Counsellors’ Collective South West LLP






The Counsellors' Collective South West


A totally not for profit organisation


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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'



Carol Jolliffe




Carol, together with the CoCo team, is working on inventive ways of re-jigging her training to provide the theory and interactive workshops online and a day's 'normal' workshop later in the year.  The provisional date is Saturday 17th October - fingers crossed!


How do we see it working?

  • Carol will record a 'trailer' which we will circulate as widely as possible to give more information - including the meaning of the title!


Here is the link to the trailer:


  • Carol will record an hour long lecture which will cover the main theory of her work.  We will make a very modest charge for this - £5 - and for those who request the link we will provide CPD certificates for 2 hours (as we are sure you will want to watch it at least twice!).
  • Carol will host at least 2 3-hour interactive workshops via Zoom.  These will be limited to 8 participants and will be booked through the Counsellors' Collective.  There will be a £20 charge for these and CPC certificates will, of course, be provided.
  • When COVID 19 allows we will arrange a full-day workshop (probably in Bristol), which will include all the lovely extras like coffee and tea, biscuits and lunch, and you will be able to meet Carol in person!  There will be a scaled charge for this depending on whether you are a trainee or 'earning'.


The costs of all of this are already covered for those who paid for the original event!



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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 and Induction 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. We anticipate holding online interviews ahead of Selection Days once we can feel confident about confirming dates.



Induction days are usually held at

8, Middle Street, Taunton, TA1 1RT

However, we have discovered that these can be held online if necessary and, at least some of the time, this may continue in the future. Most Selection days are also held in Middle Street.  Occasionally they are 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