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We currently have the following vacancies for two seminar leaders and a group facilitator on our Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling course commencing September 2014.


Seminar Leaders must be experienced, qualified psychodynamic counsellors (BACP/BPC Accredited and / or FPC member) or psychodynamic / psychoanalytic psychotherapists (UKCP or BPC registered or equivalent). A teaching / training qualification is desirable but not essential.


We are seeking a Seminar Leader to teach our module ‘Theoretical Foundations of Psychodynamic Counselling’ to a group of Year 2 Diploma course students from September 2014. 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 course includes theoretical and ontological seminars, tutorial sessions, self-awareness groups, supervision, workshops and a clinical placement plus a therapy requirement.

The role of the Seminar Leader is to teach and assist students 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 seminars are held at our premises in Stroud on Tuesdays from 1.00pm to 2.30pm. The course commences Tuesday 23rd September 2014 and the seminars run over 3 terms each of 10 weeks with breaks for Christmas, Easter and half terms ending in July 2015.


We are seeking a Group Facilitator to run our Year 1 Diploma Course self-awareness group from September 2014. The group, whilst not psychotherapeutic, is designed to raise students’ awareness of how they react to others and how they are received within the group setting, with a particular focus on the unconscious communications. The group, which is an essential component of our three year Diploma course, runs on Tuesdays from 5.30pm to 7.00pm at our Stroud premises.

The course commences Tuesday 23rd September 2014 over 3 terms each of 10 weeks with breaks for Christmas, Easter and half terms ending in July 2015.

Applicants must be experienced group facilitators, who hold (or are in the late stages of training for) one of the following qualifications or equivalent:

IGA Diploma in Group Work Practice

GASW Certificate of Advanced Learning

IGA or GASW Qualifying Course in Group Analysis

For further information and informal conversation about these positions, please contact Jane Woodend, Head of Training on:

01453 759798 or  email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

The closing date for the above posts is Tuesday, 1st July 2014.

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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, Almondsbury and Cirencester.