WWC Recruitment: IAPT Counsellor

WWC are delighted to be able to offer this exciting opportunity for a motivated trainee or qualified IAPT counsellor to join our staff team providing 1:1 and group interventions for women experiencing multiple and complex issues.

​Well Women Centre is a local charity offering holistic mental health and wellbeing services to women in the Wakefield District. Please see the summary below plus the attached Job Description and Person Specification for full details.


  • Pro-rata £24,511 – £25,623
  • 16 – 24 hours per week, pattern to be negotiated depending on organisational requirements
  • 6 – 12 month contract initially with a view to extend subject to funding

Essential criteria:

  • Minimum of two years post qualification experience
  • Working towards BACP accreditation
  • IAPT PCEC / DIT qualification or working towards qualification within the next 3 months
  • Experience of working with clients with multiple and complex needs

What we can offer you:

We are a caring, supportive all women centre. As a service, we pride ourselves in ensuring staff wellbeing is prioritised and offer opportunities for continued professional development.

WWC has over 35 years of experience and is respected in the district. We are passionate about women having quality wellbeing, support and mental health services. WWC offer staff an employee pension scheme, monthly external clinical supervision, internal group supervision, generous leave allowance, health insurance with Sovereign Health Care, ongoing CPD, wellbeing sessions and funded training opportunities.

The closing date for applications: Friday 14th May at 9am

Interviews: week commencing 17th May 

Please note that this role is subject to an enhanced DBS check and it is a genuine occupational qualification that a females takes on this role, and the post is exempt under section 7 (2) (e) of the Sex Discrimination Act 1975

Job description – IAPT Counsellor

Person specification – IAPT Counsellor

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Useful support services


116 123 (free phone)

01924 377011 (Local base in Wakefield)

You can call the Samaritans about any issue, at any time, every day of the year.

Check in and Chat Service

‘Check in and Chat Service’ is a safety net to help with heightened anxiety, where you can share your feelings if needed, during Covid-19. You can directly refer yourself for a chat by completing a referral form or via the Councils Contact Centre 0345 8 506 506, choose option 3.

Referral form: www.ciac.identify.digital/

Mental health support in the Wakefield District

List of local support services in the Wakefield District.


Wakefield District Domestic Abuse Service

It’s a very uncertain time for many of us, but particularly for those in lockdown with an abusive partner. This is why domestic abuse remains a priority during the Coronavirus outbreak.

For advice, help and support WDDAS are here to help. Please call 0800 915 1561

Please note this line is open 8:30am – 5pm Monday – Thursday and 8:30am – 4:30pm Friday


If you are seeking support/new clients

Self-referral to our services is re-opening from the week commencing Monday 13th July.

To register for our services you need to contact us by telephone in the time slots outlined below or enquire by email.

Registration days + times: Mondays 5pm – 7.30pm/ Fridays 10am -12.30pm

Registration contact details: Telephone – 01924 211 114/ Email – info@wellwomenwakefield.org.uk

We are not accepting visitors into our centre. Please contact us by telephone or email only for self-referral during our Registration times.

Finally, we want to take a moment to reassure you that even though there are temporary interruptions to our service delivery, we aim keep our website updated and would advise you to keep checking it for regular updates and links to useful self-help resources and guidance.