Children’s Counsellor

As part of an exciting period of growth at Mindspace, we are recruiting a qualified Children’s Counsellor to join our team of Children’s Counsellors.

Working with clients aged 5-11 years old, the role will deliver creative/play and interactive focussed counselling sessions to children on an open-ended basis.  There is potential for working with clients aged 11-25 and adults, if you are interested in further hours.

Job type: Part time.  
Hours per week:
Four clients (hours) per week, with potential for further hours, timings flexible.
Salary: £25 per hour 
Location: Basingstoke
Benefits: Flexible working, onsite parking
Application deadline: Candidates will be interviewed on a rolling basis so early application is advised.

We would love to hear from you if you are:

  • A qualified counsellor, holding a Level 4 Diploma in Counselling or above, with specific experience and further training in working with younger children.

  • Can commit to being part of a growing organisation and a team ethos.

  • Are able to offer a minimum of one morning, afternoon or evening per week seeing four clients per week.

  • Are able to attend monthly supervision (we provide a financial contribution towards supervision for the successful applicant).

  • Are experienced in working with a range of children and younger clients and presenting issues.

  • Are a fully registered member of the BACP/UKCP/NCS or equivalent body.

    Next Steps:
    If this sounds of interest to you,  email your CV and a covering letter outlining your counselling experience to Tony Capon, Mindspace  Clinical Director, at .

    We are operating a rolling recruitment, with candidates who meet the criteria being interviewed as and when applications are received, until the post is filled. Early application is therefore advised.

    Children's Counsellor supporting a child aged 5-11.

    To Apply:

    Please email a copy of your CV along with a covering letter outlining your experience and interest in the role to:

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    Working with Mindspace Foundation

    We are Hampshire’s largest independent counselling training provider, offering CPCAB training from introductory workshops to advanced qualifications. Through our Community Counselling Service we provide online and face-to-face counselling services in Basingstoke and beyond for children, young people and adults alongside various community based counselling projects.

    We are actively committed to continually developing all those who work with us. Providing access to ongoing learning and development opportunities.

    Our Basingstoke site boasts a modern and welcoming work environment, with free parking and refreshments, spacious classroom and dedicated breakout rooms for group work.

    We are a highly committed and welcoming group of professionals, with a focus not only on our clients and students but on ensuring the welfare and wellbeing of our staff. From flexible working to on-the-job coaching and additional developmental support where helpful, we pride ourselves on being a great place to work.

    UK Register of Learning Providers

    We are proudly registered as an official learning provider with the UKRLP (registration number: 10083821)

    CPCAB Approved Centre

    We proudly deliver nationally accredited qualifications via the Counselling and Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body (CPCAB)

    Why Choose Us

    Improving access to Counselling

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