Self-employed Counsellor

  • Part time
  • Sessional
  • Edinburgh (On site)
  • Closing 19th April 2024

  • Advertised from 27th March 2024


TalkTime Scotland is a unique charity dedicated to supporting young people aged 12-25 who are either physically disabled or have a long-term physical health condition, through free weekly sessions of face-to-face or online counselling. For more information please see our website

Description of Post

The appointed counsellor will be self-employed and insured and will provide person-centred supportive counselling for between 1-4 hours per week. Hours will vary depending on the number of clients and it is envisaged that this work will be in addition to the counsellor’s current workload. Hours are flexible and are by mutual agreement. The rate of pay is £35 per session. A retainer fee of £35 per week will be paid if no sessions are available.


Clients are seen face-to-face at our base at Norton Park, 57 Albion Rd, Edinburgh EH7 5QY. Ideally, the counsellor would live or work within reasonable distance of this location. Clients may also request online or telephone counselling.

Responsible to

The counsellor will be responsible to the Trustees of the charity.

Confidentiality and Record Keeping

The counsellor will be responsible for documenting, maintaining and storing client records consistent with all legal, ethical and professional requirements.


  • Minimum 2 years’ post-qualification experience of counselling including working with young people.
  • BACP/COSCA accreditation.
  • Personal organization of external supervision with a suitably qualified counselling supervisor.
  • Maintenance of appropriate professional indemnity insurance.
  • Ability to work independently and to manage own caseload.
  • Flexible approach to working.
  • Awareness of issues facing physically disabled people.

Any successful candidate will be offered support in how to work with young physically disabled people and also the opportunity to share experiences through peer support with other counsellors working for the Charity. The charity TalkTime Scotland reserves the right to vary the candidate information or make no appointment at all. Neither in part, nor in whole, does this information form part of any contract between the Charity and any individual.

Application notes

Please send your CV and a covering letter to: Seonaid Cooke, Director, TalkTime Scotland. Email: Phone: 07774 210104

TalkTime Scotland

Scottish Registered Charity SC045158