Current Vacancies

Volunteer Counsellors

Role Title: Volunteer Counsellor

Office Location: SWEDA head office, Shepton Mallet

Hours: Between 1 & 3 hours per week

Out of pocket expenses: We pay for mileage to our offices in Shepton – (up to 32 miles per round trip journey)

We are looking to add to our team of Volunteer Counsellors. This role requires a Trainee Counsellor working to level 4 of a counselling diploma, or a fully qualified Counsellor.  You will be working in a one to one environment offering counselling to our clients who either have an eating disorder or who are caring for someone with an eating disorder.  It is essential to have a willingness to embrace and develop a broad range of counselling models.

We ask you to: 

We will provide you with:

Please note in the near future we are looking to expand our counselling offer to children and are keen to recruit Counsellors who have experience of working with children and who have or who are willing to work towards obtaining the working with children module.  However please do not let this detract you from applying, as we also need Counsellors who can support adults.





Volunteer Counsellor Application Form

Volunteer Counsellor Application Pack

“I had consistently been losing weight for more than 8 months and had become accustomed to eating very little. This triggered a return of my anorexia, after a 20-year period of recovery. SWEDA were able to offer me an appointment the very next day. When we met I was feeling very ill and frightened.I spoke to them about my fears, but then took the decision to go to my doctor on the way home. I was admitted to hospital within a few days.”

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