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 

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 

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 to enquire

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

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