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To apply to vacancies listed below download, complete and return a job application form to
Chichester Counselling Services, 106-108 The Hornet, Chichester, West Sussex. PO19 7JR.

Current vacancies

Qualified Counsellor or Psychotherapist

Are you an empathic, committed, qualified counsellor or psychotherapist, looking to expand your clinical experience in a well-established community counselling service?

Although many of our counsellors have qualified via our own BACP-accredited psychodynamic training, we welcome applications from those qualified in other modalities, so long as you understand/are sympathetic towards the psychodynamic approach.

Some of our qualified counsellors have progressed to paid roles within the Service, such as mentors and personal tutors to our counsellors in training and clinical supervisor.

Qualifications and Role

Please note, whilst COVID-19 restrictions apply, we are offering clients telephone and online counselling and have stopped face-to-face counselling for the time being.

We are interested to hear from counsellors who are able to offer telephone or online counselling in additional to those who can work with us when we resume our usual face-to-face counselling service.

  • Degree or diploma-level qualification in counselling or psychotherapy; plus current relevant professional registration (eg BACP; UKCP).
  • Available to work 1:1 weekly with at least three adult clients (we can offer clients counselling up to 3 years).
  • Client sessions available to suit your personal schedule (client appointments are available Monday-Friday, 09:00 to 19:00). ·
  • Extend your professional knowledge and skills, building clinical experience towards your further professional development/accreditation;
  • Free, in-house fortnightly group supervision (maximum of five qualified counsellors in a group);
  • We contribute up to £240 towards your annual travel costs when you are seeing three clients.
  • No maximum period for counsellor contracts: these are reviewed annually.

Minimum GCSE level English Language.

Applications (with a CV) should be made to the Counselling Manager by email

Interviews, whilst social distancing restrictions for COVID-19 continue, will take place using video conferencing.


Training Supervisors

Wanted for September 2020, to work with trainee counsellors
on our BACP Accredited Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling

Chichester Counselling Services is looking to appoint to its team of clinical supervisors who work with counsellors in our thriving community counselling service. We are particularly looking for training supervisors to work with our trainee counsellor groups (up to 4 trainee counsellors per group, 1.5hr per week, minimum 42 weeks per year) for next academic year, starting in September 2020. There may also be additional opportunities to work with our qualified counsellor groups (up to 5 counsellors per group, 2hr fortnightly).

Training supervisors play a crucial role at CCS, contributing towards both the clinical work of the service and the personal and professional development of our trainee counsellors. In addition to weekly supervision, training supervisors are also involved in termly meetings of the CCS training team and the assessment of individual students, including termly tutorials. Experience of working with counsellors at the early stages of their career will therefore be a particular advantage. In addition, applicants should have:

  • BACP accreditation / UKCP registration or equivalent;
  • a recognised supervision qualification (or be currently working towards this);
  • experience in working with and modelling a psychodynamic approach;
  • an understanding and appreciation of CCS’s charitable mission.

COVID-19: Under the current circumstances all CCS counselling, supervision, training and meetings are taking place at distance (telephone and online); we will be returning to face to face work at our offices in central Chichester when this is possible.

Remuneration: Supervision groups at £35 per hour; standard meeting rate of £36 per meeting.

How to apply: To apply, download and complete a job application form and return with a covering letter to by Friday 3rd July. Informal inquiries to

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to an online interview in July.

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