Clinical Counselling Services Manager

 Due to retirement a vacancy has become available for a well organised, committed and thoughtful person to manage the clinical aspects of the counselling service delivered by Sutton Counselling.

We are a BACP accredited voluntary counselling agency providing psychodynamic counselling to the community of the London Borough of Sutton and surrounding areas (South West London and North West Surrey) at a fee which is affordable for the client’s means.  We have 36 counsellors providing up to 115 sessions per week.   Counsellors are supported by weekly supervision from one of our nine supervisors, in groups of four counsellors.  We are a registered charity and were established in 2001.

The Clinical Services Manager works 12 hours weekly spread over two days (with some flexible working) and is responsible for managing the day to day clinical work of the organisation.  This includes receiving assessments and allocating clients to counsellors, as well as the recruitment, appointment and management of counsellors, supervisors and assessors.  This is a key management role which reports to the Head of Operations and is supported by an administrator.

We are looking for a well organised, committed and thoughtful, qualified Psychodynamic Counsellor or Psychotherapist with significant experience as a supervisor and strong people management skills.

We are able to facilitate building up to the full working hours alongside a long handover period for the right appointee, should this be necessary and desirable.

Closing Date: Friday 22nd September              Interview: Monday 2nd October

For Job Description and Person Specification please email:

If you wish to discuss the role informally please contact Alistair Park, Head of Operations, on 07740932859.

To apply please send a CV and Personal Statement, indicating how you meet the person specification criteria and outlining your interest and suitability for the role, to:


Alistair Park, Head of Operations and Development

Sutton Counselling, 21a Cheam Road, Sutton, Surrey, SM1 1SN





Counselling Placement Vacancies

We have several vacancies for counsellors seeking a placement in a psychodynamic BACP accredited community counselling service.  We offer experience of both long-term and brief counselling work.  Counsellors attend a weekly supervision group and build up to a caseload of 3-4 clients. We are looking for counsellors who have some previous experience, or are in the later stages of psychodynamic training.  We will consider applications from integrative counsellors with a significant psychodynamic component to their training and a demonstrated interest in psychodynamic work.

Send your CV and covering letter to .


Board Members

We are also interested in people who may like to join our Board.  You will have experience of strategic development, governance, or special interest in promotions and marketing or fundraising. For more information please contact in the first instance the Centre Director, Alistair Park at


Sutton Counselling Talking Helps

21a Cheam Road, Sutton, Surrey SM1 1SN

Tel  020 8661 7869  Fax  020 8643 0683

Sutton Counselling is a BACP Accredited Service