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Volunteer Female Counsellor for the East London projects - EXPIRED

Job Title Volunteer Female Counsellor for the East London projects - EXPIRED
Contract Type Temporary / Interim
Location Newham
Salary Unpaid
Job Published 09 Feb 2016
Contact Name Volunteers Team
Contact Email

Job Description - EXPIRED

Woman’s Trust is a BACP accredited Person-Centred/Humanistic counselling service for women affected by domestic violence. 

Our essential requirements are:

  1. That counsellors 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
  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 (fortnight for two hours)
  • Travel expenses reimbursed (up to £9.30 per day)
  • Telephone expenses reimbursed
  • 24/7 support by all staff team members
  • Possibility of working with clients with a number of presenting issues and from a variety of backgrounds
  • Fully insured

We are always interested in counsellors who have a commitment to this area of work.

Woman's Trust has an application process for counsellors interested in placements - counsellors are able to work in East London (Newham, Hackney, Tower Hamlets, Redbridge, Greenwich, Havering, Barking & Dagenham and Waltham Forest) at different times during the day.

Please note, because of the needs of women using our service, the minimum commitment is 4 clients per week.

Successful candidates will also need to be able to attend Woman's Trust 2 hrs supervision on a fortnightly basis and a 3-day induction training.

The deadline for the application is Sunday 20th March 2016 midnight; Interviews will be held on the week of the 28th March  and the training dates are: 13th, 14th and 15th April 2016.

The Equality Act 2010 pursuant to Schedule 9, Part 1 applies

We particularly welcome applicants from the LGBT community, over 50's, counsellors able to work in other languages and counsellors with flexible schedule.

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

Please note that a CV will be not be accepted.

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

“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

Ref: EXPIRED - LF443 | Published: 09th Feb 2016