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Thinking of becoming a Volunteer Counsellor at Whist?

Thinking of becoming a Volunteer Counsellor at Whist?
The Counselling Service at Whist is very well established and has been running for 22 years;  in addition, outreach counsellors from Rape Crisis have been working from here for over 25 years.


Our service incorporates a team of dedicated female counsellors who offer their time, skills and experience voluntarily – helping us to provide a valuable resource for women living or working in South Tyneside who wish to access therapeutic support.


During each year we recruit a small number of new volunteer counsellors through Recruitment Events. These events are held every few months and by invitation only. They are an opportunity for you visit the project and get to know our work and approach – and for us to meet you.


Many of our volunteer counsellors are already qualified and experienced – and a few are in the advanced stages of their counselling training and working with us as a placement.  We are committed to supporting all the counsellors who work with us – we offer individual and group supervision plus continuing professional development opportunities.


If you are a female counsellor committed to working with a women-centred approach – and are interested in applying to become part of our counselling team at Whist,  please send us your CV, a personal statement about why you’d like to work with us – and your days/times availability. 


When we organise a further volunteer counsellor recruitment event we will then be able to consider you for this stage of our recruitment process.


Please contact Whist Counselling Coordinators Teresa or Margaret via