The Solace family

Volunteer Therapists Required (Leeds)

Half a day per week

Solace is a therapeutic service exclusively for refugees and asylum seekers. While based in Leeds for more than 13 years, it offers a range of services throughout Yorkshire, with many in partnership with others including the NHS, as well as various refugee sector organisations such as Refugee Action and Refugee Council.

We have a small team of clinicians and organisational staff who work together with volunteer counsellors and specialist therapists to offer individual, complementary, family and group therapy. All our clients have fled from their own country to seek safety in the UK, thus the therapeutic work is cross cultural and involves the use of interpreters.   As all have suffered many losses and many have experienced or witnessed violence, we are currently seeking to recruit more therapists who are experienced in working with traumatised people.  Many of our clients live with much uncertainty and stress as they navigate the complex UK asylum process while trying to adapt to their new cultural context, so knowledge of the asylum system is helpful.

We are looking for therapists who are qualified to Diploma level or above with a minimum of 2 years post qualification experience including working with traumatised people.   We offer an initial induction program with regular individual and group supervision and opportunities for further training and development.

Please have a look around our website  for more information about our work.

Please contact Solace an application pack. For informal conversation, please speak to Clinical Director Anne Burghgraef.

Telephone: (0113) 487 8362 Email:


Trustees Required (Leeds) 2020

Solace Trustee Role Description 2019

Solace Trustee application form august 2019

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