Centre Administrator – Stevenage | Immediate

Hours: 20 hours per week. Hourly rate: £9.00 – £10.00 (dependent on experience)

The Counselling Foundation are a leading mental health charity in Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire.  Our Stevenage Centre is seeking a part-time administrator.

Job Summary:

Reporting to the Hertfordshire Hub Manager, this is an opportunity to work independently, to shape the role and enjoy plenty of opportunities to interact with counsellors and clients and provide general administrative support across all Hertfordshire centres.

The hours are flexible by mutual agreement under a family friendly policy. The successful candidate will be supported with client facing skills and be offered a place on our popular Introduction to Counselling course after 6 months. The role is offered on an annual contract basis.

Main duties:

  • Handling client applications from first contact to closure
  • Organising and keeping accurate records of client allocations and feedback
  • Handling client phone calls, messages and emails
  • Completing counselling databases, time sheet and invoices
  • Emergency admin cover for absences in nearby centres (where possible)
  • To be the first point of contact for client inquiries, ensure the smooth running of the office

Candidate Specification:

  • Competent in Microsoft Word and Excel applications
  • Administrative qualifications or demonstrable skills
  • Excellent telephone manner
  • Sensitive and able to deal with confidential information in a discreet manner
  • Empathy with Mental Health
  • Able to prioritise workload and work under pressure to meet deadlines
  • Driving licence and own car an advantage

To apply:

Please email a cover letter and CV to jennine.carpenter@counsellingfoundation.org

Supervisor – Luton Centre | Immediate 

The Counselling Foundation delivers counselling training in Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire using the psychodynamic model. We are currently looking for a part-time supervisor for our Luton Centre to run two groups of up to four trainees for our BACP accredited Diploma and Advanced Diploma course. Trainees will typically be on an internal placement with the Foundation.

Relevant experience and qualifications:

  • A professional training in psychoanalytic psychotherapy, or psychodynamic counselling and in addition Supervision training to Diploma level.
  • Evidence of extensive practice showing a sound and integrated psychodynamic foundation.
  • A minimum of 3 years’ personal psychodynamically, or psychoanalytically oriented counselling/therapy.
  • The ability to hold and manage a group of up to four counsellors, with group work skills.  
  • The ability to maintain boundaries between supervision, management, teaching and personal development.

To apply: 

For more details, a Job Description and further information, please contact the Head of Supervision, Henry Adeane henry.adeane@counsellingfoundation.org with “Supervisor Luton” in the subject line.

Introduction to Counselling Tutor | Immediate 

The Counselling Foundation has been training counsellors in Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire using the psychodynamic model. Alongside our core training we also offer our popular 12-hour Introduction to Counselling course which looks at other counselling models as well as psychodynamic.

Due to recent expansion into South London we are now looking to recruit accredited and experienced counsellors who can deliver our Introduction training. This will be taught over four weekly daytime or evening sessions.

To apply:

Please email a cover letter and CV to pam.firth@counsellingfoundation.org

Foundation Certificate Seminar Tutor | September 2018 – July 2019 

The seminar tutor introduces the students to the principles of counselling, skills practice and psychodynamic concepts at a basic level. The course is based around material from four up to date text books. The seminar lasts for  1.75 hours per week from 6 pm to 7:45 pm

Applications for this post are welcomed from qualified counsellors holding a post-graduate or equivalent qualification, or psychoanalytic psychotherapists belonging to one of the training organisations recognised by the BPC, BACP or UKCP.

To apply:

Please email a cover letter and CV to pam.firth@counsellingfoundation.org

Advanced Diploma Seminar Tutor | September 2018 – July 2019 

Advanced Diploma trainees attend these theoretical seminars held in the first year of this two-year course and are working with clients under weekly supervision.  The aim of the seminars is to extend and deepen their understanding of psychodynamic concepts.

Applications for this post are welcomed from qualified counsellors holding a post-graduate or equivalent qualification, or psychoanalytic psychotherapists belonging to one of the training organisations recognised by the BPC, BACP or UKCP.

To apply:

Please email a cover letter and CV to valentina.krajnovic@counsellingfoundation.org

Additional tutor and training roles:

We offer seminar tutor and experiential group leader roles in line with the academic year on our psychodynamic training courses. If you are interested in these or in leading short courses and workshops, please send your CV to vacancies@counsellingfoundation.org with “Training” and your preferred role in the subject line.

NHS Short Term counsellors (AQP)

The Foundation are seeking more counsellors to help with the growing demand for our services to help support clients in our Stevenage and Broxbourne centres.

This is an exciting opportunity for counsellors in Hertfordshire to become part of a charity with counselling at its heart. The Foundation has been offering high-quality, affordable counselling to the community for over 40 years.

Counsellors who join our NHS contract team are part of our counsellor community and have the support of our administrative team, the Clinical Director and our Centre Heads.

The Requirements:

Counsellors working for this contract must have accreditation or be working towards, with BACP, or be UKCP, BABCP or BPC registered.

Candidates for all of Hertfordshire CCG must have an IAPT compliant training which are essential to work on our AQP contract.  These include  Interpersonal Psycho Therapy (IPT), Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy (DIT), Counselling for Depression (CFD).

The Service:

Our AQP (Any Qualified Provider) contract receives referrals from GP surgeries or Single Point of Access. The referrals are allocated according to counsellor availability so the counsellor can work with three to five sessions together or as agreed.

Payment is made on the basis of per session delivered with recognition for counsellors who are IAPT trained or IAPT accredited.

To apply:

Please email your CV to jennine.carpenter@counsellingfoundation.org

We also have roles from time to time for:

      • Voluntary counsellors, qualified or 4th year and psychodynamic
      • Supervisors or trainee supervisors (psychodynamic)

Please email your CV to vacancies@counsellingfoundation.org with “Placement” and your preferred role/s in the subject line.