Job title: Volunteer Female Counsellor/Art Therapist


Closing Date: Sunday 23rd April 2017 midnight

Organisation: Woman’s Trust





Woman’s Trust is a BACP accredited person-centred/humanistic counselling service for women affected by domestic violence.


We are currently recruiting for an East and West London Volunteer Counsellor/Art Therapist  (for second year – or  equivalent –  and or/second placement)


The  essential requirements are:

  1. Counsellors/Therapists need to be in personal therapy for 1 year


  1. Follow the person-centred/humanistic approach
  2. Be in their second year of a diploma course or equivalent
  3. 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 £9.30 per day)
  • Telephone expenses reimbursed
  • Support by the counselling staff team members
  • 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) at different times during the day.


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 23rd April 2017 midnight; Interviews will be held from the week of the 8th May and the training dates are: 7th, 8th and 9th June 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.


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

Please note that a CV will not be accepted.


If you are interested in applying for a Volunteer Counsellor placement, please visit our website


“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.”

Type: Long term
Salary: Volunteer

How to apply:

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For further information and an informal discussion  please call Maya on

020 7034 0303 o email