Getting involved

Working as a counsellor

If you feel you would like to train as a counsellor with the WCTC you will need to apply to join our one year Certificate Programme which commences each autumn.  At the end of this first year you are eligible for consideration to be accepted onto our three year Diploma Programme which will take you to the level required for accreditation with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy.

If you are already training we can offer you the chance to work as a placement Counsellor.

We can offer a supervised placement to counsellors in training with other institutions.  This can assist trainees to complete their training and to gain the counselling hours required for accreditation with BACP.

Please contact our clinical lead or email us if you are interested.

Working as a support volunteer

Volunteering for a local charity can be very rewarding, and WCTC is a charity that welcomes volunteers in a number of ways.   

We are looking for volunteers to take on particular roles such as ‘fund raising’ and advising us on the complex issues such as employment issues, health and safety and other procedures which all modern organisations need.

We always need volunteers to work in our office to help with finance, sorting records, responding to phone calls and organising our library.

If you are registered with, then our latest vacancies can be found here or contact our volunteer co-ordinator at if you would like to get involved.

Become a Member

As a charity the Wantage Counselling and Training Centre has members who take part in the governance of the charity at its Annual General Meetings and who support the work of the charity in a number of different ways.  Members pay a subscription and get a regular newsletter, discounts for some special events and invitations to social events.

Being a member is a good way to support WCTC.  If you are interested please get in contact and we will send you a membership pack.