Person Centred Experiential Counsellor: Luton, Bedfordshire


Salary £42,827 – £46,209 depending years qualified + £1200 joining bonus
Contract Details Full Time
 Working Hours 37
Frequency Annual
 Job Reference turningp/TP/131/7401
 Contract Type Permanent
 Closing Date 17 May, 2023


We are currently recruiting for exciting opportunities to join Turning Point and be part of our highly successful and innovative ‘Improving Access to Psychological Therapies’ (IAPT) service. Total Wellbeing Luton is an integrated Talking therapies service combining healthy lifestyles and emotional health programmes provided in partnership with Active Luton and we are looking to recruit a High Intensity Person Centred Experiential Counsellor (PCEC) / Counsellor for Depression (CfD).

We support people in the local area who are having difficulty in coping and who may be suffering from a common mental illness such as depression, anxiety or phobias. Our approach embeds the notion of well–being and recovery and promotes personal responsibility for lifestyle choices and self–management of mental well–being. For our clients, this has resulted in a highly accessible and user–friendly service available across a wide geographical area.

The service in Luton provides person-centred, holistic and accessible wellbeing services which are flexible and creative, easy to access and navigate and responsive to the needs of local people. The service contributes to tackling inequalities in health through promoting and supporting people to develop healthier behaviours and lifestyles in the context of their own local communities.

As well as supporting the community with improving their physical and emotional heath, we also prioritise our staff wellbeing. We’re based at Active Luton gyms and community centres, which all staff can access and use freely.

This is a hybrid role – a combination of service based and home working.

We offer £1,200 joining bonus.


Role Responsibility

You’ll be managing your own caseload providing evidence based treatments. We offer a high standard of in house clinical supervision and training with accredited supervisors. We offer regular masterclasses to upskill our therapists and support their career development as well as opportunities to access additional modality training.

In addition to talking therapies, we offer healthy lifestyle programmes including NHS stop smoking, health checks, and exercise on referral, social prescription, weight management and support with physical activity for people with long term health conditions.

We provide excellent opportunities for development in this role through access to training around areas of specialism such as supervision, long-term conditions, cultural diversity etc. You will work with your supervisor and line manager to make sure development and CPD plans are in place for your ongoing growth. There are also many opportunities for career progression into areas of leadership or further clinical training.


The Ideal Candidate

You must hold a Counselling Qualification and have completed the Counselling for Depression IAPT Training course and be BACP accredited.

Alongside vast experience of working within Mental Health, you’ll have a proven ability to develop good therapeutic relationships with clients and working relationships with your colleagues.

In return, you’ll enjoy the scope and support to enhance your own life and career too, as you gain the experience and training you need to progress in your career with us. Excellent opportunities for both CPD and clinical innovation are available within the service.

You will also be able to make use of our digital platform to work remotely where available. The service operates across a variety of days and hours to include Saturdays and evening work to support our clients when they need it most, therefore we offer flexible working hours to promote a positive work life balance for our staff. We pay incentivised rates of pay for weekend working and additional hours.


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