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Volunteer Counsellors

Please note:

  • August 2021: we are now looking for experienced and qualified therapists to join our busy team of volunteers. For further information, please get in touch counselling@westkentmind.org.uk
  • We will not be recruiting trainee counsellors on placement until at least January 2022.
  • All our work is currently online or by phone, and we do not yet know when we will be resuming face to face work.

Our affordable counselling service is made possible through the support of our volunteer counsellors and therapists. We offer a professionally supervised placement for trainee counsellors, many of whom continue as volunteers once qualified. We also have qualified volunteers who want to make available counselling and psychological therapy to those who could not otherwise access it.

If you are interested in volunteering with us, please find below an overview of the service, a person specification and an application form.

We accept placement applications from counselling students of BACP-accredited courses or CPCAP courses. We do not normally accept placement applications from any other counselling courses. We accept placement applications from psychotherapy students on courses leading to UKCP accreditation. We also accept placement applications from students of CBT, art therapy and counselling psychology, note however that we may not be able to offer supervision in these modalities.

We particularly value applications from qualified counsellors and therapists who are working towards accreditation or who simply want to volunteer. If this applies to you please email Julie Reeve to arrange an informal discussion.

Counselling Service Overview

Role Description and Person Specification

Application Form in Word or PDF format (you can enter data directly into the Word document)