TalkTime Scotland
TalkTime Scotland

Charity registered in Scotland SC045158

TalkTime Scotland is a charity founded in 2014 with the following aim: “ To help physically disabled young people to reach their potential and to improve their mental well-being and that of their families. ” We support disabled people aged between 12 and 25 through weekly one-to-one counselling sessions with qualified professionals. This can be face-to-face, by video link or by telephone.

Current vacancies

Vacancy for Self-employed Counsellor

  • Part time
  • Sessional
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 13th December 2021

TalkTime Scotland is a unique charity dedicated to supporting young people aged 12-25 who are either physically disabled or have a long-term physical health condition, through free weekly sessions of face-to-face or online counselling. For more information please see our website

Description of Post

The appointed counsellor will be self-employed and insured and will provide person-centred supportive counselling for between 1-4 hours per week. Hours will vary depending on the number of clients and it is envisaged that this work will be in addition to the counsellor’s current workload. Hours are flexible and are by mutual agreement. The rate of pay is £30 per session. A retainer fee of £30 per week will be paid if no sessions are available.


Clients are seen face-to-face at our base at Norton Park, 57 Albion Rd, Edinburgh EH7 5QY. Ideally, the counsellor should live or work close to this location. Clients may also request online or telephone counselling.

Responsible to

The counsellor will be responsible to the Trustees of the charity.

Confidentiality and Record Keeping

The counsellor will be responsible for documenting, maintaining and storing client records consistent with all legal, ethical and professional requirements.


  • Minimum 2 years’ post-qualification experience of counselling including working with
  • young people.
  • BACP/COSCA accreditation.
  • Personal organization of external supervision with a suitably qualified counselling
  • supervisor.
  • Maintenance of appropriate professional indemnity insurance.
  • Ability to work independently and to manage own caseload.
  • Flexible approach to working.
  • Awareness of issues facing physically disabled people.

Any successful candidate will be offered support in how to work with young physically disabled people and also the opportunity to share experiences through peer support with other counsellors working for the Charity.