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* N.B. Not all posts advertised here will be in line with BAPT’s recommended pay scales 


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Would you like to be part of an innovative, friendly and dynamic team committed to making a difference? The positive impact of Yellow Door’s multi-faceted work has been independently evidenced in a recent national research project and identified as best practice in a European Parliament report.

We are seeking a:

  Children, Young People & Family Therapies Co-ordinator

22.5 hrs per week (£26,599 – £33,037 FTE pro rata)

 to lead on the development & delivery of quality individual, group & family therapy services

 Closing Date: Sunday 21st May 2017        Interview Date:  Thursday 25th May 2017

 and also:

Under 11’s Psychological Therapist / Counsellor / Play Therapist / Art Therapist

25 hours per week (£22,396- £27,631 FTE pro rata)

 This post will be a 10 months fixed term contract renewable subject to funding

Closing Date: Thursday 1st June 2017        Interview Date:  Thursday 8th June 2017

For both posts we are seeking flexible and highly motivated practitioners who share our values and passion for delivering the best services we can to those who have experienced or are at risk from sexual /domestic abuse.

You will need a recognised counselling, psychological therapies or mental health qualification alongside experience of working with Children/Young People/Families or Under 11’s (depending on the post applied for) in a relevant context.


Yellow Door works across Southampton, Hampshire and Isle of Wight but is based near the centre of Southampton with free staff parking and opportunities for professional development. Working hours negotiable but some early evening hours required. We are an equal opportunities employer and operate a TOIL system to support flexible working.

Please visit our website to download an application pack or contact us at / telephone 02380 636312 to request an informal discussion and find out more



J Beetham

Child in Mind Ltd

Vacancy: Play Therapist

Location: Cheshire, Merseyside, Lancashire, and Greater Manchester

Hours: Sessional basis

Rate: £47.50 per hour

We are currently looking to recruit qualified and experienced play therapists to work on a freelance basis in our school-based play therapy service. If you would like to join our wonderful team of committed play therapists working in schools throughout the northwest we would like to hear from you.

The ideal candidate will have completed further training in Filial Therapy and will have a sound working knowledge of attachment, trauma, and interpersonal neurobiology. You will be an experienced play therapist, with a minimum of 500 post qualification, supervised play therapy hours. You will be a registered member of either BAPT or BACP.

To request an application form please email:

For an informal discussion contact Katy on 07828 020659






Place2Be is the leading provider of integrated therapeutic and emotional support in schools, reaching children aged 4 -14.

Place2Be champion early intervention and offers swift access to counselling and other services which tackle the complex social issues that result in educational disadvantage and unhealthy life choices. We passionately believe in helping children cope, so that they can begin to thrive and achieve at school and enter adulthood with a sense of hope.

 Making a lifetime of difference to children in Schools.

Place2Be Volunteer Counsellors

Nationwide – UK

If you are a qualified or trainee counsellor, or clinical psychologist and would like to work therapeutically with children, this is a fantastic opportunity to develop your skills in a primary

or secondary school setting, with on-site supervision. Placements are generally half or one day per week, for one academic year, term time only.

To apply, visit or contact the Volunteer Recruitment Team on 020 7923 5533 or

Place2Be is committed to equal opportunities and anti-discrimination practices and we positively encourage applications from all sections of the community. All successful applicants will be asked to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure from the DBS.




Working in Crawley, Worthing or Chichester

Life Centre – supporting survivors of rape and sexual abuse

Self employed contract
£27.00 per client counselling session

Life Centre is a Reg Charity (No 1127779) with a Christian foundation providing specialist therapeutic services to survivors of sexual violation: We are looking for qualified and experienced therapists competent to work with children and young people who have experienced rape or sexual abuse. Successful candidates will need to be either a qualified Play Therapist, Arts Therapist or Counsellor qualified to work with children and young people. Successful applicants must demonstrate a knowledge of safe trauma therapy. This post will be allocated to work at either Lifecentre, Chichester; Lifecentre, Worthing or the Saturn Centre in Crawley hospital. The therapist will be required to provide weekly one-to-one sessions of one hour’s duration, with a minimum of 5 & a max of 12 client sessions per week. Supervision is provided.

It is a genuine occupational requirement of this post that applicants are female and can align with the Christian ethos of the charity. This post is exempt under Schedule 9 pt 1 of the Equality Act 2010 and subject to an enhanced DBS check. Lifecentre is an equal opportunities employer.

For an Application Pack email:
For further info ring 01243 786349.
Lifecentre is in a position of ongoing recruitment so there is no closing date for applications.