Counsellor Required: Blackpool, Lancashire


YoutherapY Services

Band: Band 5

Salary: £28,407 to £42,618 a year per annum (pro rata for part time)

Contract: Permanent

Working pattern: Full-time

Reference number: 382-FICC239-23

The closing date is 07 August 2023


The YoutherapY team (Part of Options4cyp), is continuing to expand. We now have an opportunity for a qualified counsellor, with experience of counselling children and young people, to become part of an innovative Young People’s team based in Blackpool.

You will be joining a well-established team of therapists, primary mental health workers, and assistant practitioners. You will be providing assessment and counselling for young people aged 11-25 who have psychological and emotional difficulties.

Counsellors who meet the criteria for BACP Accreditation submission, or who have already submitted their application and are awaiting the result, will also be considered for this post but would be paid at Band 5 until their Accreditation is approved.

The successful candidate will have completed a qualification counselling to at least diploma level and will be a member of the BACP (or equivalent). BACP accredited counsellors will be paid NHS Agenda for Change Band 6, non-accredited will be paid at Band 5.

Informal enquiries are welcome and should be directed to Tracy Heaton on 01253 955858.

Main duties of the job

To provide a high-quality counselling service to children and young people aged 11-25 at YoutherapY’s main office in Blackpool (with the option to work in schools and other community venues across the Fylde Coast). Who have been referred with a range of generic issues and mild to moderate mental health problems. Working autonomously within professional guidelines and the overall framework of the NHS; team policies and procedures; and the Thrive Framework.

To provide advice and consultation on client’s care to professionals and non-counselling colleagues including school staff and other referrers.

To utilise research skills for audit policy and service development and research within the areas served by the team.


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