Self-employed Counsellor

£130 per day
Closing date
7.5 hours per week (one day a week)
Contract type
Interview date

Solace Women’s Aid is dedicated to providing a full range of services for women and their children, enabling them to live lives free from domestic and sexual violence.  Our Therapeutic team coordinates referrals for the Ascent project, supporting women who have experienced or are living with domestic and/or sexual violence.

We are recruiting for an experienced counsellor to deliver therapeutic sessions for women in the borough of Hackney.

For all roles you must be accredited or registered with either BACP or UKCP and working towards accreditation.  Clinical supervision and CPD will be provided.

You will need to demonstrate an excellent understanding of VAWG (violence against women and girls) and the issues women face, along with evidence of working with women and an understanding of their needs.  Excellent communication and empathy skills are paramount.  An ability to think on your feet and adapt to the needs of the client in terms of therapeutic and clinical risk intervention is essential.

This is a self-employed position, to provide 1 day’s counselling per week in Hackney on either a Thursday or possibly a Friday.

The interview dates may be changed and will be confirmed at a later date.

How to apply

To apply please complete and send the Application Form AND Equality Monitoring form to by the closing date above. If for any reason you are having trouble downloading the documents, please email us and we will send the documents to you.

Unfortunately we do not accept CVs.

Please ensure you send the correct documents by the closing date, as late applications will not be accepted.

Due to the number of applications we receive, Solace Women’s Aid cannot communicate further with applicants who are not shortlisted for interview. If you do not hear from us within two weeks of the closing date, please assume that your application was not successful this time.

Solace Women’s Aid values diversity, promotes equality and challenges discrimination. We encourage and welcome applications from people of all backgrounds. We particularly welcome applicants from black minority and ethnic communities.

Solace is a Disability Confident employer. Please feel free to email us at if you require any additional support to apply for this role.

This service is run by women for women and is therefore restricted to women applicants under the Equality Act 2010, Schedule 9, and Part 1. Section 7(2) e of the Sex Discrimination Act 1975 apply. The post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act.

An enhanced DBS (Disclosure Barring Service) disclosure will be required for this role

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