University Counsellor


We are seeking to recruit an accredited therapist (BACP, UKCP, BCP, BPS or equivalent) to join an established counselling team working with students and staff with complex and wide-ranging issues.

You will carry a caseload of individual clients, provide Counselling Drop-in sessions and contribute to on-going service development and provision.

The ideal candidate will have a recognised qualification in counselling or psychotherapy (min. Diploma level 5) and substantial post qualification experience. This must include significant experience of working within a brief time-limited counselling framework, and proven ability to manage risk.

Experience and understanding of issues within the HE sector and their impact on counselling in a University setting is desirable. Team work is highly valued and you will demonstrate an understanding of a range of clinical perspectives, and the ability to value and work alongside a variety of therapeutic approaches and be a team player.

Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic the Service is currently offering online counselling sessions (via Microsoft Teams) and experience of providing online counselling is desirable.

Initially the post holder will be required to work online from home. In the short-medium term future it is anticipated that the role will involve a mixture of face-to-face (on campus) and online counselling in line with service need. 

We are hoping for the successful applicant to start January 2021.

Informal enquiries prior to application may be made to:

Anna Hay, Head of Student Wellbeing: [email protected] or Fiona Mc Donald, Clinical Lead: [email protected]

An enhanced DBS Certificate is required for this post and will be sought in the event of a successful application.

Interview Date:  Monday 7 December 2020 

The University understands the benefits of recruiting a diverse range of people and we select the best possible on merit alone.  We welcome applications from under-represented sections of the community.

We are proud to be a Disability Confident Leader, guaranteeing to offer an interview to anyone who meets the definition of disability set out in the Equality Act 2010 and who meets all of the essential criteria contained within the person specification.