Volunteer Counsellor

About the role

This is an exciting opportunity to provide counselling for individuals who are directly and indirectly affected by alcohol and substance use. Under the supervision of the Counselling Lead you will help individuals to work through their concerns and assist them with deciding on an appropriate course of action.

To be considered for this role you must have a Counselling qualification - Level 2 or above and be a BACP Member


Time Commitment and Location

  • 35 Boulevard, Weston-Super-Mare, BS23 1PE
  • Minimum 2 hours per week


Main Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Undertaking counselling interventions, adhering to With You and BACP guidelines, on a one-to-one basis with clients 

  • Ensuring case notes are taken for each session and recorded in line with We are With You’s policies and procedures

  • Raising any potential safeguarding concerns with appropriate members of staff

  • Attending counselling supervision meetings


What's in it for you?

  • Access to relevant training and ongoing role-specific guidance, support and additional learning opportunities throughout your time with us

  • Opportunity to use and develop your skills as part of giving back to your local community

  • Volunteer alongside a friendly and professional team that makes a real difference to people’s lives

  • Gain valuable experience and insight into the inner workings of a Community Drug and Alcohol service

  • Regular contact and support at every stage of your journey as a volunteer, including an assigned member of staff for supervision and development

  • Reimbursement of out of pocket expenses, in accordance with our Volunteer Expenses policy

  • An opportunity to feedback about your experience volunteering with us

  • Access to We Are With You employee assist programme


Download the Role Description - Volunteer Counsellor


Please note that we require you to be a minimum of 18 years of age to be considered for this volunteering role


This role is subject to a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check an Enhanced Level


If you have questions about this role or volunteering with our North Somerset service then please contact us using the details below:


01934 427940