We are hiring!


With the launch of our new Children and Young People service, The Base we now have a wider range of placement counsellor opportunities to offer, all supported by a personal development programme of training for each counsellor.

We are looking to recruit a number of placement counsellors that are passionate about the type of work this charity does (which you can see on our website www.futurelivinghertford.co.uk).

Please read below what one of our counsellors, who has completed their time here at Future Living Hertford, had to say about their experience with us. 

As a trainee counsellor I was hoping for an easy way into placement work, so to begin with a charity such as Future Living felt quite daunting. I wondered if I could really be of help to those who had been through so much in their lives already and had so much to overcome. On my induction tour, I remember being told to be prepared for work that was challenging but ultimately very rewarding, and this proved to be absolutely true. The safeguarding, domestic violence and addiction training combined with Sandra’s belief in me as a counsellor helped me to feel prepared and well-supported. 

I’d been in the placement for just under six months when the pandemic hit and Future Living had to step up to the challenge of offering remote support to clients – and at a time when there was a huge escalation in domestic abuse. Providing counselling now seemed more important than ever.

I’ve always been impressed by the range of services Future Living offers and, not least, the creative ways they find to engage people in counselling who might be resistant to more conventional face-to-face approaches. The work with children and young people who have been affected by domestic abuse is so important – what’s clear to me from counselling adults is that if many of them had been helped at a younger age, they may have had a much smoother life path.

My placement at Future Living has pushed me out of my comfort zone on many occasions, but I constantly remind myself that no one ever said it would be easy and that challenging myself is the best way to grow and learn as a counsellor. 

We are seeking people who have life experience and are ready to take on the challenges in an organisation connected to Domestic Abuse and Addiction.  Some of your clients will come from our community and may be experiencing anxiety and depression as a result of Coronavirus and isolation. 

You must be qualified to Level 3 with a reputable educational establishment who will offer you support alongside ourselves.  Clinical Supervision will be required as well as student membership of BACP or similar.

We find a real value in working face to face and now we can, with Covid protocols in place, we ideally want candidates who live within a 10-mile radius of Hertford where our office is based.

We are in a unique position to change lives together and support you as a placement counsellor while you learn. We look forward to hearing from you. 

Looking forward, there are always opportunities for paid work once you have qualified in areas of the charity and at some point in your journey with us we can discuss this.





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