Specialist Counsellor Required: Plymouth, Devon


Livewell Southwest

The closing date is 18 February 2024

Job summary

37.5 hours per week full time hours also open to part time and job share candidates. We are excited to be offering an opportunity for Specialist Counsellor to work within the Psychotherapy service. We are seeking highly motivated mental health professionals to join our Specialist Counselling team at Plymouth Psychotherapy service.

You should have experience of liaising closely with GPs, CMHTs & other statutory & third sector organisations. You should also have a proven track record of working with those experiencing difficulties in their mental health.

The role is open to individuals with an accredited Diploma or Degree in Counselling, and training relevant to working with adults with mental health disorders.

This role may not be eligible for sponsorship under the Skilled Worker route, please refer to the Direct Gov website for more information with regards to eligibility.

Main duties of the job

Provide a specialist professional counselling service to adults with mental health difficulties in accordance with the principles set out in BACP Ethical Framework 2018.

Autonomously manage own counselling caseload of adults with mental health difficulties, using an evidence-based eclectic or client-centred approaches. The caseload includes adults with highly complex needs e.g. people who have autism, mental health problems, behaviours which challenge including verbal or physical aggression directed at self or others, offending behaviour and people who are perpetrators and / or victims of abuse. Working with the caseload also includes working therapeutically with parents/families and carers.

Assess, plan, implement and evaluate interventions. This will include lone working for long periods of time.

Responsible for implementing specialist counselling treatment. This includes assessment and intervention through both individual and group treatments. Counselling people with mental health difficulties is a highly skilled psychotherapeutic process (with high attention to non-verbal expression and processes) through which distressed adult clients find expression, to often powerful emotional material and work toward psychological change.

Participate in the planning, development, evaluation and maintenance of counselling with the Community Mental Health Service, taking a lead and holding responsibility for defined projects.


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