Volunteer Counsellor

Pan London + WFH
Closing date
4 clinical hours a week + admin time
Contract type
Minimum of 1 year commitment required
Interview date

Solace Women’s Aid is an innovative, exciting, grassroots charity working across London. Our purpose is to bring to an end the harm done through domestic and sexual violence to all survivors, and in particular women and children. Our work is holistic and empowering, working alongside survivors to achieve independent lives free from abuse.

You will be joining a team of committed and inspiring individuals whose dedication has saved the lives of thousands of women, men and children in the capital. We are looking for friendly and diligent individuals to join our services and help us make a difference.

About the Service

We are looking for volunteer counsellors to work across the projects under our therapeutic service (ASCENT, LBI). Ascent counselling service provides one-to-one counselling up to 16 sessions to survivors of VAWG IN 12 boroughs of London. LBI counselling provides counselling for survivors of VAWG of all genders, including male survivors and LGBTQI+ who are aged 18+ living in London Borough of Islington.

About the Role

The ideal candidate will be a fully qualified dynamic counsellor who has 150 clinical hours, ideally with prior experience in providing direct and dedicated therapeutic support to women (and all genders for LBI counselling) who have experienced domestic abuse, and other forms of VAWG. The successful candidate will provide a wrap around, weekly one to one therapeutic support, which can be accessed online, over the phone and in person. You will work within a modal that consists of trauma focused, multi-modal interventions with an objective of optimising resilience, facilitating sustainable recovery and support survivors in their journey in post-traumatic recovery.

In return, we offer learning and professional growth opportunities, an internal training programme and hands-on support for our volunteer counsellors.

We welcome the applications from individuals within BME and LGBTQI+ community with cultural, language competency to work with a diverse group of clients.

Interviews will take place on 16th and 20th July

How to apply

Please read the Volunteer Role Description before you attempt to fill out the application form.

Please complete the Volunteer Application Form and ensure you clearly state the role you are applying for.

Please complete the Volunteer Equality Monitoring Form.

Send the completed Application Form & Monitoring Form along with your current CV to [email protected].

Please note that our volunteer opportunities are open to women only (exempt under the Equality Act 2010, Schedule 9, Part 1), and that these volunteer roles are exempt from the rehabilitation of offenders act 1974 and subject to enhanced DBS checks where applicable.

Applications which are incomplete will not be reviewed. All our roles are during office hours only unless stated otherwise.