Counsellor Required: Birmingham, IAPT West Midlands


The salary for this post is £23,400.00 per annum.

Recruiter: Recovery Focus for The Richmond Fellowship

This post is offered as a fixed term contract ending 30th April 2020.

You have a L4 Diploma or above in Counselling, are an affiliated member of the BACP/UKCP and have proven experience of working with people who have experienced a mental health problem.

All you need is the perfect environment to put your skills to great use.

Welcome to Richmond Fellowship’s Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) Services as a Counsellor.

Right now, My Time, a division of Richmond Fellowship, are looking for an enthusiastic and highly motivated individual with the ability to develop good therapeutic relationships with clients, to join our team of Counsellors.

Your challenge will be to provide high volume, low intensity interventions (with greater or lesser need) and short term counselling to clients with mild to moderate anxiety disorders and depression.

That means accepting referrals via agreed protocols and developing programmes of care to decide treatment modality. It also means supporting clients towards self-managing their recovery and involving/liaising with other family members or specified others where necessary.

Undertaking client assessments, making decisions on the suitability of new referrals, continuously developing your professional knowledge and expertise and keeping coherent records – these are just some aspects of this rewarding role.

As well as relevant qualifications and experience gained within a counselling setting, we’ll be looking for a clear knowledge of anxiety, depression and other mental issues and how they present in clients.

You’ll also need to be comfortable being part of a team and fostering good working relationships.

The ability to implement therapeutic interventions is important too, as is respect for individual rights of autonomy and confidentiality.

As adept at writing clear reports as you are managing your caseload and time effectively, because you’ll work with people with different cultural backgrounds and ages, using interpreters when necessary, you must be committed to equal opportunities too.

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