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Child and Family Service – COUNSELLOR

Sessional Fee payable + other benefits

We are looking to recruit an experienced part-time counsellor within the Child & Family Counselling Service (C&FCS) at GCS to work at our venues in Gloucester and the Forest of Dean. This exciting team has developed over the last few years and is looking forward to further growth in the next few years. We are looking for a dynamic counsellor to join the shaping of the team.

The C&FCS offers a counselling service to families, including adults, children and young people who are experiencing difficulties in family life.  Our counsellors provide individual, specialist therapeutic intervention for individuals or multiples of the family unit.

We provide a safe confidential place for children, young people and adults to talk to a skilled counsellor who will listen and help understand and make sense of feelings and the situation.

We are able to offer appointments in our main premises in Stroud as well as appointments in our Cheltenham, Cirencester and Gloucester venues.  To fill this position we are looking for a counsellor to work from our premises in Gloucester and the Forest of Dean.

Group supervision is provided on a weekly basis on Monday from 9.00 to 11.00 at our head office at Alma House in Stroud.

The appointed counsellor should be:

  • BACP accredited or UKCP/BPC accredited.
  • An experienced counsellor and
  • Have a family systemic training or
  • Child and Adolescence post graduate qualification
  • Have a clear DBS clearance
  • Experience of working with this age group and
  • Flexible and motivated to develop the role.

We aim to appoint as soon as possible and any interested counsellors should email a letter of interest and CV to Marah Evans on This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it by 9.30 am Monday 17th October 2016.


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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