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Associate Counsellor/Psychotherapist - Neurodiversity

Qualified counsellors, psychotherapists, clinical/counselling psychologists and coaches required for self-employed associate roles in Leeds and UK-wide for Free2BMe Therapy Services, an exciting new venture in the neurodivergent mental health space. We offer mental health support and coaching to adults, children and young people, couples and families. We are neurodiversity affirmative and strengths based in our approach - we view neurodivergence as difference, not deficit.

We are neurodivergent led and particularly welcome neurodivergent professionals. All modalities welcome - we aim to offer a variety of options for our clients, as we are aware that one size does not fit all. We welcome clients with a variety of neurological differences such as ADHD, autism, Tourette's, brain injuries, PSTD/CPTSD, specific learning difficulties, bipolar, and sensory processing differences. Our practitioners may specialise in working with one or more neurodivergent conditions.

We are particularly looking to recruit professionals who have their own space for face to face work, but remote only practitioners will also be considered. Working hours are completely flexible to suit you, there is no minimum or maximum number of hours. We do have high demand for evening appointments, so it helps if you are able to offer some evening sessions, but it is not essential.

We are particularly interested to hear from qualified couples' and family therapists who are trained/experienced in working with neurodivergent and mixed neurotype couples and family groups, and neurodiversity affirmative parent/family coaches.

Rates of pay dependent on qualifications, specialisms and experience - starting from £50/hr for counsellors/psychotherapists/coaches with 2yrs+ experience. Clinical/counselling psychology rates start from £75/hr dependent on experience.


Essential criteria:

Qualified counsellor/psychotherapist/coach able to work unrestricted in the UK
Registered with a PSA-accredited body (UKCP, BACP, NCS, BABCP, HCPC, BPS etc) or for coaches, membership of the AOC, ICF or EMCC
Registered as self-employed (sole trader or limited company)
Hold professional indemnity insurance
Have your own confidential work space, either within your home or externally, for working either face to face or remotely with clients or both
Have appropriate clinical supervision arrangements in place that meet your professional body's requirements (or reflective practice for coaches)
Undertaken further training/CPD in working with neurodivergence/specific conditions on top of core qualification, preferably training that is led or informed by lived experience.
A sound understanding of the principles of neurodiversity and the social model of disability.
Work with a neurodiversity affirmative and anti-oppressive ethos - for more info about how we define this, please go to our website https:\\free2bmetherapyservices.com and read our About Us and About Neurodiversity sections.
Desirable

Diagnosed, either formally or self diagnosed, as neurodivergent
2 years+ post-qualification experience (qualified counsellors/therapists with less experience would be able to enter our scheme for newly qualified practitioners)
Able to offer at least one evening per week for working clients who are unable to attend appointments during the day

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