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Axis Counselling


Initially for 2 days per week

£9,552 pro rata a year (FTE 35hrs £25,717)

Salary reviewed after 6 months probationary period

Axis is looking for a qualified and experienced counsellor who has the ability to work at relational depth, whilst also being resilient enough to hold the client safely   in the counselling space. Candidates will need to have experience of working with people who have experienced significant life events.

Axis has been providing counselling to survivors of sexual abuse and their families for over 25 years. We offer a variety of support options such as 121 counselling, support sessions, workshops and groups to people aged 11+.

Axis Counsellor

This is an excellent opportunity for a qualified and experienced counsellor to develop their clinical practice. The successful applicant will have completed a recognised professional counselling qualification to a minimum of Level 4 Diploma and have a minimum of   400 hours of supervised practice post qualification.

Applicants must be able to provide comprehensive assessments, including risk assessment and management. It would be beneficial for applicants to have training and experience in working with a variety of theoretical orientations i.e. psychodynamic, CBT, DBT, Solution Focussed, person centred etc. Whilst experience of working with sexual trauma is a benefit it is not a requirement as training will be given, however the successful candidate will need to have experience of working with clients who have experienced significant life events.

This position is subject to an enhanced DBS check and 2 satisfactory references.


Job Title:                                            Counsellor

Managerially Accountable to:         Counselling Manager

Clinically Accountable to:               Counselling Manager


To undertake the role of Counsellor as directed by Axis Counselling Manager, and work in accordance with Axis Counselling Policies and Procedures.

The aim of this works is to support individuals referred from a variety of agencies, including self-referral. To engage the client in counselling using therapeutic interventions accepted and instructed by Axis Counselling.

Duties and Responsibilities:

■ to complete assessments including risk assessment and management, case formulation and assessing the appropriateness of counselling for service users.

■ to provide counselling to AXIS service users.

■ to maintain adequate electronic and appropriate paper records of clinical work and provide appropriate statistical returns as required

■ to assist in the evaluation of the service by contributing to data collection

■ effective time management to ensure clients are not kept waiting

■ to fulfil professional clinical supervision requirements as specified in Axis Employee Handbook

■ to maintain training and continue professional development

■ to attend meetings   and/or training as required.

■ to be aware of and comply with the AXIS policies, procedures and service standards

■ to participate in any other activities as directed by Senior Management

Person Specification

Essential criteria

recognised professional qualification to a minimum of Level 4 Diploma   (for example training to include approx. 420 hours learning hours, 10 hours personal counselling, 100 hours supervised practice)

■ membership of an appropriate professional body such as BACP

■ a minimum of   400 hours of supervised practice post qualification

■ ability to maintain confidentiality appropriate to the setting and abide by AXIS confidentiality policy

■ ability to identify safeguarding concerns and implement AXIS Policy and Procedures

■ training, experience in working with a variety of theoretical orientations i.e. person centred, psychodynamic, CBT, DBT, Solution Focussed etc.

■ competence in working with various counselling models following Axis training:   Trauma Counselling, Pre-Trial Counselling, Crisis Counselling, LINK counselling (for parents/carers etc.) etc.

■ ability to manage own caseload

■ ability to work within a time limit (number of sessions set by Counselling Manager, each counselling session lasting 50 minutes )

■ ability to work effectively with colleagues from other disciplines

■ effective communication skills both orally and in writing

■ experience of counselling people who have experienced significant life events.

Desirable criteria

■ training and experience in working with Children & Young People (aged 11-18)

■ experience of facilitating group work and workshops

■ eligibility for BACP accreditation (or equivalent registration) or evidence that the counsellor is working towards this status

■ experience of contributing to service evaluation and development


If you are interested and have the appropriate qualifications, please fill in the application form click here Cllr Application  and send it to: vacancy@axiscounselling.org.uk

Funding and Supporters

Axis is Funded by a number of different organisations and private donations

Membership and Quality

Axis is membership of, or accredited by, a number of organisations

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