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Gloucestershire Counselling Service

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Gloucestershire Counselling Service
Alma House
52 / 53 High Street

Tel: 01453 766310

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Child & Family Counsellor/Psychotherapist

Gloucester, Cheltenham

Established as a charity more than 40 years ago, Gloucestershire Counselling Service
(GCS) is the major provider of counselling and training services in Gloucestershire.
Providing counselling to thousands of individuals, families and young people every
year. Due to the growth of our services, we are now seeking two committed and
enthusiastic Professionally Accredited Counsellors or Psychotherapists to join our
Child & Family Counselling Service.

JOB TITLE: Child & Family Counsellor/Psychotherapist

REPORTING TO: Clinical Services Managers (CSMs)

PURPOSE: To provide assessment and ongoing Child and Family
Counselling/Psychotherapy to families with children aged 0-18 across

7 hours per week up (5 client hours and 2 hours admin/clinical supervision)
14 hours per week (10 client hours, 4 hours admin/clinical supervision)
21 hours per week (15 client hours, 6 hours admin/clinical supervision).

LOCATION: Gloucester City Centre based (Ladybellegate Street) or Cheltenham
Town Centre based (Rodney Road) or Stroud (High Street).

SALARY: £24,000 - £29,500 pro rata, depending on experience.

ANNUAL LEAVE: pro rata of 25 days (plus bank holidays)


We are looking to recruit 2 experienced part-time counsellor/Psychotherapists within
the Child & Family Service (C&FCS) at GCS to work primarily from our Gloucester
venue and also across Stroud/Cheltenham. This exciting team has developed over
the last few years and is looking forward to further growth. We are looking for a
dynamic counsellor to join the shaping of this development.

The C&FCS offers a counselling and psychotherapy service to families, including adults,
children and young people who are experiencing difficulties in family life. Our
counsellors and therapists provide individual, specialist therapeutic intervention for
individuals or multiples of the family unit. We can offer short and long-term support,
some of which is funded.

We provide a safe confidential place for children, young people and adults to talk to a
skilled counsellor/therapist who will listen and help understand and make sense of
feelings and the situation. We have family rooms supplied with resources to support
creative interventions.

1.5 hours group clinical supervision is provided on a fortnightly basis.


• BACP, UKCP accredited or equivalent.
• An experienced counsellor, psychotherapist or family therapist with two years
post-qualifying supervised practice and
• Child and Adolescence post graduate qualification or proven experience of
working with Children and families in a therapeutic setting.
• Have an Enhanced DBS clearance.
• Flexible and motivated to develop the role.

GCS can offer a friendly and supportive work environment, a contributory pension
and a chance to be part of a worthwhile organization making a real difference to
people’s lives.

HOW TO APPLY: Job description/person specification and an application form
available to download from our website by clicking on Apply Now.
We will only be shortlisting from completed application forms. Please do not only
send your CV.

Please email completed applications via the email address to the right of this advert.

CLOSING DATE: We will be evaluating applications and interviewing candidates on a
rolling basis and will close to applications once the positions are filled.

GCS aims to be an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all
sections of the community. Unfortunately, our office premises in Stroud have restricted

Salary: £24,000 - £29,500 pro rata, depending on experience

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