Counsellors’ Collective South West LLP






The Counsellors' Collective South West


A totally not for profit organisation


working in the South West to:


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As you will be aware, a result of the government advice regarding the delay of the spread of infection by the Covid 19 virus, is that all those in vulnerable groups are now asked to avoid face to face contact, as much as possible, until otherwise advised. We understand that this could last for a period of about fourteen weeks.

In the public interest, and for the protection of each of us, we are working out how best to comply with this advice, while, at the same time continuing to provide our therapy work.  We know that at this time of uncertainty and world-wide anxiety it is even more important to maintain continuity in a way that is helpful until we can work face to face again.

We are suggesting that we work over the telephone on numbers agreed between client and counsellor, or by use of a secure online communication.  We are suggesting Zoom to all our supervisors and trainees.  There is a concern that Skype is less secure. We have had confirmation from most of the training colleges that this work will be eligible for inclusion in the clinical placement hours. 

We hope this is helpful and that ‘normal service will be resumed as soon as possible’!

With our very best wishes

The Counsellors’ Collective Team




'Bicycle Wheel to Bedspring'

a weekend with


Carol Jolliffe


6th and 7th June 2020!!!!


Sadly we have had to postpone this training as a result of COVID-19.  Carol is working on inventive ways of re-jigging her training to provide the theory online and a workshop later in the year.  The provisional date is Saturday 17th October


The location..


The Green House, 45 Thomas Street,

Bristol BS2 9LJ


The cost...                       Non-members - £160;  Members - £140;  Trainees - £70



Last details...                 light refreshments will be provided including some gluten and nut free


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Hello! Trainee Counsellors and Psychotherapists 


We are recruiting trainees at Diploma Level or above who would like to be considered for a counselling placement in GP surgeries across

Somerset (surgeries waiting for trainees)


Wiltshire (surgeries waiting for trainees)


East Devon (surgeries waiting for trainee)




       Selection Days are held on the 2nd Saturday every month

       Induction Days are held on the 3rd Saturday every 2 months


Selection Days:  COVID-19 restrictions mean that we must postpone these dates until it is possible for meetings to resume.  We will contact all trainees who have already booked in as soon as we possibly can. 



                                                   14 March

                                                    Easter Holiday

                                                     9 May

                                                  13 June

                                                  11 July  West Pennard

                                                    8 August

                                                 12 September

                                                 10 October

                                                 14 November (? West Pennard)

                                                 12 December

Induction Days:


                                                21 March

                                                16 May

                                                18 July

                                                19 September

                                                21 November


All Induction days are held at

8, Middle Street, Taunton, TA1 1RT

Most Selection days are also held in Middle Street, 2 dates (tbc) will be held in West Pennard, Glastonbury, Somerset



 Selection Days run with a minimum of 3 and maximum of 6 places and further details will be sent to those that book nearer to the date

Induction Days run with a minimum of 2 and maximum of 8 trainees who have been selected for placement

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Are you a qualified supervisor (in Wiltshire, Somerset or Devon)who would be interested in becoming an approved supervisor for trainees on placement in GP surgeries with us?  We would like to hear from you.  For further information please contact us at:



Donations are always hugely appreciated to support the Community work of the Collective

If you would like to make a donation this can be done by BACS into:

NatWest Bank Account - A/C no 75225476 - Sort Code 60-23-06 - A/C name Counsellors' Collective South West LLP