Raphael welcomes applications from fully qualified counsellors or trainee counsellors looking for placements.  All need to have experience and understanding of the Jewish Community and have knowledge of issues faced by them.


  • Fully qualified applicants can be from nationwide locations to connect with clients by telephone or on-line as well as  in-person where relevant

  • Applicants still undergoing training need to be located in London and the Home Counties to enable connection with clients in-person as per their course requirements

  • Applicants to have completed a Foundation course and, preferably, to be in second or further year of non-directive counselling / psychotherapy training, which leads to UKCP registration or is accredited by the BACP

  • To have some knowledge and understanding of unconscious processes and the ability to build on and develop their        understanding of this area of counselling

  • To check with tutor or course director that you have reached a stage of professional and personal development and be ready to undertake the clinical work or, if you have begun clinical work elsewhere, that your supervisor agrees you are ready to take on another placement

  • To be in personal therapy, at least weekly for a minimum of 6 months previous to application, with a non-directive          therapist registered by UKCP or BCP or accredited by BACP, or to have had substantial therapy with such a therapist

  • To be able to offer two sessions per week for Raphael clients

  • To be able to attend fortnightly supervision

  • To be able to commit twice yearly (Sundays) to professional development days

  • To make a commitment to stay with Raphael for a minimum of two years and we would hope you would want to stay longer

  • To be available for communication by email and telephone/mobile and be computer literate

  • To advocate and promote Raphael for the benefit of those we support


  • All Raphael Counsellors need to be Jewish. 

If you fulfil these criteria and wish to receive more information or to apply, please email Sara Cooper (Clinical Director) at or call 0800 234 6236 and leave a message. (Please note, messages are checked twice a day.)  

The application should comprise of:

  1. A current CV

  2. A covering letter

-  Describing any voluntary caring work you have carried out

-  Stating why you wish to join Raphael

-  What your training experience is as a counsellor

-  How long you have been in therapy and the orientation of your therapist

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