Counsellor Required (NHS Trust): London


Newham University Hospital Gynaecology Services

Band: Band 6

Salary: £38,762 to £45,765 a year per annum inc pro rata

Contract: Permanent

Working pattern: Part-time

Reference number: 259-4771950NUH


Newham University Hospital Gynaecology Services are looking for an enthusiastic and exceptional individual for the role of Counsellor in a permanent position.

The ideal applicant would have excellent communication skills, a flexible approach and attitude, with a commitment to improve the service.

You will be an approachable counsellor who connects with staff and patients at all levels. We are looking for an individual who is passionate about the provision of high-quality women centred care for every one of our patients.

Working within Gynae Services, the Counsellor is a key member of the team who can help to address patient concerns to prevent and reduce complaints.

The post holder will have specific responsibility for providing high quality services with a focus on improving patient experience and outcomes.

You will be part of a small friendly team who are respected and committed to providing a high standard of care.

We aim to deliver holistic care for our patients and those important to them and therefore work closely alongside members of the multidisciplinary team to provide high quality, person-centred care, that is evidence-based.

You will be an experienced and enthusiastic counsellor who is passionate about improving patient experience and supporting women and their families with pregnancy loss.

Experience/ Qualifications


  • Degree/Diploma
  • Minimum of 5 years counselling experience
  • Evidence of continued professional development Registered to BACP/UKCP



  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Able to work on own initiative and sound decision making
  • Effective communication skills and courteous attitude with patients, relatives and MDT, promoting team building and good working relations
  • Neat and coherent written skills, attention to detail
  • Willingness to teach, learn and develop
  • Must be willing to provide advice, and care for patients undergoing Termination of Pregnancy
  • Communicate effectively with Trust staff, external organisations and the general public
  • Communicate effectively with Trust staff, external organisations and the general public
  • Ability to demonstrate enthusiasm towards teaching and sharing knowledge
  • Understanding of own knowledge and skills, framework and ability to identify learning needs and interests
  • Ability to self-reflect
  • Assessment skills- emotional and psychological needs
  • Ability to take an active role in agreed learning activities and keep a record
  • Must be IT literate



  • Aware of cultural and social influences on health and importance of respecting diversity and differences
  • Awareness of resource management
  • Advisory role for provision of specialist counselling

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.


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