Supervisor – Immediate 

We are looking for part-time supervisors to join our team to run groups of up to four trainees for our BACP accredited Diploma and Advanced Diploma course. The Foundation delivers counselling training in Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire using the psychodynamic model. 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 Clinical Director, Jo jo.spilling@counsellingfoundation.org with “Supervisor ” in the subject line


Personal Development Group Facilitator | September 2021 – July 2022

Diploma 1
 
Monday afternoons from 12pm – 1:30pm in Bedford
 
Foundation Certificate:

Tuesday afternoons from 12pm – 1:30pm in St Albans
Tuesday evenings from 8pm – 9:30pm in St Albans
Wednesday evenings from 8pm – 9:30pm online
Thursday evenings from 8pm – 9:30pm in Bedford
Friday afternoons from 12pm – 1:30pm in Bedford

Applications are welcome from those wishing to hold more than one group.

The role of Group Facilitator is to conduct groups that are experiential in nature usually consisting of 8 – 12 students. The purpose of the experiential group is to explore what is of concern to individual members and the group in the here and now, in a manner that is appropriate and educational for students on our Foundation Certificate course or year 1 of our 2-year Diploma Course. The group session lasts for 1.5 hours per week at various locations, days and times as above.

Group Facilitators are required to be qualified and/or experienced group-analytic psychotherapists registered or working towards UKCP, IGA qualification or equivalent. The applicant must have experience of conducting groups, preferably in a variety of settings and understand the similarities and differences between experiential groups and therapy groups. Successful candidates will understand how group dynamics contribute to the training of students on the Foundation Certificate and Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling Courses. The applicant must know how the experiential groups fit into the overall training on counselling skills as well as be familiar with the course learning outcomes. 

Further details are included in the Job Description below.

To apply: 

Please email a cover letter and CV to vacancies@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.


The Counselling Foundation is committed to promoting equality of opportunity throughout the organisation and encourages diversity.

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