Applications are invited for counselling placements in the CliniQ CIC counselling service. CliniQ is the first trans-led holistic sexual health and wellbeing service in the UK and a pioneer in trans-led provision recognised worldwide.

We consider applications from counsellors who are trans/non-binary themselves; who have trans/non-binary partners or close family members; or have other significant experience of trans issues. A large proportion of those accessing our services are from BAME communities, and it is important to us that this is reflected in our counselling team.

Candidates will ideally be qualified to BACP, UKCP or other accrediting authority standards, or be students in the second year or above of an accredited practitioner course. Students will be able to count these hours for their practitioner qualification.

Qualified and experienced group supervision will be provided free.  This will be to the necessary standard for practitioner course requirements (Person Centred, Integrative and Psychodynamic).

Our service is client-led and we have at the core of our practice that we have no agenda around medical interventions for feelings of dysphoria (we do passionately believe in the timely availability of the NHS gender care path). We have other services to give advice on issues around NHS care path and other practical matters, so this will not be part of your remit. All clients will have been assessed and know what counselling is for.

During the restrictions necessitated by the COVID-19 pandemic, interviews may have to be via video link, and client sessions invariably so. Our latest information is that video sessions will continue to be allowed to be counted towards qualification for up to 50% of total hours required.

This is a notable opportunity both for clinical experience and to be on board with our groundbreaking service.

Contact: Please write with CV in the first instance to counselling@cliniq.org.uk.

To apply for this job email your details to counselling@cliniq.org.uk.