Woman's Trust

Helping women affected by domestic violence

Woman’s Trust is a support and mental health service for women affected by domestic violence.

The consequences of domestic violence are many; they include depression, low self- esteem and a sense of powerlessness. We are here to listen, help and support you.

We can provide you with one-to-one counselling, support groups and workshops to help you start to rebuild your confidence in a safe, confidential and non-judgemental environment.

Our counsellors – all women - are professionally trained in giving women the specialist support you need to cope if you are feeling depressed, bad about yourself, confused and unsure about how to deal with the things happening in your life.

Woman’s Trust counselling gives you the time and space to talk, in confidence, about how you’re feeling with another woman who knows about the impact of domestic violence.


Woman's Trust Fun Run/Walk

19th OCTOBER 2014

The Hub. Regent's Park. 10km run/6.6km walk

Join Woman's Trust for our annual Fun Run in London's Regent's Park. Enjoy this stunning 10K route circuiting one of London's iconic parks passing the boating lakes, lush greenery (Henry VIII's old hunting grounds!) and even the chance to see an animal or two peeking over the fence at London Zoo! 

Whether you are planning a relaxing stroll (6.6K) with friends and family followed by lunch, a 10K challenge to your personal best or something in between, this event is for you!

Entry fee: £15 in advance or £20 on the day.

09:00 Registration

10:00 Start


Alternatively, you can enter online by visiting http://womanstrust.eventbrite.co.uk or http://www.runnersworld.co.uk/womanstrust

And we know not everyone wants to walk or run – we also welcome volunteers to help set up, take down, and act as marshals!

Nearest entrance Monkey Gate, underground Baker Street, Bus 274  

Bring friends and family to join you or cheer you on. Men and women welcome!


For more information or to register email events@womanstrust.org.uk or call Shirelle on 020 7034 0303/0304. 

Donate to  https://www.justgiving.com/womanstrust-2014walkrun

£25 could pay for 1 counselling session for a woman affected by abuse.

£100 provides room hire for 10 counselling sessions in a safe environment.



Working and volunteer opportunities

 Volunteer Counsellor

Exciting opportunity for volunteer female counsellors to join our East London, West London and Barking and Dagenham projects.

Woman’s Trust is a counselling service for women affected by domestic violence. Our vision is of a world where women have the resources to prevent domestic violence damaging their futures. Our person-centred approach achieves excellent results and we are currently seeking volunteer counsellors to join our professional, inclusive team.

Applicants should be in personal therapy for 1 year minimum, follow the Person-Centred/Humanistic approach, be in their second year of a Diploma course and have one year’s experience of working with clients (30 - 40 supervised client hours or equivalent experience). In return we can offer the opportunity to develop your experience and skills in a supportive and caring environment. Counsellors are able to work in West London, a variety of boroughs in East London and in Barking & Dagenham - at different times including some evenings and weekends.

In West London we are particularly seeking volunteers to work in: Kensington and Chelsea, Westminster and Hammersmith and Fulham.

Please note, because of the needs of women using our service, the minimum commitment is 4 clients per week. Successful candidates will also need to attend 2 hrs supervision at Woman’s Trust on a fortnightly basis, and a 3-day induction training.


The deadline for the application is: Friday 12th December 2014 and the training dates are 14th, 15th, 16h January 2015.

Please note: There will be a £150 charge for any applicants attending the 3 day training dates. This deposit will be refunded at the end of the placement.


More intakes are set during the year and applications will be accepted outside these times.

The Equality Act 2010 pursuant to Schedule 9, Part 1 applies

We particularly welcome applicants from the LGBT community, over 50s, counsellors able to work in other languages and counsellors with flexible schedule. 

For an application pack, visit our website www.womanstrust.org.uk or contact Maya Gagni on 020 07034 0303/0304 maya.g@womanstrust.org.uk


 “Being a volunteer counsellor at Woman's Trust has surpassed all of my hopes and expectations; the women I have met in this role have brought new meaning to the words courage, resilience and hope.

I have been invited in and joined them on their journey to new possibilities-it is a humbling experience and a privilege”.

Woman’s Trust Counsellor


Click here to download covering letter

Click here to download Person Specification and Job Description

Click here to download an Application Pack





Time Commitment: Approx 2-3 days per month
Duration: Flexible (see below)
Location: London
Remuneration: Voluntary role
Closing date: 30th April for immediate vacancy; otherwise rolling: please enquire

Click here to download the job specification


Volunteering in General

If you would like to volunteer your time and skills, please send us an e-mail at

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