Volunteer Therapists

PACE is currently recruiting Counselling and Psychotherapy Volunteers.

Click on the images below for the relevant application pack:


PACE therapists have trained in a range of theoretical models and have varying skills and experience. They commit to offering 3 sessions a week and attend fortnightly group supervision provided by PACE. We ask therapists to commit to at least a year with us.

What we offer

  • Induction
  • Ongoing support from the counselling and therapy teams
  • Regular fortnightly supervision in line with BACP guidelines
  • Administrative support
  • Input into decision-making processes.
  • Appraisals
  • Further training and experience in assessments


 We have two services at PACE offering counselling and psychotherapy.  The criteria for volunteer therapists in each is different.


For the City and Hackney Service volunteers should:
  • Positively identify as lesbian, gay or bisexual
  • Be in at least the second year of a BACP recognised Diploma course
  • Have at least 30 client hours experience

We are currently recruiting volunteer counsellors

Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.  If you have not heard from us, you should presume you have not been successful on this occasion.  Thank you for your interest in volunteering at PACE.

 Download application pack

 For further information email Deryn Howard or  Claudia Celadon or

 call 020 7700 1323


For the Fee Paying Counselling and Psychotherapy Service volunteers should:

  • Positively identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or trans
  • Demonstrate an awareness of the issues affecting the LGBT communities and an understanding of the implications of these on mental health and well being
  • Have undertaken, or currently be on, a recognised training in counselling, counselling psychology or psychotherapy
  • Be an accredited psychotherapist, counsellor or counselling psychologist (UKCP, BACP, UKRC, BPS, HPC or equivalent), or to be training towards this
  • Have a minimum of 150 client hours experience as a counsellor or psychotherapist


 Download application pack

 For further information e-mail Avril Hollings or call 020 7700 1323

This is a new service and we are recruiting now for volunteers. The deadline for applications is Monday 13th February 2012.  All applications should be received by us before 5pm on this date.

Return completed form:

by e-mail

by post to:

Avril Hollings, Counselling and Psychotherapy Fee Paying Service Lead, PACE, 34 Hartham Road, London, N7 9JL


We recruit throughout the year and usually have a waiting list. There is an interview and then volunteers who are accepted are given an induction, are allocated to a supervisor and fitted into a 3 hour counselling time slot.

Occasionally it is not possible to find a time slot that suits a volunteer's availability and there may be a waiting period until one becomes available.

We encourage applications from accredited and experienced volunteer therapists as well as people who are still in training. We value volunteers who have experience in working with people who have more complex mental health needs or particular specialist skills.

We aim to have a diverse volunteer base in order to give clients as much choice as possible in terms of gender, ethnic background and experience. PACE particularly welcomes applications from BAME and multilingual counsellors.