Counsellor Required: University of Portsmouth, Hampshire


Employment type:  Fixed-term (12 months)

Employment basis:  Part time (0.8 FTE)

Salary:  £29,979 – £32,744 (£37,474 – £40,931 x 0.8FTE) per annum  

Post number: ZZ600143-2

Date published:  07 November 2022

Closing date:  16 November 2022

Interview date:  23 November 2022

The University of Portsmouth’s Student Wellbeing Service offers integrated emotional, psychological and mental health support to students in order to help them succeed in their studies. A multi-disciplinary team of professional clinical and support practitioners contributes extensive experience, knowledge and skills from a range of professional backgrounds, including counselling/ psychotherapy, psychology, occupational therapy, social work, mental health nursing, youth work, and drug & alcohol support.

We now seek an experienced counsellor/psychotherapist/psychologist/CBT practitioner to join our team in this 4-day/week (52 weeks pa) focused role. In order to succeed at interview, applicants will have robust therapeutic training with significant post-accreditation therapeutic experience and will be: interested and committed to working in a multi-disciplinary team; familiar with or open to integrating a range of therapeutic models, including third-wave CBT models such as ACT or CFT; confident with risk assessment and management; and able to work creatively under pressure. It is essential that candidates are enthusiastic about focused, short-term interventions and flexible delivery. Experience within the HE sector would be an advantage.

Experience in providing support in response to trauma, particularly sexual violence and/or racial abuse or other hate crime, would be an advantage. We would specifically welcome applications from candidates with lived experience of a minoritised identity, and in particular of identifying as black or another minoritised ethnicity, as this would address gaps in the team’s ability to respond to identified student needs.

For an informal discussion please contact Kye Phoenix, SWS Clinical Lead, at or 023 9284 3466.


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