Simpson House Counselling provides Continuing Professional Development (CPD) placements for counsellors who would like to develop their experience in working with people who are affected by drug use. We have counselling placements to offer if you have or are working towards a diploma in counselling or have the equivalent training and experience. Please be aware that our service is one whose clients have experienced significant trauma, and would therefore be more suitable for someone looking for a second placement who already has at least 100 counselling hours of experience or who can bring with them previous experience in working with trauma and substance misuse.
We recruit placement counsellors once or twice a year. To leave your name as interested in applying please email us here. If you have any questions about being a placement counsellor please email Ruth Anderson.
The Team at Sunflower Garden is enriched by the varied and diverse range of students that come and work with us, both on placement and as volunteers. Applications are accepted throughout the year, with a variety of start dates.
We regularly offer placements to students studying for a professional qualification in:
Alongside this we have offered a variety of other placements to people studying:
If you are a student and need to undertake a placement or are simply interested in gaining more experience in your area of interest then please do not hesitate to get in touch! We are happy to help you reach your potential and explore the world of counselling! Please contact the Sunflower office on 0131 220 2488 or email us here.
For further details and an application pack please download the following information:
We are open for applications now.
The closing date for student placement applications will be Friday 17th February.
The closing date for qualified volunteer counsellors will be Friday 27th January.
Email or call us on 01312256028 for more information.
Please return completed applications to: Ruth Anderson, Service Leader, Adult Counselling & Recovery Team
Simpson House, 52 Queen Street, Edinburgh, EH2 3NS
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