Practising at Spiral
We have four beautiful second/third floor consulting rooms consisting of a counselling/bodywork room, which can also be used as a group room for up to 10 people, and 3 smaller therapy rooms. We also have a larger ground floor group room and garden, for up to 20 people.
The therapists at Spiral share a vision of the interconnected nature of mind, body, heart and spirit. We have a commitment to keeping the energy flowing through mindful attention to our environment and to each other. Spiral therapists and clients come from diverse and multicultural backgrounds.
Voluntary placements at Spiral are open to trainee or qualified counsellors and psychotherapists who wish to practise in a holistic and multicultural setting. We especially welcome those from minority groups but others should not be deterred as we carefully consider all good applications. We are looking for people who resonate with the energy of the centre and who can commit to a placement of at least a year, seeing three clients per week in a morning or afternoon (occasional evening slots are open to qualified therapists). Because some of the work is likely to be longer-term, applicants will need to have already experienced deep therapeutic journeys of their own, and be able to work at depth with clients. So this may not be a suitable place to have your first placement unless you already have considerable therapeutic understanding or experience in a therapy-related field.
The placement is supported by fortnightly individual supervision, which ensures a great depth of holding and learning. Because we receive no funding, there is a reasonable charge for this. Occasionally, for applicants who would otherwise be unable to have their placement at Spiral, we can offer a bursary towards the cost of supervision. The supervision is from an integrative perspective, and therefore if your training is not integrative, eg. purely person-centred or psychodynamic, you will need to demonstrate that you understand and are willing to work from an integrative frame.
Please email us first to check if there are any vacancies coming up. If there is a suitable vacancy you would then send or email a relevant CV, and a letter of no more than two A4 pages. Or you may send us a voice recording of your application of no more than 15 minutes. The application, whether written or spoken, should cover the following:
We want to tell you that we will hold your personal information for the sole purpose of providing therapy at Spiral. You can withdraw consent at any time and we will delete your information immediately rather than our standard practice of deleting details within two years since your last contact with Spiral.
Qualified counsellors, psychotherapists and complementary therapists who practise from a holistic and empowering perspective, and who have considerable depth of experience, are also welcome to submit applications to join the therapy team.
In addition to this, we offer supervision for counsellors & psychotherapists and complementary therapists
Therapists can also attend trainings and continuous professional development workshops.