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Working at Way In Counselling

Volunteer Placement Opportunities for Trainee Counsellors

Volunteers are the lifeblood of our organisation; in fact without them, we wouldn’t exist. Which is why we’re always happy to provide placement opportunities for volunteer trainee counsellors. What better way to support a worthwhile cause while gaining real-world experience?

Qualifications and supervision

As a Way In counsellor, you will either be a trainee on the second year or above of a recognised Counselling or Psychotherapy Diploma course – usually Person-Centred or Integrative -- or else a qualified counsellor or psychotherapist working towards accreditation.
All counsellors are required to abide by the BACP Code of Ethics, which includes engaging in regular individual supervision – 1.5 hours per month as a minimum.

Benefits of volunteering with Way In

Taking up a volunteer placement with Way in means you will be providing vital counselling services to young people in need, and to the local community. You will be learning new skills while advancing your career.

You’ll gain valuable experience as a counsellor, as well as picking up important employment skills such as teamwork, communication, problem solving, project planning, task management, and learning how a charitable organisation works.

Being a youth counsellor is an amazing and rewarding experience. You’ll be helping young people by listening to their problems and giving them the right tools to find ways to tackle the challenges they are facing.

Of course we will provide you with all the support that you need to carry out your role effectively. Our reputation depends on the quality of the counselling service we supply and our success in changing young lives for the better.

To talk to us about a volunteer placement role please get in touch.