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Chichester Counselling Services, 106-108 The Hornet, Chichester, West Sussex. PO19 7JR.

Current vacancies

Psychodynamic Counselling Tutor

For Certificate/Diploma training in Psychodynamic Counselling

Chichester Counselling Services (CCS) has an exciting opening for a skilled and experienced psychodynamic trainer to join our thriving training team in September 2019, leading the delivery of the Certificate (Year 1) of our highly regarded BACP-accredited three year Psychodynamic Counselling Diploma programme. For candidates who embrace the interface between education and therapy, this post is an exciting opportunity to make your mark on a small but lively training organisation, to work with a motivated and diverse student group, and to develop alongside a strong, supportive and collaborative training team.

 About us: CCS is a charity whose primary purpose is to provide a community counselling service. In addition, CCS offers a counselling training programme, and trainees from Year 2 of the diploma onwards undertake their client work within the CCS clinical service. As a psychodynamic training which is embedded with a clinical ethos, the training is attractive to aspiring counsellors who like this all-inclusive integration of learning and practice, and who prefer a clinical setting to a more strictly academic one.

Role: We are seeking a Year Tutor to deliver the core course sessions covering psychodynamic counselling theory and skills and personal development for Year 1, the introductory Certificate year of CCS’ three year diploma programme. The role is diverse and includes: delivering the core training sessions with the learning group (30 x 3hr sessions, plus 3 Saturday workshops across the year); conducting individual tutorials; setting and marking assignments; assessing student progress via continuous assessment; full membership of an active collegiate training team, including participation in termly reviews of student progress, training meetings, annual examination board, liaison with colleagues and students. Download Job Description for further details

Experience/skills required: Familiar with and embedded within a psychodynamic training approach; experienced clinical practitioner with a core psychodynamic / psychoanalytic qualification; contemporary knowledge of approaches to training and clinical practice; experience in providing learning groups in a training context. Download Person Specification for further details.

When: Starting in September 2019, one course evening per week during CCS term-time, preferably Wednesdays, plus three Saturday workshops across the year; termly individual student tutorials to be arranged; regular scheduled meetings with Training Team across the year, plus additional meetings with students and staff as required – some flexibility is required.

Where: Central Chichester, including CCS Offices, 106-108 The Hornet.

Remuneration: Tutor hourly rate £34, meeting rate £35.
Annual package covering teaching, tutorials, meetings, marking, workshops and other duties will total in the region of £5000, variable depending on the cohort size each year.

Applications: To apply, download and complete a job application form and return with a covering letter to the Training Coordinator by Friday 19th July. Informal inquiries to

Interviews: Shortlisted candidates will be invited to interview on Friday 2nd August.


Qualified Counsellor Volunteer Placement

We greatly value our Team of qualified volunteer counsellors. If you would like to apply to join us, please send your CV with a covering email to Chloe West, Counselling Manager at


Experience/skills required: Applicants need to be empathic, committed, qualified counsellors or psychotherapists.  CCS’s own training model is psychodynamic, so we particularly welcome external applications from qualified counsellors with similar training backgrounds.  We do sometimes accept applications from qualified counsellors trained in other modalities, so long as you have experience and understanding of, and are sympathetic towards, a psychodynamic approach.

Role: We are currently offering places to additional qualified counsellors, to work with at least three CCS clients (time-limited, or open-ended, up to three years, as appropriate) in our valued Team of 30-40 qualified counsellors.

When/How long?: We offer client appointments Monday-Friday from 09:00 to 19:00hrs.  You are welcome to offer client sessions to suit your personal schedule. You will also be required to attend a fortnightly Qualified Counsellor Supervision Group (there will be several, at different times and on different days). There is no minimum/maximum time limit for counsellor placements: they are reviewed annually.

Where: Central Chichester.


  • This is an ideal opportunity to extend your professional knowledge and experience, and to obtain the additional clinical practice hours required for further professional development.
  • We provide free, in-house fortnightly group supervision (up to five qualified counsellors in a group).
  • We provide a contribution towards individual travel costs, when you are seeing three clients.


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