As a non-profit-making charitable organization, The Leicester Counselling Centre relies heavily on the excellent volunteers who have been an integral part of the centre for 40 years. If you would like to ‘give something back’ to a very worthwhile cause, why not consider donating some of your time and expertise?
Experienced counsellors

If you are a fully qualified and experienced counsellor and would like to counsel for the centre, we would be very happy to hear from you. Please contact us by phone or email to arrange an initial interview to discuss this further. Please download an application form here.

Placement Counsellors

For 40 years, the centre has worked very closely with local universities and colleges to provide placements for counsellors in training so they can gain the clinical experience necessary for their qualification. Placement counsellors go through a careful selection process and need to be the right counsellors for the centre and to be trained to a high standard.


We are passionate about supporting students throughout the journey of their counselling training and enjoy taking on new placements in the autumn, with a second intake in the spring. We pride ourselves in the support we are able to offer placement counsellors and the support they are able to offer and gain from each other at the centre. Placements come from a range of modalities and are able to share their course and training experiences with each other.


Clients are carefully allocated to counsellors, always making sure it is an appropriate match, so that both parties may positively benefit from the experience. If you are on a BACP approved course and would like to apply for a placement, please download an application form here.


General volunteering

We are always looking for receptionists to cover the reception desk, which involves light administrative and telephone duties. If you have a morning, afternoon or evening free on a regular weekly basis and would like to join our friendly admin team, please download an application form here or contact us for more information. We need people who are committed and reliable and are caring, empathic and able to maintain confidentiality at all times.