We're seeking expressions of interest from experienced counselling practitioners to provide training and supervision for our research project into the feasibility of counselling in care homes.

There's currently little counselling provision in care homes, despite high rates of depression and antidepressant prescribing for residents, and high turnover and low morale of staff. Informed by interviews with counselling practitioners, care home managers and care teams, the project aims to provide proof of concept of how counselling could be implemented.

The role

The successful applicant will play a key role by:

  • supporting the recruitment of three counselling practitioners to work in care homes
  • preparing and delivering three days of training, focusing on counselling older adults and working with members of a care team
  • providing monthly supervision by phone or skype to the counselling practitioners, including one group session

You'll need to be a qualified counselling practitioner, trainer, supervisor and BACP member. You should have extensive experience of working with older clients in a care home setting and an understanding of the specific training needs of counselling practitioners working in care homes.

This is a self-employed, contract for service role. For further information on how to apply, please send your expression of interest to research@bacp.co.uk by 5pm 31 October 2019.