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Sunderland Counselling Service is a is a dynamic and diverse workplace where we are committed to delivering our charitable aims.

If you want to make a real difference and be part of our amazing team check out our latest job vacancies.

Sunderland Counselling Service would like to recruit:

Community CAMHS Counsellor


Hours:                        Full time (5 days / 37.5 hours)

Salary:                        £28,123 per annum

Contract type:      Fixed term (12 month contract)

Location:                  Sunderland


An exciting opportunity has arisen at Sunderland Counselling Service for an energetic individual with experience of working as a counsellor / therapist with children and young people.

The post holder will be working in a Community CAMHS locality base within Sunderland and in an outreach counselling role as part of a team of Community CAMHS counsellors. The post holder will be engaged in the delivery and development of the counselling and training components of the service, and will work with children and young people whose lives are, or have been, affected by events to such a level that it impacts upon their emotional and mental well-being.


This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.


Closing date:   11.59 pm Monday 17th  May.

Interviews will be held shortly after.


For an informal discussion about this post please contact Caroline Gardner, Senior Counsellor on 0191 283 1153.


Please download below:

  • Job Description
  • Application Form
  • GDPR Privacy Notice for Applicants
  • Equal Opportunity and Diversity Monitoring Document

Counsellor – North Tyneside Talking Therapies

Contract Type: Permanent

Hours: Full-time (37.5 hrs per week which will include one evening). Job share will be considered.

Application deadline: 12th May 2021

Salary: £26,716


Sunderland Counselling Service works in partnership with Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust to deliver the Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) service in North Tyneside, known as North Tyneside Talking Therapies (NTTT).


We are looking to recruit a qualified and experienced counsellor for a permanent 1.0 FTE (37.5 hours per week) position to join our team and help deliver Step 2 short term counselling. Whilst this is a full-time position, we do however welcome suitably skilled and qualified applicants who would like to be considered for job share.


Experience of working within an IAPT service is ideal, or of working within a time limited framework, counselling adults with mild to moderate mental health issues. The provision of counselling is one of a range of therapeutic interventions within a stepped care pathway which helps to ensure increased service user choice and access to services.


The successful candidate will work as part of an established team of counsellors supporting clients by offering up to six sessions of counselling to adults across a number of community venues and GP practices in North Tyneside, and facilitating support groups. This post will temporarily involve a blended approach of home working and base working whilst restrictions regarding COVID-19 and social distancing remain in place, and therefore the post holder may be required to work confidentially from home.


We are looking for a competent counsellor with significant post qualification counselling experience who is able to work independently and is aware of how to make use of the outcome measures required when working within an IAPT service.


The post holder will be entitled to Sunderland Counselling Service benefits such as 30 days annual leave (pro-rata), access to our 24/7 employee assistance programme, Bike2Work Scheme, self-care group, and be part of a supportive team which emphasises the importance of continuing personal and professional development.


If you would like further information about the position, please contact Linda Collins, Operations Manager at


All applications, alongside a completed Equality and Diversity Monitoring Form, must be sent to by 11:59pm on 12th May 2021. Applications received after this time will not be considered.


Interviews will take place on Microsoft Teams week commencing 24th May 2021.



Please download below:

  • Job Description
  • Application Form
  • GDPR Privacy Notice for Applicants
  • Equal Opportunity and Diversity Monitoring Document