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1) GP Practice Counsellor

2) Counselling Practice Module Leader/Deputy Course Leader

3) Diploma Year 1 Seminar Tutor

 

 

 

GP Practice Counsellor: Holts Health Centre, Newent

GCS has a contract with the Holts Health Centre at Newent for the provision of counselling for their patients. This is provided at present by 2 counsellors each attending the Health Centre for an afternoon per week. A vacancy has arisen at the Health Centre for a counsellor to provide counselling at the Centre.

This is interesting and varied work and offers the opportunity for someone wishing to gain experience working in a multidisciplinary environment in a GP Surgery. It would suit a counsellor who has some experience and confidence in working with a wide variety of presenting problems, for example:

v Relationship issues (marital, separation / divorce, parental)

v Loss, bereavement, redundancy

v Sexual difficulties

v Abuse (emotional, physical, sexual)

v Depression

v Anxiety & panic attacks

v Lack of self confidence

v Communication breakdown

It is expected the counsellor will be accredited with a professional organisation or working towards accreditation. They should have experience of time-limited work and a focused approach but some training will be available to support the counsellor in using a range of resources and techniques with clients. They will provide 4 sessions per week over 42 weeks per year and receive 1-hour supervision per fortnight. Remuneration is £16 per session plus £16.00 towards travel expenses per visit. Holts Health Centre is a busy surgery and additional counselling hours may soon be available.

The post will be vacant from mid May 2016 but we aim to appoint a counsellor earlier to facilitate a smooth handover. Applications will be through letter of application and CV which should be addressed to Peter Walker Head of Counselling at GCS Alma House. For an informal discussion about the post please contact the Peter Walker on 01453 759798 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to arrange a time to call. Closing date for completed applications Tuesday May 10th.

 

Counselling Practice Module Leader/Deputy Course Leader - Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling

 

A vacancy has arisen for the post of Counselling Practice Module leader for our BPC-accredited Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling. In addition to taking overall responsibility for the Counselling Practice Module, the successful applicant will in time deputise for the Head of Training in the overall management of the Diploma course.

The Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling, accredited by the British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC) is an established work-based counselling training which GCS has provided for over 20 years.

The CPM Module Leader has an essential role in encouraging the growth of professional ethical psychodynamic practice in our trainees. The successful applicant will have the opportunity to shape the development of the next generation of psychodynamic counsellors and play a vital role in ensuring the continued success of the Diploma course.

Trainees are given a placement within our Counselling Service and, in conjunction with supervisors and the counselling management team, the CPM module leader will be responsible for overseeing these placements. The CPM module leader will also take responsibility for developing, managing, and delivering other aspects of the module, including an ongoing programme of seminars and skills workshops on professional practice.

The successful applicant will join an existing team of seminar tutors, supervisors and group facilitators who work with the Head of Training and Training Coordinator to deliver this established and well-regarded course. It is expected that, over time, the CPM Module Leader will deputise for the Head of Training in the overall management of the Diploma programme.

Applicants should be experienced and accredited counsellors and/or supervisors with teaching or training experience. A psychodynamic or psychoanalytical training and orientation is essential. Management or team leadership experience is desirable.

The closing date for applications is Monday 23rd May 2016.

The remuneration is £3,120 PA (FTE £21,840) Working hours are an average of 5hrs per week.

For an informal discussion, please contact Mike Keating (Head of Training) at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or on 01453 759798.

Applications are by application form. For an application form and job description please contact Rachael Fry, Training Coordinator at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or at the address below, or call 01453 766310.

GCS; Alma House 52/53 High Street; Stroud GL5 1AP

Seminar Tutor - Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling (Year 1)

 

A vacancy has arisen for the post of Seminar Tutor for our BPC-accredited Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling which begins in September 2016. The vacancy is for the Year 1 group which meets on Tuesday afternoons in Stroud during the academic terms and begins in September 2016.

We are seeking a Seminar Tutor to teach our module ‘Theoretical Foundations of Psychodynamic Counselling’ to a group of Year 1 Diploma course students from September 2016. The Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling, accredited by the British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC) is a well-established work-based clinical training which GCS has provided for over 20 years leading to a professional qualification in psychodynamic counselling. The programme provides the clinical and theoretical elements of the training as a psychodynamic counsellor.

The role of the Seminar Tutor is to teach and assist trainees in the development of psychodynamic counselling skills and their understanding of psychodynamic theory and its application to work with clients. There is an established programme for this module.

The successful applicant will join an existing team of seminar tutors, supervisors and group facilitators who work with the Head of Training and Training Coordinator to deliver this established and well-regarded course.

Applicants should be experienced and qualified counsellors with teaching or training experience. A psychodynamic or psychoanalytical training and orientation is essential. As our Diploma is accredited by BPC, BPC registration or a commitment to achieve it is preferred.

The closing date for applications is Monday 23rd May 2016.

The seminars are held at our premises in Stroud on Tuesdays from 1.00pm to 2.30pm. The remuneration is £1805 PA.

For an informal discussion, please contact Mike Keating (Head of Training) at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or on 01453 759798.

Applications are by application form. For an application form and job description please contact Rachael Fry, Training Coordinator at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or at the address below, or call 01453 766310.

GCS, Alma House 52/53 High Street, Stroud GL5 1AP

 

Child and Family Counsellors

We are experiencing increasing demand for our counselling in our Child and Family Service and as a result, we are looking to increase the number of experienced counsellors working within this service.

The applicant should have a minimum of one year’s experience post qualifying, and hold BACP Accreditation.

CHILD & FAMILY COUNSELLING SERVICE: slots in Gloucester (Eastgate House) and Cheltenham late afternoon/evening.

SUPERVISION: Provided in Stroud on a weekly basis, Monday 9 a.m.

Please send a covering letter and CV, to Emma Griffiths on This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Payments for counselling reflect the ‘charitable’ element of the work, but do include: high quality clinical supervision, use of a room, Professional Indemnity Insurance and regular client work. Payment also includes a holiday entitlement based on that of a full time employee.

Working in GCS does have advantages of collegiality and support, plus regular client work where the agency carries clinical responsibility. There is also an opportunity for involvement and other paid work in areas of GCS such as, in training, time-limited contract work or posts of responsibility.

 

 
BACP
British Psychoanalytic Council

GCS specialises in providing counselling and training of counsellors to professional standards. GCS was established in 1980 and has over 60 counsellors offering high quality affordable, counselling to the community of Gloucestershire in venues across the county including Stroud, Gloucester, Cheltenham, Tewkesbury and Cirencester. All our counsellors are supervised and managed within GCS and work within the BACP ethical framework. Some of our counsellors are counsellors in training; they work to the same standards as our qualified counsellors.

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