"I am helping myself with the support and help of the counsellor."

Volunteering as a Counsellor at KWC

The Kapiti Women’s Centre provides a free counselling service to women on the Kapiti Coast. This service is provided by a team of volunteer counsellors.

Skills you need to be a part of the counselling team:

  • An active interest in supporting women
  • To be a qualified counsellor or a counsellor in training
  • To work according to the Code of Ethics of the NZAC, or other approved body
  • To work therapeutically, respecting client’s needs, e.g. trust, confidentiality and safety

If you would like to be part of this team then:

  • You will be asked to come to an interview with a member of HUB (the Trust Board of KWC), the Counselling team facilitator and the Coordinator
  • If successful you would then sign a contract outlining the working arrangements between yourself and KWC

You will be asked to:

  • See a minimum of three clients per week
  • Maintain clinical standards by attending clinical supervision
  • Attend monthly KWC peer meetings
  • Maintain relevant and adequate client records and statistics
  • Follow KWC client contact practises and administration procedures
  • Participate in Centre activities such as Hui, fundraising, social events