No Limits is the leading youth services charity in Southampton, supporting children and young people in the city and across Hampshire.
We are looking for Volunteer Counsellors to work with 11 to 25 year olds in confidence on any issue that they bring in order to help them to make positive changes in their life. To do this, you will need to adhere to the BACP Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions, be non-judgmental, empathic and understanding and to work in partnership with other No Limits staff.
As a volunteer, we need you to commit to both your clients and supervision (clinical and managerial) and continue with professional development, to respect confidentiality in line with No Limits policies and able to refer a young person to the services of No Limits drop-in or other specialist in-house services if required, with support from supervisors.
You will be required to:
Work with the young person and help them identify their needs in order to make informed choices about their lives.
Complete No Limits Monitoring Forms, regular counselling reviews and use specified ROMS (routine outcomes monitoring tools) and any other paperwork for counselling as required.
Attend regular supervision in line with BACP guidelines and attend an initial induction and training.
Keep up to date with relevant new information provided by No Limits and to read and abide by the organisation’s policies and guidelines, especially safeguarding, as well as keeping up to date with regular newsletters outlining work undertaken by the counselling service.
Commit to being a member of a professional body and work towards accreditation with the full support of the Counselling Team.
Commit to ongoing training, including attendance at 3 counselling gatherings per year.
Be flexible with appointment dates and times as sessions take place on weekdays and evenings.