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* N.B. We aim to advertise vacancies that meet BAPT’s  recommended pay scales, however unfortunately not all posts advertised here will be so. 

Freelance Play Therapist Required

Play Therapy Base Limited

If you would like to work in an enthusiastic, skilled and experienced team of Play Therapists in an area of Scotland that has all the benefits of the countryside but is only 20 minutes outside of Edinburgh, we are recruiting for a freelance Play Therapist to join our team.

Play Therapy Base is a charity which offers play therapy services to schools, nurseries, self-referring families, and voluntary agencies.  We work predominantly in Midlothian and Edinburgh.

Our services include:

  • Play Therapy
  • Group Play Therapy
  • Filial Therapy
  • Training to organisations
  • Consultation to Parents, Foster Carers & other professionals

We have been established as a company since 2011, and a registered charity since 2015, the team increasing from 4 part-time play therapists in 2011 to the current team of 10 qualified play therapists, 3 students on placement, a Financial Administrator and an Office Administrator.

The successful applicant would join our established team and work as a contractor with a caseload of approximately 12 – 16 cases per week.  Although most therapists in our team are self-employed, some are now employees of Play Therapy Base as part of projects funded and run through our charity.  We are working towards offering salaried employment to all our Play Therapists in the future. As part of Play Therapy Base, team members benefit from an office base with playrooms, managerial and administrative support, and monthly team meetings/practice discussions.  We pay £40 per session, £30 per meeting and £35 per report.

We would welcome enquiries from those interested in part-time as well as full-time work.  

If you would like to find out more about the work we do and what it is like to work for us, please contact:

Helen Forrester  0131 454 9713

All enquiries to be received by:  8th October 2018




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.