This vacancy has now closed

Counsellor (Self Employed)

  • Part time
  • Sessional
  • Based at VOCAL Edinburgh Carers’ Hub, 60 Leith Walk, Edinburgh EH6 5HB and potentially one day at another locality in Edinburgh
  • Closing 19th September 2022

  • Advertised from 5th September 2022
  • NEW terms: up to 6 paid client sessions per week. Self-employed hours are flexible and can be negotiated between the counsellor and the client to suit. Hourly rate: £22.50 per client session (plus clinical supervision paid for by VOCAL)


VOCAL is the Voice of Carers across Lothian, a Scottish charity run by carers and for carers since 1994.

VOCAL's COSCA recognised Counselling Service provides counselling to adult carers (18 and older) who provide unpaid care to a family member, partner, relative or friend who requires help to manage a long term illness, disability, physical or mental health problem or drug/alcohol addiction in Edinburgh and/or Midlothian.

We are seeking a qualified and experienced counsellor to provide counselling sessions face to face and digitally, in line with existing counselling service models and as stated in the Service’s Code of Practice for Counsellors.

The appointed counsellor will hold a postgraduate diploma in Counselling from a recognised educational establishment and ideally have 250 post-qualifying hours (minimum 150); and be registered with a professional body, i.e. COSCA, BACP, UKCP or equivalent. The diploma course must be validated by COSCA or equivalent.

Application notes

How to apply

Download the person specification / job description. Complete the application form and equal opportunities form and return to or by post to HR, VOCAL, 60 Leith Walk, Edinburgh, EH6 5HB. If you would like further information about the role please contact Angela Genetti (Counselling Service Manager) on 0131 4668082.

Closing date: Monday, 19 September 2022 at 5pm. Please note however that this position may close sooner if we receive a sufficient pool of applications.

Interviews: TBC