Relate MTB Taster Evening welcomes potential counsellors

Latest News, May 2019

What is it like to be a Relate counsellor? This month we invited a group of people who have asked just that to a taster evening to meet our RelateMTB team.

A mix of our supervisors, experienced counsellors and trainees at varying stages met with a dozen people who have contacted us to express an interest in joining the RelateMTB team, which serves East Berkshire and Buckinghamshire.

They were given a flavour of the different types of counselling we provide, what is involved in training, the hours we work and what a training placement involves.

Centre Director Fiona Greenfield said: “The taster evening gave potential trainee counsellors the chance to meet us in a relaxed setting, rather than a formal interview, and to have one-to-one conversations to find out what working with us would look like. It was a really useful way to get to know more about each other and exactly what is involved in being part of the RelateMTB team.”

The next step is for our guests to confirm that they would like to start the interview process towards training for a Certificate in Couple Counselling delivered by the Institute of Family Therapy (IFT) and a 1-year training placement on a volunteer basis, which involves 17 IFT training days. The next course starts on October 1st and costs £2,380 which includes materials, tutor marking etc.

The minimum entry criteria is a Level 3 Certificate in Counselling & Listening Skills or equivalent.

Read more about working as a RelateMTB counsellor

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