Foundation Certificate Personal Development Group Facilitator | September 2021 – July 2022

Tuesday evenings from 8pm – 9:30pm in St Albans

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. 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 in Psychodynamic Counselling Course. 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 Charlotte.Usher@counsellingfoundation.org


Counselling Administrator, Stevenage

We are looking for a part-time counselling administrator to join our Stevenage Centre for 12-14 hours per week.

The Counselling Administrator is the first point of contact for client and counsellor enquiries and provides general administrative support in Stevenage.

Role Responsibilities:

Please find a full job description at the bottom of this page.

To apply: 

Please email your CV to stevenage@counsellingfoundation.org


Short-term Contract Counselling Administrator, Luton

We are looking for a short-term contract counselling administrator to join our Luton Centre (to potentially move to a permanent role) for 18 hours per week.

The Contract Counselling Administrator is the first point of contact for client and counsellor enquiries and provides general administrative support in Luton.

Role Responsibilities:

Please find a full job description at the bottom of this page.

To apply: 

Please email your CV to luton@counsellingfoundation.org


Clinical Manager – Stevenage 10-12 hours/week over 3 days

We are looking for a Clinical Manager to join our Stevenage Centre.

The Clinical Manager oversees the delivery of clinical services for both in-person and telephone/video clinical work. Accountable to the Clinical Director, all clinical activity and governance is to be delivered to a high standard in line with the Foundation policies and be consistent across sites.

Role Responsibilities:

Clinical responsibility for all counselling activities and to provide clinical support and guidance, including risk management to the team of supervisors, qualified counsellors and trainees.
Provide line management to administrators, supervisors, qualified counsellors and trainees. Willingness to work outside prescribed hours to manage risk escalations.

To apply: 

For more details, a Job Description and further information, please contact the Clinical Director, Jo jo.spilling@counsellingfoundation.org with “Centre Manager ” in the subject line.


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


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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