The Health Agency

Volunteer Counsellor

If you are a qualified therapist and would like to further your experience by working with a varied client group in a holistic setting, we would love to add you to our team!

The Health Agency’s Mental Health Service consists of a combination of paid therapists, volunteer therapists, and trainee therapists on placement.

We offer:

  • traditional face-to-face sessions
  • outdoor sessions as part of our ‘Walk & Talk’ service
  • remote sessions by video or phone
  • a variety of modalities including but not limited to, acceptance and commitment therapy, cognitive behavioural therapy, Gestalt, person-centered counselling, and pluralistic.

To apply for a volunteer position with us please send a cover letter and a copy of your CV to Fiona@thehealthagency.org.uk 

Eligibility for volunteering as a therapist is dependent on you having acquired an appropriate qualification at SCQF Level 10 or higher with a minimum of 100 supervised client hours.

Not yet qualified? No problem!

If you are a trainee therapist studying at a degree/diploma level and have reached the ‘ready to practice’ stage of your course, you can apply for a placement at The Health Agency by contacting Fiona@thehealthagency.org.uk 

The Mental Health Service regularly accepts trainees on placement from the following academic institutions:

  • Glasgow Caledonian University
  • The University of Edinburgh
  • Abertay University
  • Queen Margaret University
  • Physis Scotland
  • The Centre of Therapy & Counselling Studies
  • Persona Development & Training

We are also happy to investigate placing trainees from other academic institutions, please contact Fiona@thehealthagency.org.uk to enquire

All therapists have access to our regular peer support and supervision group and all training provided by The Health Agency.