Clinical Director | The Counselling Foundation

The Clinical Director is responsible for the oversight of clinical decisions across the counselling and training functions. The position involves leadership of the Clinical Services team, responsibility for clinical standards, clinical governance and the management of clinical managers. Development of existing and new courses will be overseen by the CEO and the Marketing Manager. The Clinical Director will have a key role in training, overseeing curriculum review and BACP training development.

The Clinical Director will have a team reporting to the role which will include clinical managers and supervisors responsible for counselling work. The postholder will oversee clinical work and development within Training. The Clinical Director is a member of the Senior Management Team and Chair of the Clinical Committee, therefore this role will make a significant contribution to the strategic direction of the Foundation.

The Foundation is an organisational member of BACP and its training courses are accredited and validated by BACP.

Core working hours are between 10am and 4pm.

Hours: 21 hours per week, with the ability to request a flexible work pattern and/or home working.  The expectation is that the candidate is working predominantly at our St Albans (Head Office site).

Annual leave 25 days per annum plus bank holidays (pro rata).
Salary : £45,000 per annum pro rata

To apply: 

For full job description please visit the attachment below.

For further information, please contact Sonja Hutchinson, sonja.hutchinson@counsellingfoundation.org  with “Clinical Director ” in the subject line.

Deadline: 6 March 2020 


Accredited and/or Advanced Dip Qualified Psychodynamic Counsellors

Hertfordshire: Must be IAPT Trained. These include CBT, Counselling for Depression (CfD), Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy (DIT), Interpersonal Psycho Therapy (IPT).
Please email your CV to jennine.carpenter@counsellingfoundation.org

BedfordshireBedfordshire area counsellors must be accredited, or working towards accreditation.
Please email your CV to helen.thomas@counsellingfoundation.org

The Counselling Foundation is expanding and due to demand and has various opportunities for BACP accredited or UKCP, BABCP or BPC registered counsellors to deliver short-term therapy to NHS referred clients across Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire.

Qualification requirements are area dependent and a job description and person specification for each area is available on request. Candidates for East & North Herts positions (including Cheshunt, Stevenage and Welwyn Garden City) must have an IAPT-compliant training. These include CBT, CfD, DIT, IPT, Couple Therapy and EMDR.

AQP (Any Qualified Provider) Service:

Our AQP 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.

The work on our short-term NHS primary care contracts can be delivered from our own centres or your practice. All candidates must have a DBS check, supervision and insurance in place and will need to be registered as self-employed before they can begin.

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

All primary care counsellors are welcomed into the life of the charity’s vibrant centres and many counsellors further their careers with roles on our popular training courses.


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 Head of Supervision, Henry Adeane henry.adeane@counsellingfoundation.org with “Supervisor ” 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


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.

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