Sessional Counsellor/Psychotherapist

Contract Type: 
Fixed term
Part time
Application deadline: 
Saturday, 1 October, 2022 - 17:00
Fixed Salary
Per Hour
Eating Distress North East

Title: - Sessional Counsellor

Location: - EDNE Office, Pink Lane Newcastle-upon-Tyne. Some online counselling from home may also be required

Hours: - 5 hours pw

Salary: - £19 per hour

Closing date: - Applications will close when we have a sufficient number of applicants

Eating Distress North East (EDNE) are inviting expressions of interest from qualified counsellors who would like to apply for sessional work within our service

About EDNE

EDNE aims to help people in the North East whose lives are affected by eating distress, or eating disorders. EDNE believes that eating distress is a way of saying that something is wrong. Therefore, we do not just respond to the symptoms of eating distress but look at underlying causes

Our practice is person centred, integrative and recovery orientated. Our services are provided in a safe and non-judgemental environment

We offer one-to-one counselling to men and women over 16 with mild to moderate eating distress, who have a BMI (Body Mass Index) of 17.5 and above, and offer counselling online service as well as face to face

Purpose of the post

To provide confidential, high-quality counselling both face to face and online to people aged 16+ affected by eating distress/disorders

Eligible candidates will;

· Be a fully qualified and practising counsellor and/or psychotherapist and be able to supply evidence of their professional qualifications

· Be a member of a recognised professional body (e.g. BACP, UKCP) and be either accredited or working towards accreditation

· Provide details of their own public and professional liability insurance

· Fully understand the need to keep accurate financial records and be responsible for their own accountability to statutory bodies for tax and national insurance contributions

· Have an up-to-date DBS certificate / record

Accountability - Sessional counsellors are line managed by the Chief Officer/ Counselling Lead

Supervision  - You are expected to attend supervision for at least the BACP minimum requirement (1½ hours a month) for accreditation and to provide details of your Supervisor(s)

Additional Information: 

This post is currently funded for 6 months, and may be extended subject to funding

To apply please send a covering letter and your CV to