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.


PLEASE NOTE: For one-to-one counselling we currently can only support clients living in the boroughs of Kensington & Chelsea, Hammersmith, Fulham, Westminster and Hackney. 

Our Support Groups and Workshops are open to all London boroughs.  



Upcoming Events


 Celebrate, Feel Good, Support Woman's Trust - International Women's Day, 8th March

We are thrilled to announce the fundraising event organised by practitioners at the Light Centre Belgravia in kind of Woman's Trust. 

The event will take place on Sunday 8th March 2015 as part of the celebrations of International Women's Day.

Treatments will be offered at half price and all proceeds will be donated to Woman's Trust.

What's On Offer:

Taster or full treatments at half price: Swedish, Thai or Aromatherapy massage; reflexology; Grinberg Method - raising energy levels and expanding body attention; or event the latest full body inversion treatment - Flying Therapeutics upside down massage.

To book tickets visit: www.buytickets.at/joseing   

For more information about the Light Centre Belgravia please visit: http://www.lightcentrebelgravia.co.uk/ 


 Afternoon Tea at The Eagle - International Women's Day, 8th March

The Eagle Pub on Ladbroke Grove, W10, have also organised an event to celebrate International Women's Day and to raise money for Woman's Trust.

Join them for afternoon tea or coffee from 2pm-5pm and enjoy a free slice of delicious cake!

All proceeds raised during the afternoon will go directly to Woman's trust.


250 Ladbroke Grove, W10 5LP



Working and volunteer opportunities

Volunteer Counsellor

Exciting opportunity for volunteer female counsellors to join our  West London project

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 -  Kensington & Chelsea - Hammersmith & Fulham and Westminster - at different times including some evenings. 

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 27th February 2015 and the training dates are 25th, 26th and 27th  March 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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