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Are you a qualified counsellor, wanting to work with young people?

Volunteer Counsellors Required

Are you a qualified counsellor, wanting to work with young people?

Do you want a challenge and can spare two to four hours per week.

We need volunteer counsellors to work with 11–26 year olds in the Tonbridge, Tunbridge Wells and local area.

We offer counselling in a professional, pleasant environment - West Kent YMCA, YMCA Tower House, Vale Rise, Tonbridge, TN9 1TB [or off site as required]
You must be BACP accredited or working towards accreditation.  You will need considerable experience of working with young people, and of counselling within a Humanistic framework.

We work with YMCA clients - see - as well as referrals from GPs, schools, Children’s Services, Troubled Families or self-referral.  Our clients have long-term, complex problems.  This is an expanding service and we cannot guarantee hours but are building a bank of counsellors we can allocate when a client has committed to counselling.

You will be working as part of a team, responsible to the Counselling Manager.  Monthly group supervision is provided in Tonbridge.  We pay towards travel and parking expenses.

If you are interested in this role, please email an A4 covering letter outlining your counselling experience and supporting information about your experience working with young people to



Access to Group Supervision on a monthly basis

Free CPD available to staff and volunteers working for West Kent YMCA

Travel expenses


Tunbridge Wells and Tonbridge and surrounding areas

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