Marriage Care believe that supporting couple relationships is a matter of social justice. Poor relationships lead to greater inequalities and injustice in our society. Our volunteer counsellors enable those in need to access professional counselling – regardless of their ability to pay - through our donation-based service.
Currently all our counsellors deliver sessions online via secure webcam facility Zoom and we provide support and advice for all our practitioners in using this platform.
We are looking for counsellors across a number of centres in England and Wales including Bolton.
Becoming a volunteer relationship counsellor with Marriage Care has many rewards for each volunteer and for those that they help. You will find support from like-minded people and have opportunities to increase your professional knowledge and skills in this role. Marriage Care provide ongoing CPD, supervision, insurance and regional/national support for our volunteer counsellors.
Marriage Care selects Qualified Relationship Counsellors who have completed at least 150 hrs of relationship counselling and who hold a recognised qualification in relationship counselling. We also select Qualified Counsellors who have at least 100 hrs supervised counselling practice and who hold a Level 4 Diploma in Counselling. Qualified counsellors will need to undertake our Diploma in Relationship Counselling before volunteering with us. We are also planning to run an Initial Training Certificate for those who want to counsel with us but do not have a counselling qualification yet.
We ask for a commitment of 2 hours counselling per week and the necessary CPD and supervision required for this. We would also expect our counsellors to take part in centre meetings which are held between 2-4 times a year depending on the centre.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.