Student Counsellors

We have opportunities for student counsellors to gain valuable experience with the UK’s leading mental health charity – Mind. At Merthyr and The Valleys Mind we value volunteer counsellors and have put together the following support package to help you get the most out of your development with us:


    • Free clinical supervisionChair
    • A volunteer coordinator
    • Opportunities to work within Primary Care Mental Health Support Services
    • A continuous flow of clients with wide ranging issues
    • A supportive environment
    • Contribution towards travel expenses
    • Quarterly CPD


Why Choose Merthyr and The Valley Mind?

In many cases, students who have gained counselling experience with Merthyr and The Valleys Mind have attained paid employment within the organisation and positions within the NHS. We are qualified ‘Investors in Volunteers’ and offer a very supportive environment in which you can gain the experience you need.

Training Opportunities

      • Mental Health Awareness
      • Mental Health FirstAid
      • Protection of Vulnerable Adults (POVA)
      • Suicide Prevention Training
      • Wide range of free training relevant to counselling
      • Organisational Induction, inc. key policies and operational practices


ROLE DESCRIPTION: Role description Student Placement

PERSON SPECIFICATION: Person Spec. Volunteer Student Counsellor

APPLICATION FORM: Student Counsellor Application Form

For more information please contact Stephen Dallow on 07969 653878 or 01685 353992 or email: