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About us

The Circles South East  is organisational member of the BACP, and offers log-term ( max 30 sessions) counselling service to people affected by sexual abuse free of charge.

We are an award-winning charity which works to reduce an impact and instances of sexual harm through prevention, rehabilitation, education and safeguarding. We work together with organisations such as Victim Support, Children's and Social Services, Rape Crisis, Probation Victim Liaison Units, GP Surgeries etc as well as taking referrals from potential clients themselves.

Training, qualifications & experience

The charity consists of a team of specialist professionals who recruit, train, and manage volunteers working in a variety of roles within the community. All volunteers working for the charity receive initial and ongoing training and are professionally supervised.

Added to this we undertake individual and family assessments and provide training and advice to agencies working in related fields.

Circles South East is first and foremost a public protection agency working with and for the community.  The project is based on the principles of inclusion, restorative justice and bringing together the community to enhance public safety.

Member organisations *

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

We have verified that at least one professional at this organisation is registered with the relevant professional body.

Other areas of counselling we deal with

We offer long- term( max of 30 sessions) counselling to anyone affected by sexual abuse, including Survivors, non-offending family members and some ex-offenders.

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Fees

Additional information

We are fortunate to provide counselling sessions free of charge at the moment.

When we work

Our counsellors cover South East of England and London areas.

Further information

Volunteers are at the core of what we do, and operate across all aspects of our work. If you would like to volunteer with us or ask any questions please contact either:

Jelena Richards at  Jelena.Richards@circlessoutheast.org.uk

Dom Williams at Dom.Williams@circlessoutheast.org.uk or ring our office on 01235 816050

As a Volunteer Counsellor with our organisation you will get an opportunity to:

·  Expand your professional knowledge and experience

·  Obtain practice hours required for further professional development

·  Help with costs of Supervision, Professional Membership and room rent

·  Get your mileage paid

·  Regular CPD opportunities

Practical Considerations:

The minimum requirements are that a volunteer counsellor must

·          Be over 18 y.o.

·          Hold diploma in counselling

·          Have a min. of 70 hours supervised face to face client work.

·          Hold Professional membership with BASP, UKCP or equivalent

·          Have a regular supervision with fully qualified supervisor

·          Hold Indemnity Insurance

·          Be willing undergo DBS checks

·          Adhere to BACP code of ethics

129 Broadway, Didcot, OX11

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Families
Organisations

Key details

At the moment all sessions are delivered through phone or online medium (Zoom, Skype etc.)

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