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Join our counselling team to offer counselling interventions for women aged 16 and over recovering from the trauma of childhood sexual abuse who may be accessing a counselling service for the first time.

Are you a counsellor in the final year of your Diploma course or a recently qualified counsellor who wants to support their accreditation by counselling women recovering from the trauma of childhood sexual abuse in an agency setting?

A member of a registered governing body? 

Are you interested in working with women survivors of abuse? 

Join our counselling team to offer counselling interventions for women aged 16 and over recovering from the trauma of childhood sexual abuse who may be accessing a counselling service for the first time.

Quetzal Application Form – Placement and Volunteer Counsellor

Volunteer with Quetzal Counselling services

Quetzal provides free confidential counselling, providing essential support for women aged 16 and over living in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland recovering from the trauma of childhood sexual abuse.
We offer free face-to-face, telephone and online counselling to women aged 16 and over. By volunteering with Quetzal, you will develop new skills, receive free supervision, specialised trainings and provide short- and long-term interventions to women who might be accessing counselling for the first time.

If you want to make a difference and support the end of violence against women and girls, we want to hear from you!

Please note this is a volunteering opportunity and require a commitment of one year.

Due to the nature of our services, the volunteering opportunities are available to women only.

How it all works

What does volunteering look like?

  • Face-to-face, Telephone & Online Counselling
  • A few hours a week
  • Flexible around you and your schedule
  • Based at Quetzal premises, in the community or at home
  • Commitment of one year

What do I need?

  • You have a Level 4 Diploma or equivalent in Counselling or Psychotherapy. 
  • You are registered with the BACP. 
  • Are able to travel to Leicester City Centre. For training, and able to attend monthly group supervision.
  • Have experience in working with clients using the Integrative and or the Person Centred Model. 
  • Have a good/working knowledge of the issues and complexities surrounding abuse. Including working with safeguarding issuesstigma and shame. 
  • You have the ability to work empathetically with women clients aged 16 and over. 
  • You are someone who is organised, dedicated, reliable, and communicates well in a professional setting. Confident using Microsoft Office and Skype/Zoom.

Benefits for you

  • Experience working with women with compounded and complex trauma, and obtaining insight, skills and knowledge with the key issues affecting women dealing with the impacts of non-recent abuse.
  • Free monthly group supervision.
  • Robust development of counselling skills, and expertise in counselling women.
    Invaluable experience towards your counselling career.
  • Referrals can be provided after successful volunteering with Quetzal.

What you get from us

  • Specialist in-house training ihow to work with childhood sexual abuse  
  • Free Trauma informed CPD training and workshops to further add to your skill set 
  • Support, and experience with an organisation who are the forerunners in Leicestershire and Rutland of providing long-term counselling to women dealing with the impacts of non-recent abuse 
  • Unlimited Refreshments 
  • Free parking 
  • The opportunity to work with and learn from experienced, passionate women counsellors. 
  • On-going support and case management from the Clinical Lead