Student Counsellor/Therapist

Glasgow Caledonian University
£32,548 - £37,706 per year
08 Sep 2017
21 Sep 2017
Contract Type
Full Time


We have 2.0FTE/fixed term opportunities for 8 months from October 2017 and welcome full or part time applications for these roles


Interviews for these roles will take place on Thursday 5 October 2017


The Student Wellbeing Service is a multi-disciplinary team providing professional support to students, working in collaboration with colleagues and departments across the institution in the promotion of positive mental wellbeing for our students. The team comprises; The Disability Team, The Counselling Team, a Mental Health Adviser and a Wellbeing Adviser.   


An exciting opportunity has arisen for Student Counsellors/Therapists to join the Counselling Team. The Counselling Service currently offers Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Person Centred Counselling, within a focussed short-term intervention framework. The team offers both individual support and group sessions. The Team's practice is influenced by the Service's membership of the BACP.


Educated to degree level or equivalent, with a professional postgraduate qualification in a relevant counselling or therapeutic discipline the ideal candidate will have worked in a similar role in student support in higher education and will have a proven track record in the delivery of individual and small group therapeutic initiatives.  Knowledge and awareness of issues relating to mental health and mental health needs is essential along with an ability to formulate appropriate therapeutic interventions according to clients' mental health presentations and to liaise and build effective relationships with internal and external representatives of other disciplines or agencies.


Further details on this post are available by contacting Avril Williams, Student Wellbeing Manager at or on 0141 331 8082.


As the University for the Common Good, we are committed to embedding equality and diversity, as well as our values in everything that we do.  As such, we welcome applications from all suitably qualified candidates who demonstrate the GCU Values of Integrity, Creativity, Responsibility and Confidence.

As this role involves Regulated Work with Adults the successful candidate will require PVG Scheme membership.

Applicants must have the continued right to live and work in the United Kingdom to apply for this vacancy.

Please note that the appointment will be made on the first point of the salary scale (unless by exception).

See also:
Grade 6 Professional Advisor Counsellor Role Profile.docx