We offer two different types of contract and we are recruiting for both staff and bank counsellors locally and nationwide.  

Staff Counsellor Contract: Staff counsellors are employed on a permanent variable hours contract paid at £18.00 per session plus £2.17 per hour holiday entitlement totalling £20.17 per hour. Fortnightly Clinical Supervision is provided at our Stroud Venue or remotely. You need to be available for a minimum of 6 clients per week. 

Bank Staff Counsellor Contract: Bank Staff Counsellors are employed on a zero hours contract at £23 per session plus £2.78 per hour holiday entitlement totalling £25.78 per hour – which includes a contribution toward the cost of your clinical supervision and a 3-way clinical agreement will need to be in place with your external supervisor. Ideally you will offer 6 client sessions per week. 

We are seeking to fill these roles with qualified, enthusiastic and motivated individuals committed to providing high quality counselling within a professional community of counsellors. You will need to have a sound professional counselling training to diploma level and a good understanding of the psychodynamic approach. You will also have achieved BACP, BPC Accreditation or be an NCS Accredited Professional Registrant (or equivalent professional accreditation).  

Applications are by completion of an application form available to download below along with further details of the role, job description and person specification. 

Further info and Job Description Person Spec Counsellor Jan 2021

Blank Application-Form – Updated Nov 2020

Please email completed applications to [email protected].


We are looking for supervisors who would be interested in talking to us about joining the supervision team for both the BPC-accredited Dipolma in Psychodynamic Counselling and for existing experienced counsellors working within our service.  Supervisors must be experienced in supervising Psychodynamic work and be either BPC-accredited or registrants of an equivalent body such as UKCP or BACP.

For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Amanda Cook on [email protected] or Denise Kilgannon on [email protected] (Heads of Counselling) or call 01453 766310.

GCS aims to be an equal opportunity employer but unfortunately not all our premises are accessible. Further information can be provided.  GCS welcomes applications from suitably qualified applicants from all sections of the community.

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