Counsellor / CBT Therapist

  • Part time
  • £36,917 – £40,736 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 3rd December 2021

  • Advertised from 17th November 2021
  • 30 hours per week. Applications for job sharing may be considered. Starting Salary £36,917 pro rata (rising to £40,736 pro rata after 6-12 months satisfactory performance)
  • + Pension + Benefits


Scotland’s first modern hospice, St Columba’s Hospice Care first opened its doors in 1977. Over the years it has grown and evolved into an exemplary provider of specialist palliative care for thousands of people with life-limiting illnesses in Edinburgh and the Lothians, while also providing support to their relatives and loved ones. Our patients face a range of conditions, including cancer, respiratory disease, heart failure and MND. We currently have a part-time vacancy to join our dedicated team.

We are looking for an approachable, organised, motivated and compassionate counsellor / CBT therapist to join our specialist Family Support Team.

Working with other counsellors and as part of a multidisciplinary team, you will be instrumental in the continued development of counselling, bereavement and carer support services at St Columba’s Hospice. Working with adults living with incurable illness and facing end of life, as well as with their relatives and loved ones, you will be a registered, qualified and experienced counsellor and/or CBT therapist, accredited by BACP and/or BABCP or eligible for such accreditation, and will have specialist knowledge of illness, loss and bereavement. You will provide sessions both in-person and/or remotely via telephone and/or NHS NearMe. Able to work well as part of a team, you will have excellent communication skills, and will enjoy being involved in the recruitment, training and supervision of volunteers.

Experience of providing counselling supervision, of working in a health care setting, and of offering time-limited psychological therapies and group work would support your application.

For an informal discussion about the post please call Craig Hutchison, Family Support Team Manager, on 0131 551 1381.

Application notes

For an application form and job description, visit our website at Alternatively call 0131 551 7722 or by email

CLOSING DATE: 5pm on Friday 3 December 2021

INTERVIEW: Thursday 16 December 2021

Scottish Charity No SC003634