Become a Counsellor

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer counsellor then please do have a look at our recruitment process below.

We do not recruit at set times of the year but as and when a need arises for us.

News of whether we are actively recruiting is posted on our blog – please check for details.

If after reading about our recruitment process you have any questions, please contact the office via info@crossroadscounselling.org for further information

Become a Volunteer Counsellor

Pathway 1 – Long-Term Counselling

Applicants need:

  • To have a recognised counselling qualification of diploma level or above; trainees to be in the second year of a recognised counselling qualification of diploma level or above 
  • To have completed a minimum of 60 face-to-face, one-to-one counselling hours; preferably in an agency setting
  • All counselling to have been supervised to BACP requirements
  • To have been in personal therapy and prepared to engage in therapy again if required; trainees to be in personal therapy throughout their placement
  • To have a Christian faith and agree with our Statement of Ethos and Faith.
  • To be able to commit to Crossroads for a minimum of two years attending:
    • 3-4 client sessions per week
    • 2 sessions of supervision monthly
    • 4 CPD days annually

Pathway 2 – Short-Term Counselling

Applicants need:

  • To be in the second year of a recognised counselling qualification of diploma level or above
  • To be in personal therapy throughout the length of the placement
  • To have a Christian faith and agree with our Statement of Ethos and Faith.
  • To be able to commit to Crossroads for a minimum of one year attending:
    • 3 client sessions per week
    • 2 sessions of supervision monthly
    • 4 CPD days annually

I have now been working at Crossroads for seven months and have found it to be a very supportive environment.

There are four CPD days per year that are educational and enjoyable. They also provide an opportunity to mix with other volunteer counsellors, staff and trustees that you may not see on a weekly basis.

Don’t be put off by the lengthy and rigorous application process, it is worth it to become a part of this organisation!

A recent new counsellor