Theory Seminar Leader

An exciting opportunity to teach on a popular and highly rated foundation course at WCP.

Role: Theory Seminar Leader
Location: Frome, BA11
Start date: September 2022
Deadline for applications: 8th June 2022
Salary: £35.70 per hour

Role description:
Foundation Certificate in Psychodynamic Skills and Attitudes
Wednesday Daytime Course 2022-2023
Theory Seminar Leader

Wessex Counselling & Psychotherapy, (WCP), is a not-for-profit organisation which formed in 1983 to offer professional and affordable psychodynamic counselling and psychotherapy in Frome, Bath, Bristol, Street and surrounding areas. Wessex Counselling and Psychotherapy provide counselling and psychotherapy training.

Our counselling service is accredited by the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). All our counsellors adhere to the BACP’s Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions and the British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC) Code of Ethics. We are also a member of the National Counselling Network.

An exciting opportunity to teach on a popular and highly rated foundation course at WCP.

We currently have a vacancy for theory seminar leader on the evening Foundation Certificate in Psychodynamic Skills and Attitudes starting in September 2022. This is an exciting opportunity to join the established teaching staff of Wessex Counselling and Psychotherapy. The applicant must be a qualified and experienced counsellor/psychotherapist with an analytical approach. He/she must be registered with BPC as a psychodynamic counsellor or psychotherapist, a BACP accredited member (MBACP Accred) or UKCP (CPJA) member. The ideal person will have experience in teaching or training adults.

Course information
WCP runs two Foundation Certificate in Psychodynamic Skills and Attitudes Courses. Each course day includes a theory seminar, counselling skills practice and an experiential group. In addition, there are two compulsory Saturday workshops and two personal tutorials.

This course introduces students to the skills required in counselling and the theory that underpins the psychodynamic way of working. The course is for anyone who is interested in counselling and/or psychodynamic psychotherapy who feel they would benefit; for self-development, for personal development allied to their current work or for those who wish to go onto further training.

Course days:
Wednesday Daytime 11.30 – 12.30 midday

Contact hours:
1 hour/session, three x 10 week terms, running approximately in accordance with the academic year, that commences in September.

Rate of Pay:
2022/2023 rate of pay currently under review.
(2021/2022 £35.70 per hour, plus £20 allowance for attendance at Training Committee and annual External Examiner Meetings.)

For an informal discussion or further details please contact: Diane Coulson, Preclinical Course Leader:

Deadline for applications: 08/06/2022

We ask that you submit your CV and supporting information as soon as possible as we reserve the right to close the vacancy at any time. Interviews will be arranged in June.

Contact email:


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