Volunteer Counsellor

South Hampshire
Unpaid Opportunity
29 Apr 2018
29 May 2018
Contract Type
Voluntary, Unpaid

An accredited and qualified counsellor (minimum level 2) who is available to support individuals who are struggling with their gender and/or sexual identity or any related issue.


  • Develop and promote a positive relationship with the service user
  • Have good listening and communication skills
  • Be non-judgemental in approach and trained in person-centred therapy
  • Manage appropriate professional boundaries
  • Be consistent and dependable
  • Maintain confidentiality and other policies and procedures
  • Work in conjunction with the chairperson to provide a quality service
  • Maintain records for monitoring, evaluation, tracking and service evaluation and occasionally may be required to share on a professional basis with NHS services
  • Participate in regular support and supervision meetings
  • Take responsibility for own professional training and development
  • Keep up to date with development in the field of counselling

About You

  • Degree or diploma in counselling (minimum level 2)
  • Interest in and commitment to all LGBT+ people
  • Understanding and ability to support those who are ‘coming out’ or ‘transitioning’
  • A good communicator
  • Ability to listen sensitively
  • Ability to provide confidential support
  • Ability to travel around the South Hampshire area as required

Please note this opportunity is unpaid, and it is for students who undertake compulsory placements as part of their course. Solent University does not endorse unpaid opportunities outside of the curriculum. However, should you decide to take on this position you need to consider your financial situation and consider how you would support yourself for the duration of the experience. With overseas placements or internships it is worth noting that some companies may charge additional fees and should be thoroughly researched before committing. If you have any questions about this opportunity please contact employers@solent.ac.uk

Solent University has a limited funding scheme to support students on unpaid work experience or placement opportunities:


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