For Therapists

Information for Counsellors and Therapists


This page contains information on organisations which provide training and CPD, for therapists. It lists organisations providing networking events, for therapists to meet and discuss issues. It lists locations where rooms can be hired, for therapists to work out of. It also lists job vacancies locally in the sector and placement opportunities, for students. Click on the logo to be taken to the relevant site, where available.


Please note: CASSS is not responsible for the content and administration of any courses/CPD/networking events provided, by the organisations listed below.

 

Organisations providing training/CPD for Counsellors/Therapists.

South Essex College


Providing Training for an individual to become a qualified Counsellor


Two locations where training is available:

Luker Rd, Southend-on-Sea SS1 1ND

High St, Grays RM17 6TF


Phone: 0845 52 12345

website: www.southessex.ac.uk/

Email: learning@southessex.ac.uk

Facebook: southessexcollege

Twitter: @SouthEssesColl


Southend Adult Community College


Providing Training for an individual to become a qualified Counsellor.


Address:

Ambleside Drive 

Southend-on-Sea

SS1 2UP

website: http://southend-adult.ac.uk/

Phone: 01702 445700

Email: sacc@southend-adult.ac.uk

Twitter: @SouthendACC

Facebook: SouthendAdultCommunityCollege/


Victoria Counselling and Training Services


Offers various training courses for an individual to become a Counsellor. Also offers various CPD opportunities.


Address:
135-137 Victoria Avenue
Southend-on-Sea
SS2 6EL
phone: 01702 354118 (24-hour answering service)
Email: paulineshepherd478@gmail.com




VICTORIA COUNSELLING & TRAINING SERVICE

Best For Training


Offers various training courses for an individual to become a Counsellor. Also offers various CPD opportunities.


Office Hours: Monday to Saturday 8am – 6pm


Address:

2 The Reach 

687-693 London Road 

Westcliff-on-Sea 

Essex 

SS0 9PD

Phone: 01702 770030

Email: contact@bestfortraining.co.uk

Twitter: @BestForTraining

Facebook: bestfortrainingltd

LinkedIn: best-for-training

Therapy For Life


Offers a variety of CPD opportunities, for Counsellors and therapists.


Two locations:
General Enquiries:
Prittlewell House, 30 East Street, Southend on Sea, SS2 6LH
Block A, Weston Chambers, Suites 12,14 & 15, Weston Road, Southend on Sea, SS1 1AU

Contact: Samantha MNCS (Accred)
phone: +44 (0)7546 917 252
Email: sam@therapyforlife.co.uk
website: www.therapyforlife.co.uk/index.html


SOS Counsellor Training College (SOSCTC)


We offer half day and one day workshops as well as short courses on various subjects, for both members of the public and professionals.


Topics include:

• Sexual Violence,
• Child to Parent Violence and Abuse
• Counselling Children and Young People
• Shame
• Introduction to Counselling

Other workshops in the pipeline


Workshops can be used towards CPD or for Personal Development.


All proceeds from SOS Counsellor Training College go directly to SOS Rape Crisis, a charity dedicated to supporting survivors of sexual abuse and violence (Charity No 1143021)

20-22 Clarence Road,
Southend On-Sea
Essex
SS1 1AN
Tel: 07497 745668
Email: info@sosctc.org.uk
https://www.facebook.com/SOSCounsellorTrainingCollege/


Jennie Wickenden-Walsh MBACP (Accred)


EMDR Europe (Accred) UKRCP Reg.

Counsellor/Psychotherapist/Supervisor & Trainer


Email: jen_ww@hotmail.com
Tel: 07905175777


Private Practitioner offering CPD opportunities. Linked to Victoria Counselling and Training Services.


Olivetree Centre


Runs various CPD events. Please contact, to enquire about upcoming courses.


Contact 017020524346 mob 0781710629
Email enquiries@olivetreecentre.org.uk

www.olivetreecentre.org.uk


Training occurs at:

Nobles Green Road, Southend-on-Sea, Leigh-on-Sea SS9 5PY


Organisations running networking events for Counsellors/Therapists.

