The role is suitable for Counsellors and Psychotherapists who would like to develop and integrate ways of working that include empowerment, holistic and trauma informed approach.

This role is suitable for qualified Counsellors, or for trainees who are close to completing Level 4 Diploma in Counselling or Psychotherapy and have completed 100 face to face supervised hours. Volunteering as a Counsellor for SARSVL will offer you a possibility of becoming part of supportive therapeutic team, to influence further development of the specialist Rape Crisis service for women and girls in Leeds. Additionally you will receive free, monthly individual and group supervision and regular CPD opportunities.

For an application pack, or to find out more information, please contact our Senior Counsellor Justyna by emailing We look forward to hearing from you!

The deadline to apply for this post is Monday 3rd February at 12pm midday.

Are you thinking about applying for the role of Counselling Volunteer, but wondering what it might be like volunteering for a Rape Crisis centre? Then look no further – one of our Volunteer Counsellors, Lydia, has given us a short interview below about her experience volunteering at SARSVL …

Q: How would you describe your volunteering experience at SARSVL?

I love volunteering here! It’s friendly, supportive, passionate, inspiring, challenging (in a good way!) and also professional, safe, and responsible in the work that we do and the service that we offer.

Q: What are the reasons for you to volunteer at SARSVL?

To learn to practise in a trauma informed way, within a supportive environment, and to understand how counselling services can operate in the voluntary sector.

Q: Is there anything you are getting on personal/professional level from volunteering here?

On a professional level: free, quality supervision; connection with other therapists, and the opportunity to develop new skills with a new client group. On a personal level: I have gained confidence in my practice, feeling of belonging and purpose, and inspiration and motivation for development.