Associate Counsellor

Turning Point NI

Friday / 02 December 2022 12:00pm

£25 per attended session/£10 per late cancellation session (within 24 hrs) Hours per week: zero contract Web link: Accountable to Director of Services.

Key Responsibilities: 

  • Assess potential clients as to their suitability for counselling using the assessment process
  • Provide counselling both face to face and online/telephone
  • Provide counselling for individuals who have experienced/ experiencing mental health issues.
  • Provide crisis counselling sessions as required.
  • Participate in the development, delivery and evaluation of clients.
  • Provide telephone counselling support and information as required.
  • Be familiar with available and relevant statutory, voluntary and private sector services and contribute to a data bank of such information.
  • Keep professional records of all client contact and attend clinical management supervision in line with company procedures
  • Be prepared to undergo further training as required and keep updated with developments in professional practice
  • Actively pursue personal development and growth as a counsellor
  • Be familiar with and work according to Turning Point NI policies, procedures and practice

Personal Specification

The successful applicant will be required to have the following experience, qualifications and personal skills.


  • Minimum Level 5 Diploma in counselling or its equivalent
  • Minimum one-year supervised clinical practice in a face to face setting (150 hours).
  • Good working knowledge of issues relating to all aspects of mental health.
  • Ability to use initiative while working individually or as part of a team
  • Experience of working with mental health issues
  • An ability to recognise and appropriately deal with risk
  • Accreditation with NCS, BACP or ICAP (or working on accreditation)
  • Computer literacy


  • Ability to counsel through a range of mediums
  • Experience working in the voluntary sector

Terms & conditions

  • Clinical supervision: sessional counsellors required to have 1.5 hours per month by an approved supervisor. 
  • Notice period of one month on either side required.
  • Attendance at a formal induction and ongoing training will be required.
  • Any appointment will be subject to an Access NI Check (Enhanced)

Additional Requirement:

Must have Professional Indemnity insurance for up £2-3Million.

Application by CV form only.

Candidates successful in shortlisting will be notified by email, confirming this date and time for interview.

Closing Date

Friday / 02 December 2022 12:00pm

Contact Details

62 Lower Mill Street
BT43 5AF