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, Hackney and Tower Hamlets. 

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



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 be aware that Woman’s Trust office will be moving to a new premises in West London at the end of June 2015.

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 June 2015 and the training dates are:15th, 16th, 17th July 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

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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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