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Placements & Vacancies

Trainee Volunteer Counsellor Opportunities

We offer placements at our centre in Waterloo for students on BACP, UKCP or BCP recognised training courses. Placements are available to work within both our Low Cost Service and our Multi-Ethnic Counselling Service.

We usually offer placements to students who have already completed the first year of a Diploma or post-graduate course. In some circumstances we may take on students in the first year of a Diploma/MA course if they have other valuable experience in the caring professions or on related placements.

Because we take a psychodynamic or integrative approach to counselling and psychotherapy, we usually offer placements to students who are on training courses that follow a similar approach. Regular clinical supervision is provided. All trainee counsellors need to be in personal therapy throughout their placement. We ask for at least a year’s commitment to the organisation.

An annual fee of £450 is charged for clinical supervision, payable termly in three installments.

Current Vacancies:

Trainee vacancies for MECS

We currently have placement vacancies for trainee counsellors who speak any of the following languages: Albanian, Bengali, Pashto, Spanish, Tamil & Urdu. Please send your CV and a covering letter to Priya Commander, the MECS Project Manager:

Trainee vacancies for Low Cost Service
We currently have placement vacancies for trainee counsellors who are available on Fridays and Saturdays. Please send your CV and a covering letter to Chris Robinson, the Director of Waterloo Community Counselling:

Board of Trustees Member Opportunity 

Waterloo Community Counselling is looking for Trustees based in London

We welcome all applications and particularly look forward to hearing from people with legal or financial experience or someone with health and social care experience with either a working knowledge or keen interest in the voluntary and community sector.

Waterloo Community Counselling provides mental health support and counselling to individuals in London. We have 1 centre, 7 members of staff and 96 counsellors and doing incredible work with the most vulnerable people.

Our Low-Cost Counselling Service offers low-cost and affordable long-term counselling to individuals in London. Many people turn to us for support after receiving short-term support from statutory services.

Our Multi-Ethnic Counselling Service offers free mother-tongue counselling to migrants, refugees and asylum seekers. We are the primary language service in South London, many individuals we see are unable to receive support from elsewhere.

The Trustees meet regularly in the evenings and work on the strategic vision of the charity as well as supporting the staff with matters including quality assurance, safeguarding and policies, financial oversight, fundraising. We hold an annual meeting with all of our team to discuss the broader needs of the community, to ensure Waterloo Community Counselling’s work remains relevant to the individuals who need support.

If you are passionate about raising the standard and improving the future of Waterloo Community Counselling, please consider joining us by sending your CV and a cover letter to our Director Christopher Robinson: – it could be the fulfilling role you’ve been looking for.



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