Counselling Placement at Kinergy

If you are interested in working at Kinergy as a volunteer counsellor you can find the criteria needed below. Thank you for your interest.


Applying to be a Counselling Volunteer at Kinergy


People appointed to volunteer at Kinergy should be able to meet, or have the potential to meet, the following criteria:


Undertaking training for a BACP / UKCP accredited Diploma or MSc in Counselling or equivalent.  Or to have already qualified.


To have a minimum of one year’s counselling experience (outside of the training setting).  Or to have a minimum of two years’ experience working with clients face to face, within a field such as mental health, domestic violence, substance misuse etc. There are exceptions to this where an individual feels they have experience and understanding of the impact to work with clients who have experienced csa and sexual violence. 


To have some understanding of the issues related to rape and childhood sexual abuse.


To be available to commit to working as a Counselling Volunteer for a period of a minimum of one year post induction.


To make a commitment to see 4 clients per week with a commitment of a year.


To attend regular monthly group Supervision of 1.5 hours and monthly individual supervision of one hour. 


To attend training sessions / workshops arranged through Kinergy on an occasional basis.   


Be in therapy or have completed at least a year of personal therapy and be willing to return to therapy or counselling if it is thought necessary by the counselling supervisor.  


To be able to demonstrate a commitment to Equal Opportunities.


Please fill in the application form and equalities monitoring form and email them to

Application form
Application for volunteer counsellors
Application form for Volunteer Counsello[...]
Microsoft Word document [57.3 KB]
Equal Opportunities Form
Equal opportunities form for volunteer counsellors
Equalities Monitoring Form.doc
Microsoft Word document [121.0 KB]
Kinergy Leaflet
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Address details:


Mary Carpenter House

Kingswood Foundation Estate



BS 15 8DB


Please use BS15 8BN when using a SAT NAV

Contact details:


0117 908 7712




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