Volunteer Female Counsellors/Art Therapists

Woman's Trust
East and West London
19 Jun 2017
19 Sep 2017
Counselling Placement
Hours per month
1 to 10 hours
Short Term

Exciting opportunity for volunteer female Counsellors/Art therapists to join our team for the East and West London projects (Counselling Placement)
Woman’s Trust is a BACP accredited Person-Centred/Humanistic counselling service

East and West London Volunteer Counsellor/Art Therapist essential requirements are:

  1. Counsellors/Therapists need to be in personal therapy for 1 year minimum
  2. Follow the person-centred/humanistic approach
  3. Be in their second year of a diploma course or equivalent
  4. Have one year experience of working with clients (30 supervised client hours or equivalent experience).

The benefits of having a placement with us are:

    • Free supervision (fortnightly for two hours)
    • Travel expenses reimbursed (up to £9.50 per day)
    • Telephone expenses reimbursed
    • Support by the counselling staff team member
    • Possibility of working with clients with a number of presenting issues and from a variety of backgrounds
    • Fully insured

Counsellors/Therapists have the opportunity to work in East London (Newham, Hackney, Tower Hamlets, Redbridge, Greenwich, Havering, Barking & Dagenham and Waltham Forest) and West London (Westminster, Kensington & Chelsea and Hammersmith & Fulham) during the day and/or evening.

Please note: Due to the needs of women using our service, the minimum commitment is 4 clients per week. Counsellors will be required to attend Woman’s Trust’s 2 hrs supervision on a fortnightly basis and a 3-day induction training.

The deadline for the application is Sunday 27th August 2017 midnight; Interviews will be held from the week of the 4th September 2017 and the training dates are: 19th, 21st and 22nd September 2017. Attendance to training is compulsory if successful at the interview stage.

All placements are for female Counsellors/Therapists only. The Equality Act 2010 pursuant to Schedule 9, Part 1 applies. Please note that a CV will not be accepted

More intakes are set during the year and applications will be accepted outside these times.

 “Being a volunteer counsellor at Woman’s Trust has surpassed all of my hopes and expectations; the women I have met in this role have brought new meaning to the words courage, resilience and hope. I have been invited in and joined them on their journey to new possibilities-it is a humbling experience and a privilege.”

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