Listening Ear is currently following a distanced working model which means that we are currently not accepting any new applications for student placements. As soon as we are in a position to open up our application process for your placement enquiries, we will post information on our website. Please keep visiting our website to be kept up to date with latest information and news, or add your details to our recruitment enquiry list here, specifying your interest in a placement.


  • "Thank you, thank you, thank you, honestly I cannot thank you enough. You’ve been patient, professional, encouraging, and really kind and generous to me with your knowledge and your time. You are really very special. I am tearing up as I type this, I’m going to miss everything about you and Listening Ear"
  • "Volunteering gives me a chance to develop my own counselling skills while giving something back to the community"
  • "I volunteer to give people access to free counselling who otherwise wouldn't get the help they need"
  • "I'm volunteering to support a valuable free service and be a part of a reputable, professional and caring team"

In 2018/19 16 volunteers delivered 582 hours of free counselling for community members in need of mental health support.

4 volunteers have gone on to secure regular paid work within Listening Ear, 1 has secured a full-time position in the NHS and another is now a self-employed therapist.