provided by an experienced Child and Young Person Counsellor
  • Group supervision (monthly) led by Della Menday. a Supervisor with 30 years’ experience and knowledge of working with young people – no cost
  • Regular training opportunities – no cost
  • Induction and support at every stage
  • Clear and open lines of communications
  • DBS clearance
  • Opportunities to gain paid work once qualified

To be considered to join the Rendezvous Counselling team you must be able to meet the following requirements:

  • Registration
    • student member with the BACP or other UK equivalent
  • Qualifications 
    • successfully completion of, or in regular  training on, a  Level 4 or higher counselling course at a recognised Institution
  • Specialist training
    • have completed appropriate specialist Child and Young people training
  • Supervision
    • have your own individual supervision arrangements in place
    • be willing and able to attend Group supervision sessions (monthly)
  • Safeguarding –
    • to undergo and pass a DBS check if no portable clearance is in place
    • to attend or take part in safeguarding training if no training has taken place in the last 12 months
  • Insurance
    • Hold personal, adequate Professional Indemnity Insurance
  • Commitment
    • To commit to deliver a maximum of four counselling sessions per week (by arrangement) over an academic year and for six months after successful completion of all placement hours
  • Ethos and Values
    • To subscribe to our Ethos and Values

If you’d like to find out more then get in touch with us t: 01935 814496 or

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