Open Adult Counselling Service

Providing professional therapeutic Counselling for the community


What do we do?

How can we help?

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Many of us, as we
venture through life,
come across
difficulties, problems
and/or situations that
could challenge us
and might halt or
delay us on
life's journey.

Volunteers at OACS
are here to help.


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Work with us


We are currently looking for qualified counsellors willing to come and volunteer an hour of their time per week to see a client at Rayleigh or Benfleet. Please email your latest CV and letter of application to info@oacs.org.uk.


If you are an experienced supervisor and could offer our organisation some of your time, please do get in touch. We are a very friendly professional team with a wide variety of skilled staff who are passionate about supporting the clients in our community.


This volunteer position is critical to the smooth running of the services at each of our Rayleigh and Benfleet sites, some of the work can be done remotely and the co-ordinators are supported by a wonderful team of receptionists, counsellors and the management committee. If you have management or customer service experience in a supportive caring environment and would like to assist in managing one of our sites, please contact us for more information and a full job description.


OACs have a team of friendly profession volunteer receptionists, however, we are always looking for additional reliable, organised and people who can help us provide a safe professional reception service to the clients we support. Please contact us if you could spare a couple of hours a month to help.

Publicity Group and Fundraisers

Being a voluntary organisation we are always seeking innovative ways to raise funds but more importantly ensure the people who need us know we are there. If you have any publicity or fundraising experience and could spare a little time we would love to hear from you.

Student Placements

If you are interested in a Student Placement at either our Benfleet or Rayleigh site please email us on info@oacs.org.uk. We accept students at various intervals during the year subject to successful application and interview.