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Counsellors and Psychosexual Therapists

Relate Severn and Wye has vacancies for experienced, qualified practitioners to deliver relationship counselling or psychosexual therapy on a sessional basis. We are interested in talking to qualified counsellors who may have previously worked for Relate or have trained to work with couples or families elsewhere.

Experienced counsellors can begin to work for Relate without additional training if their qualifications meet the Relate Assessment of Prior Experience & Learning (APEL) requirements. For accepted APEL training please see our information documents below.

APEL Assessment details

You will be one of a team of Relationship Practitioners that work on a regular basis to deliver appointments across Herefordshire, Worcestershire & Gloucestershire. We are looking for counsellors to offer a minimum of 4 hours per week, preferably more.

Some evening and/or Saturday work will be required.

Advantages of working for Relate include:

  • Working for a nationally recognised, specialist service with an excellent reputation
  • A dedicated appointments team that takes calls and makes appointments 5 days a week up to 7.00pm and Saturday up to 1.00pm for all of our counsellors
  • High quality one-to-one clinical supervision each month
  • The opportunity to be part of our free group supervision system with a chance to share good practice with other experienced practitioners
  • A range of free tailored CPD courses run specifically for our counsellors
  • Access to a national practice helpline for emergency consultation on practice issues
  • Full professional indemnity cover

More about the role:

  • Salary is dependent upon experience
  • This role is subject to a satisfactory DBS disclosure and references
  • We're hiring multiple counsellors, so this application has an ongoing deadline 
  • Interviews – to be held by request upon receipt of suitable candidate applications
  • Start date – subject to negotiation

To apply, please send a copy of your CV to or call 01905 28051.

Student Placements

Relate Severn and Wye only considers applications for placements from students who live within the Worcestershire, Herefordshire & Gloucestershire area and who are undertaking their Level 5 relationship training or above with Relate. We are in need of a student who lives in the Redditch area particularly.

Please note, we are not able to consider placement requests from students undertaking any other courses.  Due to the number of enquiries we receive, unsolicited emails might not receive a response.  If you are interested in training with Relate contact for further information.

New Trustee 

We need an additional Trustee to help us support clients and develop our services in Herefordshire, Worcestershire and Gloucestershire especially following the impact of the pandemic on all of our lives.   

What will you be doing?

Do you empathise with our work, and are willing to support what we do by working with a dynamic team of trustees and staff to further develop the charity and its services?  Do you have business or not-for-profit experience?  Can you spare a few hours each month to support us? If so then we would be delighted to hear from you and receive your application.

What are we looking for?

We are looking for someone who has empathy toward our work, is enthusiastic about helping and can bring a different set of skills to the team. 

Our trustees meet monthly in Worcester or by Zoom throughout the year to consider and review Relate Severn and Wye's strategic direction and its business development plans. We need a person who can commit to attending these meetings and occasional other meetings such as the AGM.

What difference will you make?

You will be part of the Board of Trustees and in this role you will contribute to the strategic direction of the charity. Your input into regularly reviewing our services against the agreed business objectives will be vital to help our charity to maintain and further develop its sustainability and impact for local people.

What's in it for the volunteer?

As we move forward beyond the Covid 19 pandemic, your role as Trustee is vital in helping us offer appropriate services to local clients, both face to face and by telephone or webcam contributing to a sustainable future for our charity.

We have a broad mix of skills, knowledge and experience amongst our trustees and each person has much to offer. We work in a professional manner and exhibit strong governance of the charity. We are a friendly bunch with an informal style. You will receive a very warm welcome, cake and biscuits ! You will receive a full induction and support to help you settle into the Trustee role.

If you are interested please e-mail in the first instance with a brief resume.

Volunteers for our Charity Shop in Evesham

We are currently looking for volunteers to support us in our new charity shop located in Evesham.  If you feel like you could spare a few hours to support us please contact our shop manager Olivia on 01386 304657 

The benefits of volunteering are:

  • Social - make new friends and contact in the community and build your self confidence.
  • Help a charity that makes a difference to local people in Evesham and Worcestershire.
  • Learn new skills for your CV.

Key Tasks of the role;

  • Welcoming and greeting customers, thanking donors and working on the till.
  • Working in the "engine room", sorting donations and steaming clothing.
  • Merchandising and updating the window display.
  • General housekeeping.