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.


19th October 2014 Run/ Walk

19th OCTOBER 2014
10km (run)/6.6km walk

Nearest entrance Monkey Gate, underground Baker Street, Bus 274

Entry fee: £15 in advance, £20 on the day

Early Bird Bookings £10 before 31st August! 

09:00 Registration,

10:00 Start


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

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

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

£25 per month will provide the continuing support that she needs.



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 East London, we are particularly seeking volunteers to work in: Newham, Havering, Tower Hamlets, Hackney, Redbridge and Barking and Dagenham during school hours.

 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 next applications are:

 •  Autumn intake: Friday 5th September 2014; Interviews will commence on the week of 15th of September and the training dates are 1st, 2nd and 3rd October 2014

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

 Section 7.2(E) of the Sex Discrimination Act 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

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Volunteering in General

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

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