WAVES means Working Against Violence, Empowering Survivors, and we live and breathe what we do. Our service proudly provides 12 free sessions of counselling, offered to anyone who has been a victim of Domestic Violence or Abuse, regardless of their age, gender, sexuality, income, or psychological assessment, because the reality is, anyone can be affected by domestic violence or abuse.
With WAVES, you will be allocated a minimum of 4 clients, and each of these clients will bravely bring you their story to share with you.
We offer high quality, all inclusive training, focused on the abuse suffered by women, men, the LGBT+ community, while looking at the effects this has on children and society in a wider context. We will also look at social assumptions about domestic violence and abuse, and look at real cases.
PLEASE READ - COVID-19 & TRAINING UPDATE
December 2020 Update:
We understand that many of you are wanting to know if and when we will be providing counsellor placements in the coming months, however, sadly we have come to the very difficult decision of cancelling future placements for 2021. At this time we are looking to offer placements in the early months of 2022. We understand this must be disappointing news and we are aware there are many who would like a placement with us.
When making our decision we had to consider a range of factors, including venue, changing tier and covid restrictions, delivery of the training, interviews, and the uncertainty of next year etc. We aim as a project to deliver high-quality substantial training and this has not been feasible with ever-changing restrictions and demands of covid.
Please be assured, when we intend to provide training this will be posted on this page, our blog, and our social media with adequate time to apply for a placement.
Thank you for your continued support, please be sure to follow us on social media for further updates,
WAVES Counselling Project Team
March 2020 Update:
I hope you are all ok and keeping yourself safe and well.
Firstly I want to thank you all for your interest in having a placement with WAVES and for those of you I did get to meet before the shut down, it was really nice to meet you.
Unfortunately I'm sorry to inform you that due to the current circumstances of the Covid-19 virus and the lock down, the building where I was due to hold the training being closed for the unforeseeable future, the not knowing when this will end, I am going to cancel and put on hold the training for this year.
I am unable to commit to doing it later in the year due to room availability, time and previous commitments that I have already booked in.
Training will hopefully take place again next year after Easter 2021 and applications will open again January 2021 for you to reapply if you are interested in a placement still.
I am sorry for any issues and stress this may cause you during this already stressful time.
I wish you all the best for the future and again thank you for your interest in a placement with WAVES and I hope to hear from you again in January 2021.
Take care of yourselves and stay safe, stay healthy, stay well,stay in.
APPLICATIONS FOR OUR GROUP 6 PLACEMENT INTAKE OF COUNSELLORS WILL GO LIVE FROM:
JANUARY 1ST 2020 AT 00:00AM
At this time, you will be able to apply for a placement with WAVES by clicking a button that will appear at the bottom of this page named 'APPLY NOW'.
The closing date for all applications is FEBRUARY 28th 2020 at 11PM (2300hrs).
BEFORE APPLYING, READ THE BELOW
Successful applicants will be required to attend supervision from 10.00am to 4pm on the dates below for each month (except August) which will be held at the above address. This is mandatory and you are required to arrive promptly to start at 10am and to stay till 4pm. Attendance at least 9 of the 11 monthly Supervision group meetings is required for any one year.
Other requirements for new volunteers include:
If you are a student counsellor, you will be required to obtain a letter from your tutor which states that they consider you to be safe and proficient to counsel clients.
Attendance at all mandatory training is required by our funders which is provided by external agencies. Some are held on different premises; some are a couple of hours or one full day or two-day training, these are free of charge to volunteers.
If you are unable to attend any of the dates below unfortunately you will not be offered a placement with the project.
All of the dates below are compulsory and they will take place at
May Court, Truro Business Park,
You will need to park in the Women’s Institute Car Park which is across the road from Helford House this will cost you £3.00 per day. Tea and coffee will be provided but please bring your own lunch.
ALL TRAINING DATES START AT 10AM PROMPT AND FINISH AT 3.30PM
THE COMPULSORY TRAINING DATES ARE ON:
Tuesday April 21st 2020
Tuesday April 28th 2020
Tuesday May 5th 2020
Tuesday May 12th 2020
Tuesday May 19th 2020
Tuesday June 2nd 2020
Tuesday June 9th 2020
Tuesday June 16th 2020
Monday June 29th 2020
Tuesday June 30th 2020
Tuesday July 7th 2020
Tuesday July 14th 2020
Tuesday July 21st 2020
MONDAY SEPTEMBER 28th 2020
MONDAY OCTOBER 19TH 2020
MONDAY NOVEMBER 23RD 2020
MONDAY DECEMBER 14TH 2020
Once the compulsory training has been completed candidates will then be informed if they are suitable to have a placement with WAVES as a volunteer counsellor.
Additional related training sessions will be provided for all volunteers. Attendance at many of these are compulsory as it is part of the funding requirements that all volunteers attend.
All volunteers are required to have a client case load of a minimum of four clients at any one time and to fully complete all relevant paperwork.
If you are successful at application stage, interviews will take place on a date to be arranged for February/March.