When We Need You
From 22/08/2011 to 14/08/2013
The LGBT Centre for Health and Wellbeing is launching a new counselling service to offer culturally sensitive counselling to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people, and family members / partners of transgender people. We are seeking competent counsellors with a COSCA/BACP accredited diploma. We are interested to hear from counsellors who can offer individual counselling and couple counselling. You will need to be able to demonstrate cultural sensitivity in working with LGBT clients. For some this might provide an opportunity to work towards qualifying hours for full BACP or COSCA accreditation. Counsellors will be provided with group clinical supervision.
About LGBT Centre for Health and Wellbeing
The LGBT Centre for Health and Wellbeing is a 5-year project established in summer 2003 to improve the health and wellbeing of LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) people living in and travelling to Edinburgh and the Lothians. The project aims to work with LGBT communities to challenge health inequalities, and raise awareness and understanding amongst the NHS and other health providers. The project has a regular programme of activities and houses a number of community groups, as well as providing training to health providers, such as GP surgeries.
Skills & Experience
In addition to a BACP or COSCA accredited diploma in counselling, you will need knowledge or experience around LGBT issues to enable you to practice in a culturally sensitive way. Training on LGBT issues will also be provided.
LGBT Centre for Health and Wellbeing, 9 Howe Street, EH3 6TE. Located in the New Town and accessible by bus routes into the town centre and 10 mins walk from Waverley train station.
BACP or COSCA accredited diploma in counselling.
Application Form, Induction/Training, Interview, References, Trial Period
Training and Induction Details
Full induction on use of the building and centre policies will be provided. There will also be specific training on LGBT issues in counselling practice provided.
Gender / Sexuality
No Wheelchair Access
No Disabled Toilet
Frequency & Commitment
Minimum of availability for 2 client hours each week. Day and evening work possible.
Volunteers must be at least 21 years of age.
Opportunity Provided By
9 Howe Street
Contact: Maruska Greenwood
Tel: 0131 523 1100