Website The Havens

The Havens are specialist sexual assault referral centres.

This post is open to female applicants only as it is a genuine occupational requirement under The Equality Act 2010, part 1 schedule 9.

We are seeking a creative and values-driven Counsellor/Psychotherapist to join our team. The Havens provide comprehensive forensic, medical and aftercare services to complainants of recent incident of sexual violence.

The post holder we are looking for needs to have post graduate counselling/psychotherapy qualifications and experience of working with sexual trauma and providing psychological assessment and short to medium-term intervention to adults in one-to-one therapy as well as groups and workshops.

It is also essential to have an experience of assessing and managing risk in the context of mental health, as safeguarding is vital to our work.

The post holder will have previously worked within an NHS setting or similar busy multi-disciplinary team providing counselling/psychotherapy.

Depending on experience, there will be opportunities for supervision of students/trainees, and to contribute to service development.

The post holder will be responsible for managing a counselling waiting list autonomously. Excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to work as part of a team are essential.


Please note:

  • For more information and applications please visit: 
  • That the closing date – 22nd June 2021 – listed is a guide only and that the vacancy may close earlier should a sufficient number of applications be received. We advise that you submit your application as early as possible.
  • We are hoping to be able to recruit to more than one band 6 post.
  • Once you have submitted your application, you agree to your application being transferred to a 3rd party e-recruitment system.
  • That your employment is offered subject to successful completion of a 6 month Probationary Period.
  • That we are a smoke-free Trust.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Name Milena Alincova

Job title Senior Psychotherapist

Email address

Telephone number 02032991599

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