Counsellor Volunteer (Amy's Place)

Date advertised: 21 August 2018

Location: Hackney


Counsellor Volunteer (Amy’s Place)


Amy’s Place is a partnership between the Amy Winehouse Foundation and Centra Care & Support, providing supported living accommodation for young women in recovery and receiving support with drug, alcohol issues and eating disorders.

To provide emotional and therapeutic support to young women (18 to 30 years). Counselling will aim to support the individual to improve self-confidence, identify and resolve negative thought processes, implement constructive coping strategies and empower them to fulfil attainable life goals.




This is a flexible opportunity and volunteering times and frequency will vary depending on your availability and the needs of service users. It might be a weekly session of 3 to 4 hours, ideally for a minimum of 4 months.


This role requires us to carry out a check through the Disclosure and Barring Service


  • To develop and promote a positive relationship with the young women within allocated caseload.
  • To keep up to date with development in the field of counselling.
  • To manage appropriate professional boundaries in the relationship.
  • Maintain records for monitoring, evaluation and tracking purposes plus service evaluation.
  • Volunteers need to provide their own clinical supervisor
  • Be part of any relevant staff team training days
  • To take responsibility for own professional development.



  • Volunteers receive a thorough induction and have access to any relevant in-house and external training
  • Volunteers have a named supervisor providing day-to-day support and encouragement
  • Reasonable travel and lunch expenses will be reimbursed
Interested in applying for this role or have any questions? Please get in touch on 0300 333 6712 or drop us an email