Southend Association of Voluntary Services (SAVS)


The Supported Volunteering Project delivered by SAVS holds regular networking events for professionals working with people experiencing mental ill health.

Contact Rachel Rooks on 01702 356000 to enquire about future events.


Address:

SAVS Centre 

29-31 Alexandra Street 

Southend-on-Sea 

Essex

SS1 1BW
Telephone: 01702 356 000
Email: info@savs-southend.co.uk

Website: www.savs-southend.org/


Therapy For Life


Offers monthly networking events for Counsellors and therapists.


General Enquiries:
Prittlewell House, 30 East Street, Southend on Sea, SS2 6LH
Contact: Samantha MNCS (Accred)
phone: +44 (0)7546 917 252
Email: sam@therapyforlife.co.uk
website: www.therapyforlife.co.uk/index.html

Facilities available for room hire for Counselling

Relate South Essex

Two locations available:

29 Harcourt Avenue, Southend on Sea, Essex. SS2 6HT
4 Cherrydown West, Basildon. Essex. SS16 5AT


We ask for a donation towards the running costs of £15.00 per hour daytime and £20.00 per hour after 5.00 p.m.


Training rooms are £30.00 per hour daytime and £40.00 per hour after 5.00 p.m.


Regular bookings may have discounts available and further reductions for registered charities.


Please contact our administrators either Kate or Julie on 01702 342901 or via email enquiries@relatese.plus.com


Both buildings are well maintained and comply with legislative requirements and both have full disabled access and toilet facilities. Reception cover and waiting area provided.


Please refer to our website for views of some of our rooms and buildings. www.relatesouthessex.co.uk


Day and evening availability with parking space for the hirer, although not guaranteed, as this depends on time of day and access.


We need to see sight of insurance cover, identification and notification of the services they wish to deliver, before any decision is made. Room hire has to adhere to our charitable objectives and Articles of Association.


Therapy For Life


Two locations:

Prittlewell House, 30 East Street, Southend on Sea, SS2 6LH
Block A, Weston Chambers, Suites 12,14 & 15, Weston Road, Southend on Sea, SS1 1AU


Contact: Samantha MNCS (Accred)
phone: +44 (0)7546 917 252
Email: sam@therapyforlife.co.uk
website: www.therapyforlife.co.uk/index.html


Attractive modern consulting rooms with bright furnishings.


THERAPY FOR LIFE HAS MODERN ROOMS FOR THERAPEUTIC COUNSELLING, HYPNOTHERAPY & HOLISTIC THERAPIES EVENINGS, WEEKDAYS AND WEEKENDS IN SOUTHEND-ON-SEA.

The rooms are located at two premises in Southend-on-Sea, within quiet locations. Both locations are walking distance from Southend Central and Victoria Stations.

Parking nearby and ground floor toilets.


OUR ROOMS ARE SPACIOUS, CALMING AND RELAXING FOR YOUR SESSION WITH LOTS OF SUNLIGHT AND COMFORTABLE CHAIRS.

Convenience


Our rooms are near to the High Street, so tie in some shopping or a spot of lunch around your therapy session. Friends and family can wait for you in reception or have a stroll around the shops and the seaside.


Kings Road United Reformed Church, formerly Crowstone St George's URC


Address:
91 Crowstone Road
Westcliff on Sea
SS0 8LH
Tel: 01702 352668
Email: kingsroadurc@gmail.com

Website: www.kingsroadurc.org.uk/


Small ground-floor room (Palmer Room) suitable for counselling sessions.


There are kitchen facilities (kettles, crockery, cutlery, sink) for making drinks in the servery. Counsellors just need to bring in their own supplies.


To enquire about availability, counsellors can phone or email to have a booking form and T&Cs sent to them.


8 parking spaces on the church drive, free street parking around the church. The premises are wheelchair accessible via a ramp and there is a disabled-access WC in the foyer.


Appointments for a viewing of the premises are possible. Office hours are usually 10.00am-1.00pm Mon-Fri.

Vacancies and Student Placement Opportunities


No vacancies currently listed

Student Placements are currently being offered at the following organisations:

Southend Carers

Abacus Counselling and Support

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