Work with us

We’re a dynamic organisation on the lookout for women with skills, energy and sensitivity to join our team.  This includes full and part-time paid staff, volunteers and sessional workers too.  In return for your commitment, we provide a friendly and supportive environment where you’ll carry out rewarding work, and we also offer excellent opportunities for developing your skills.  We’re a family-friendly employer too, so we understand the demands placed on working mothers and accommodate their needs whenever we can.

Women’s Counselling and Therapy Service is an award winning organisation providing long term individual and group therapy to disadvantaged women who wouldn’t otherwise be able to access therapy. We believe in a world where all women and girls enjoy good mental health and flourish.

Are you looking to make a difference to the lives of marginalised women? If so, we are looking for you to join our friendly and supportive team of counsellors and psychotherapists.

Counsellor / Psychotherapist – Perinatal Service

Salary £25,725 – 36,210 (pro rata) depending on skills and experience plus 5% employer pension contribution. Additional salary may be available for an exceptional candidate with further training and/or experience. We offer regular external clinical supervision, reflective practice groups, peer support, generous individual training budget for professional development.

21 – 28 hours per week (Negotiable to include Wednesday morning and at least one early evening to 7pm). Based at Portland Street LS1 3DR, and working from community venues in Leeds.

This post offers the opportunity to work with a wide variety of issues in a range of contracts (six months to two years). The successful candidate will have experience of working with the consequences of violence and abuse. Work with deprivation and or asylum seekers would be an advantage. The successful candidate will ideally have experience of working with pregnant women and mothers with babies.

Applications are invited from female counsellors or psychotherapists with full BACP Accreditation / UKCP Registration (or equivalent) OR those eligible for Accreditation with at least 500 post qualifying hours.

Applications are invited from a broad spectrum of women (Genuine Occupational Qualifications apply under the Equality Act 2010). Posts are subject to DBS checks. We are an equal opportunities employer and all applications are considered on merit. However, applicants from women from Black, Asian and minority ethnic communities are particularly welcomed.

For an informal discussion contact Mags Shevlin on 0113 245 5725

Application packs may be downloaded from Or by an email request to

Closing date for applications: Monday 13 June at 12 noon. Interviews w/c 27 June

WCTS provides long term individual and group therapy for women and girls on a low income with long-standing moderate to severe mental health needs. We provide a general service together with a range of further specialised projects working with mothers, girls, isolated communities and community leaders, and work in partnership with others.