Volunteer with us

Interesting in Volunteering?

We are currently working in Cardiff, Bridgend and RCT. However, we hope to expand into other geographical areas soon.

We aim to provide evidence-based support to under-represented members of the community by providing therapeutic services.

As part of this mission, we currently deliver a low-cost counselling service provided wholly by volunteers, some are fully qualified counsellors, others in the later stages of counselling training. As we expand, we are looking to recruit more volunteers to meet the growing demand of clients on our waiting list.

We are keen to develop a diverse volunteer group with a broad skills base so that we can offer a range of counselling approaches. We are particularly interested in recruiting volunteers who can offer:

  • CBT
  • Solution- Focused Brief Therapy
  • Other therapeutic approaches
  • Both in person and online counselling

In addition, we are interested in volunteers from under-represented groups and volunteers who are multilingual.

As a volunteer with us you will need to:

  • Be qualified to Level 4 or above and working towards a full qualification in counselling or psychotherapy.
  • Be able to travel to deliver counselling either from our central Cardiff office or outreach bases in Bridgend and RCT.
  • Be able to commit to seeing at least 2 clients, usually on a weekly basis. We may ask you to offer more hours than this. 
  • Attend a comprehensive induction programme and quarterly meetings

Volunteer counsellors play a vital part in our success and provide a much-needed service for people who otherwise may not be able to access counselling. We recruit new volunteer counsellors (whether in training or qualified) a few times each year. 

Please send all applications to admin@ycscounsellingwales.co.uk.  We will make contact to let you know that your application is in our file ready for the next recruitment round.
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I am thoroughly enjoying my placement at YCS. The support from the staff has been amazing and the in house supervision is invaluable! There are also many opportunities to get CPD training to further your training. I would recommend YCS to any trainee counsellor!

Hi my name is Sharon and I volunteer for YCS low cost counselling. The staff are lovely and very supportive, the supervision is very supportive and there is plenty of it. I have really enjoyed my time volunteering and there are plenty of CPD opportunities to expand on your learning