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  • Part time
  • £26,975 pro-rata
  • Changes Office, 108 Market Street, Musselburgh
  • Closing 2nd June 2023

  • Advertised from 1st May 2023
  • 14 up to 20 hours hrs p/w. Until end March 2024, with the possibility of continuation subject to funding.
  • 35 days annual leave (incl. public holidays) pro rata


The Role

Changes operates a small, vibrant, generic counselling service for adults in East Lothian aged 16 and over. Our team of about 10 part-time counsellors are a mix of staff, trainee and volunteer therapists offering around 45 appointments per week. We are looking to recruit qualified therapists passionate about mental health, wellbeing, and community, with an appetite for teamwork. The successful candidate will provide 1-1 counselling within a short-term, hybrid model, carry out counselling consultations (assessments), mentor trainee counsellors, write referrals and reports and undertake administrative tasks relating to client work. They will play an active role as a member of the Changes team, contributing ideas and input to support the development of Changes wider services.

About Changes

Changes believes in positive mental health and wellbeing for everyone. As a charity in East Lothian, Changes is here to help the community achieve and maintain positive mental health and wellbeing by providing a wide range of services and activities including 1-1 therapy, support groups and courses, healthy living activities, training, and volunteering opportunities.

Services are free and open to everyone over the age of 16 living, or registered with a GP, in East Lothian. Changes provides support for a wide range of challenges including stress, panic, low mood, low self-esteem, anxiety, worry, depression, and negative thinking. Activities are friendly, welcoming, and inclusive and offer opportunities to meet new people, get active and get involved in the local community.

Our Vision:

Our vision is that everyone in East Lothian enjoys positive mental health and wellbeing.

Our Mission:

Changes have grown from within the community to enable people to achieve and maintain good mental health and wellbeing through:

• Support groups and courses

• Therapy from experienced therapists as well as therapists in training

• Healthy living activities

• Training our community to support others

Our Values:

Compassion – We treat our work, our community, our partners and each other with warmth, respect and compassion.

Welcoming – We offer a warm, friendly and supportive welcome to everyone. We know it’s not always easy to ask for help but we’re here to support you.

Community – We are an inclusive community which celebrates and values the diversity of East Lothian and everyone living there.


The job is based in Changes premises in Musselburgh. However, there may be some occasional home working, where appropriate.

Application notes

For an informal chat about the role please contact Rebecca Mitchell, Therapy Manager at our office by calling 0131 653 3977 or by emailing

To apply please submit a CV and covering letter explaining your suitability to the role (based on the personal specification), along with the equalities monitoring form and return to or post to Changes, 108 Market Street, Musselburgh, EH21 6QA.

The closing date for applications is Friday 2 June and interviews will be held on Thursday 15 June at the Changes office in Musselburgh.