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Honorary Child Counsellors Bridge in Schools Service


The Bridge Foundation occasionally has vacancies for honorary child counsellors.


These posts are based at diverse and vibrant inner city Primary Schools, with children from a wide range of minority ethnic backgrounds and cultures.


We look for candidates with skills and experience in building therapeutic relationships with children from a breadth of social and cultural backgrounds. A professional background in education, health, mental health, or social work is highly relevant. Successful applicants need to demonstrate some experience of bringing psychodynamic thinking to working with children.



Posts are usually for 1 1.5 days per week, comprised of 2-3 sessions in school and half a day attending a supervision group and staff meetings on Wednesday afternoons based at the Bridge Foundation.


Volunteer therapists/counsellors carry a caseload of up to 3 clinical sessions a week and will be required make a commitment to weekly work during term time for a minimum of one year.


Child protection and other relevant training is provided in line with service requirements.


Volunteers are eligible for reimbursement of some expenses incurred while delivering work for the Bridge Foundation.


Applications are invited by letter/email, including an up-to-date CV.

Please address to Emily Ryan, Schools Team Manager, The Bridge Foundation, 13 Sydenham Road, Bristol BS6 5SH, or




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