Aboyne one-to-one counsellors needed

A mental health charity is looking for more volunteer counsellors in Aboyne.

They say counsellors should be the kind of person who is trusted by those around them and are able to spend time listening and helping other people.

They should have time on their hands and want to give back to the community in a way which is both rewarding and inspiring.

They are keen to hear from people who might consider joining the well established counselling agency in Aboyne.

A spokesman said: “We would welcome potential volunteer counsellors and will be holding informal open evenings. 

These evenings are an opportunity to meet the staff and existing volunteers and to get a ‘feel’ for the agency so that any questions can be answered. 

Training, which is free of charge, will be starting in early November in Aberdeen and lasts approximately 7-8 months, running over nine weekends.” 

Mental Health Aberdeen (MHA) has had a presence in Aberdeen for the past 29 years and in more recent years has developed several projects throughout Aberdeenshire. 

In partnership with NHS Grampian it prides itself on offering a highly professional service, free of charge, to the people of Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire, thanks to the dedication of its staff and loyal team of volunteers. 

For volunteering with One To One all interested are invited to come along to Alford House (next to Davidson’s Chemist), Ballater Road, Aboyne  (013398 86700) on Tuesday, August 21, any time between 6.30pm and 8.30pm

Anyone interested who cannot attend on that date, should call the above number for further information and assistance.