Volunteer Counsellor  

Organisation: Young Devon
Location: Barnstaple, Exeter, Ivybridge, Newton Abbot, Plymouth and Tavistock
Salary: Unpaid 

The aim of the Young Devon Wellbeing team is to increase access to help for mental health for young people. We offer a range of mental health interventions for mild to moderate mental health difficulties. These include therapeutic interventions with Person Centred Counselling, Wellbeing Practitioners offering CBT based support, and Wellbeing Café's (a group where young people can meet to have a good time, connect with others, listen, talk, and be part of something) 

At the heart of this is the Young Devon Counselling service which has been supporting young people across Devon for over 20 years. Our counselling approach is client centred, solution focussed and goal orientated. We are members of the BACP and uphold its ethical framework in all of our therapy.

We provide session by session support, monthly clinical supervision and regular training.

The successful applicant will be either a qualified counsellor, a counsellor working towards accreditation or a student on a Level 4 Counselling course in need of a placement. They will be enthusiastic, creative, imaginative, positive and a team player, able to adapt to working with a range of individuals and their needs.

We are asking for a weekly commitment of 4 hours per week client hours plus time for monthly supervision.

Young Devon is a youth work charity (1057949) committed to being an equal opportunities employer.

If you would like an application pack please contact volunteer@youngdevon.org

Young Devon is committed to Safeguarding children, young people and vulnerable groups and all applicants who will or could have unsupervised access to these groups will complete the required checks through the Disclosure and Barring Service