The links below are relevant to Counselling and will list careers information, employers in your field and job/work experience opportunities.
You may want to look at other areas closely aligned to your subject area. Also bear in mind that there are a range of careers open to you which may not directly relate to the subject you have studied. Take a look at Things you can do with your degree to discover more careers options.
To access a comprehensive listing of occupations visit Prospects Explore Types of Jobs
Prospects – Graduate Careers Website.
- Job Profiles – Search A-Z of job profiles or view job categories.
- Job Sectors – Job sector profiles include: Health & Social Care and Charities & Voluntary Work.
- Graduate Job Search – For job vacancies across a range of areas.
British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy – For careers, training and job information. Also take a look at the student section.
UK Council for Psychotherapy – For students considering a career as a therapist.
Working as a Counsellor in the NHS – NHS careers information on working as a counsellor.
Schools Based Counselling Operating Toolkit – This Toolkit is a joint publication between the Welsh Assembly Government and the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. Its primary purpose was to provide a resource to build upon the National Strategy for School Based Counselling in Wales.
Search Counselling on Unilife Connect – Access graduate job vacancies, work experience, part-time jobs, careers events and set up job alerts from your chosen sector.
British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy Jobs Online – View counselling and psychotherapy vacancies. Free service to subscribed BACP members.
The Guardian – Search counselling jobs.
Jobswales – Jobs in Wales.
NHS Jobs – Search jobs within the NHS by category and location.
Community Care Jobs – Search for social care jobs by specialism and location.
Recruit 3 – View jobs in the charity sector in Wales.
Charity Job – View jobs and paid internships within the charity sector UK wide.
Jobs.ac.uk – Research, academic and administrative vacancies in universities, research institutions, commercial and public sector, schools and charities.
National Centre for Social Research – Offers range of opportunities including graduate research positions.
NSPCC – Find out about working for the NSPCC.
Action for Children – View ‘current vacancies’.
Save the Children Jobs – Search for jobs in the UK and Internationally.
Barnardo’s – Find out about jobs at Barnardo’s.
Barnardo’s School-based Counselling Service – Information on counselling service provided by Barnardo’s.
The Place2be – Volunteer Counsellors with The Place2be are trainee or qualified counsellors or therapists who work with children in a safe therapeutic setting within their primary school.
ChildLine Volunteer Counsellor – Volunteering with the NSPCC.
Recruit 3 – View voluntary internships with charities throughout Wales.
Volunteering Wales – Search for volunteering opportunities in Wales by type of opportunity and location.
Community Service Volunteers – CSV – Find out volunteering and jobs at CSV.
Barnardo’s Get Involved – Voluntary opportunities at Barnardo’s.
Homeless Cymru – Volunteering opportunities
Relate – jobs and volunteering.
Save the Children – ‘Get involved’ – Volunteer.
The National Autistic Society – See ‘Get involved’ for volunteering opportunities.
Volunteering Wales – Search ‘volunteering opportunities’ in Wales by type of opportunity and location.
Interlink – Voluntary bureau for the Rhondda Cynon Taff area. Contact them to find out about a range of voluntary opportunities in the local community.
Gwent Association of Voluntary Organisations (GAVO) – GAVO supports volunteer centres in former Gwent area.
Wales Council for Voluntary Action – Volunteering – Find out more about volunteering in Wales.
Search Counselling employers on Unilife Connect – Access graduate job vacancies, work experience, part-time jobs, careers events and set up job alerts from your chosen sector.
Counselling Directory – A nationwide database of qualified and insured counsellors and psychotherapists. Includes a detailed library of fact-sheets featuring information about the areas of distress in which counselling and psychotherapy may be of use.
Directgov Local Councils Directory – Search for jobs with county councils throughout the UK. Browse the A to Z lists, or search by county, region or country.
NHS Wales Directory – Search for NHS health boards and hospitals in Wales.
AGCAS Industry Insight – Health – Includes information on roles, entry and progression, typical employers and trends.
AGCAS Industry Insight – Social care – Includes information on roles, entry and progression, typical employers and trends.
AGCAS Industry Insight – Charity and development work – Includes information on roles, entry and progression, typical employers and trends.
Guardian Careers Talk Podcast – Working in the Charity Sector.
Career Player – Video profiles on Charity and ‘Not for profit’ sector, Health Care & Medical Services, Government/Public Sector, Teaching & Education.
The content of these sites is subject to change and not subject to the editorial control of the Careers Service and Unilife. If you come across a link which takes you to a poor quality or dysfunctional site, please contact the Careers Service and let us know, so the link can be removed.
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