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


Introduction to Counselling Tutor | immediate 

The Counselling Foundation has been training counsellors in Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire for the past 40 years 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 evening sessions.

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.


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.