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Volunteer Counsellors

Cotswold Counselling is a registered charity and deploys the services of over 60 experienced and trained volunteer counsellors, many of whom work independently. Counsellors are provided with on-going training and professional, clinical supervision.

Cotswold Counselling is always interested in receiving applications from suitable counsellors.  Applications from experienced counsellors are always welcomed and counsellors should have completed their Diploma courses successfully in either counselling or psychotherapy.

Cotswold Counselling also offers a limited number of placements for counsellors in training during the first or second year of a diploma course, depending on relevant experience of related work.  N.B. Cotswold Counselling does not currently have any voluntary administrative posts available.

If you are interested in a role as a volunteer counsellor (and are ready to start your placement) please download and complete the 'Application Form for Volunteer Counsellors' and send it to

Student Placements

Student placements are offered by Cotswold Counselling to students on counselling or psychotherapy diploma level courses (or above).  Acceptance at interview depends on various factors including insight into life experience, previous relevant work experience (paid and/or voluntary) and academic qualifications.

Students are required to pay £50 to the Centre as a registration fee.  They are expected to stay with Cotswold Counselling for at least a year with a review after 6 months and to attend supervision regularly (which is paid for by the Centre).  Ideally we encourage therapists to remain with the Centre as long as possible and we provide career progression with the opportunity to do couples' work and young peoples' work, after further training.  Workshops are offered on a regular basis for continuing professional development.


If you are interested in a role as a volunteer counsellor please download and complete the 'Application Form for Volunteer Counsellors' and send it to

Selection is by interview throughout the year. It is not our policy to give feedback.

Equal Opportunities Statement

Cotswold Counselling is committed to the ideal of Equal Opportunities and strives to ensure that no person seeking access to the services of the Agency or job applicant or employee or volunteer or support worker receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of disability, age, ethnic or national origin, religion, colour, sexual orientation or marital status, nor is disadvantaged by conditions or requirements which cannot be shown to be justifiable.

This principle will apply to all activities of the Agency, that is, recruitment of employees, training and development, and in all services and facilities offered by the Agency.

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