Counselling Volunteer



  • Volunteer Qualified Counsellors (Diploma or above)
  • Volunteer Placement Counsellors (Diploma students who have completed 75% of their hours prior to interview)

Service: It’s Your Choice
Location: New Forest
Number of hours: We ask for a minimum commitment of 3 hours per week for client work plus a monthly supervision commitment, in addition there will also be travel time and completion of paper work.

Closing date: 29/09/2017

It’s Your Choice is an Information, Counselling, Advice and Support centre for young people aged 12-25, living in the New Forest.

Our Counselling service is delivered by a team of dedicated volunteers, who are passionate about supporting young people in working through issues and managing difficult periods in their lives, and who give their time to provide a high quality support service.

Due to a very high increase in referrals and the demand on our service we are currently seeking to recruit Volunteer Counsellors who are qualified at diploma level or above or Placement Counsellors who have completed 75% of their hours, to join our team working across the New Forest.  You will hold an individual case load of up to three clients and receive in-house clinical supervision in line with the BACP Ethical Framework.

This role is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and you must also have the right to work in the UK. We will also take up two references.

If you would like to join It’s Your Choice’s counselling team, please download the recruitment pack below. We will invite selected applicants to come for an interview, followed by a short induction and training programme for the successful applicants. Although the role is unpaid, we cover travel expenses, and there are on-going opportunities for professional development.

It’s Your Choice is committed to equality and diversity and welcomes applications from all candidates. 

Application Pack:

Please submit your application to:

Jackie Griffin-Lisney, Counselling and Operations Manager – It’s Your Choice, 37 Salisbury Road, Totton, Hampshire, SO40 3HX

Telephone: 023 8086 4231