Programme Tutor
Foundation Certificate in Psychodynamic Counselling |
Early 2021 start

An exciting opportunity has arisen to lead and monitor the teaching and delivery of the Foundation Certificate in Psychodynamic Theory and Skills and the Introduction to Counselling Skills courses.

You will need to be a practising psychodynamic psychotherapist and/or psychodynamic counsellor  as you will have responsibility for helping trainees in their understanding of psychodynamic theory and its application to work with clients by recruiting managing and retaining suitably qualified teachers and group facilitators to deliver the course.

Reporting to Head of Training Operations, you will also work with colleagues across teams and have involvement in marketing courses and recruiting students.

  • 20 hours a week
  • Available for a job share
  • Based in St Albans with home working and visits to training venues in Herts, Beds & Clapham

Please see the full details of the job description attached below:

To apply: 

Please email your CV to mimie.hollist@counsellingfoundation.org


Bedfordshire Contracts Manager | Immediate start

The Contracts Manager oversees the delivery of operational and administration functions across the Bedfordshire contracts that are provided to various services including the NHS and police commissioning service. The role is accountable to the Operations Director, and the contracts manager must ensure that operations, administration and governance for each contract is delivered to a high standard in line with the Foundation policies and as specified in the terms of each contract.

  • 6 hours a week (core working hours are between 9.30am and 4.30pm)
  • Based in Luton Centre and limited flexible working hours from home

Please see the full details of the job description attached below:

To apply: 

Please email your CV to tracy.mcphillips@counsellingfoundation.org


We are seeking new trustees 

As The Counselling Foundation continues to grow, we are looking to build upon our existing board of trustees and skillset. We are seeking applicants who have a keen interest in the promotion of positive mental health who can provide support and challenge to the Chair, Chief Executive and senior management team as members of our trustee board.

Do you have a keen interest in and enthusiasm for mental wellbeing?

We are looking for new recruits who have existing standing in the mental health field – either clinically or in mental health management. Applicants with a legal, educational, training, marketing/PR background would also be of interest. However, as importantly as their specific experience and skills we are seeking people with the desire and time to become directly involved in our organisation and its future, by becoming directly involved in supporting some of the projects we undertake, giving advice and support to our management team.

Board meetings take place 6 times a year. In addition we invite trustees to attend 1-3 strategy days annually. We will welcome applications from people based in and around Hertfordshire or London. However, our board has met successfully for the last several months on a remote basis and this means that your home location is less important than your skills and the value you can bring to us.

You will be someone who is motivated to help guide the governance and sustainability of an organisation with significant potential and community value.

Inspired by what we do?
If you have a strong sense of the value that you want to bring to our mission and feel that your skills can play a part of the Foundation’s growth, we would love to hear from you.

Please email sonja.hutchinson@counsellingfoundation.org


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 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 Mimie.Hollist@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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