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: 27/04/2018

It’s Your Choice is an Information, Counselling, Advice and Support Service 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 Counsellor 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 and Guidelines.

This role is subject to Disclosure and Barring Checks enhanced disclosure, and you must 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.

Jackie Griffin-Lisney, Counselling and Operations Manager
It’s Your Choice 37 Salisbury Road Totton Hampshire SO40 3HX
Telephone: 023 8086 4231