National Counselling Service

Volunteer Profile: Experienced Counsellor

We are looking for qualified Counsellors to join our Counselling Services

Alzheimer Scotland offers a free, confidential, person-centred counselling service which is in high demand. We offer short-term counselling to individuals impacted by dementia – including people living with a diagnosis, family, and carers. We are looking for qualified counsellors to support the delivery of this critical frontline service.

We are looking for qualified counsellors who are empathic, non-judgemental, proactive and can demonstrate an understanding of confidentiality and managing risk

You will demonstrate excellent communication skills and work well within a small team. An understanding of the experience of dementia is desirable, though support will be provided through CPD and supervision through Alzheimer Scotland. It is important that volunteer counsellors can work flexibly and are trained to work across a range of methods including face-to-face, video call and phone call.

You must hold a recognised qualification (Diploma in Counselling, or equivalent) to deliver counselling services and be a registered member of COSCA or the BACP.
We would ask for a commitment to provide person-centred counselling and deliver a minimum of two client hours per week.

We will provide you with:

-Clinical Supervision offered in house by Alzheimer Scotland
-Case load support
-Continuous Professional Development (CPD) opportunities
-Reimbursement for any expenses incurred as a result of your volunteering
-Insured by Alzheimer Scotland (indemnity insurance covered by organisation)

To apply, please complete the application form and return to Jenn Hall, Head of National Support Services via email: [email protected]