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.

We are currently recruiting for:

Counsellor/Psychotherapist – 8-16 session team (12 month maternity cover)

About the Role

Are you exceptional and 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.

These posts offer the opportunity to provide therapy for women who:


Salary £28,361 – £39,921 (pro rata) depending on skills, experience and training plus 5% employer pension contribution.

Higher salary (up to £46,728) may be available for a candidate with specialist qualifications / experience.

We offer regular external clinical supervision, reflective practice groups, peer support and a generous individual training budget for professional development.

Applications are invited from women (Genuine Occupational Qualifications apply under the Equality Act 2010).

At WCTS, we welcome and encourage applications from all women regardless of age, disability, ethnicity, religion and sexual orientation. We encourage women from BAME communities to apply as we are underrepresented here at this level in the organisation. We also encourage applications from people, who have accessed counselling or wider mental health or social care services.

WCTS does not accept unsolicited CVs from external recruitment agencies nor accept the fees associated with them.
We are an Equal Opportunities Employer and encourage applications from underrepresented groups.

Closing date for applications: 5 July 2024 at 9am
Planned interview dates: week commencing 15 July 2024

To find out more about the role and the benefits of working for WCTS, you can call 0113 245 5725 to arrange an informal conversation with Service Manager Gemma Ridge.

Board of Trustees – new members

Women’s Counselling and Therapy Service (WCTS) is the specialist women and girls mental health charity in Leeds. Our mission is to work with vulnerable women and girls who experience significant mental health difficulties; providing accessible therapeutic services that offer brief medium and long term relationship and result in valued and sustainable change.

Trustees play a critical part in this highly regarded, specialist charity. As we celebrate 40 years of services and move into the next stage of development we are seeking to strengthen the Board adding new trustees to our current complement.

We are looking for women with a passion for mental health or living in / working with communities experiencing deprivation. We are particularly interested in hearing from women with experience of finance or acting as Treasurer.

We especially invite young women to consider this opportunity (that is under 30 years old as this age group is currently under represented on the Board).

To find out more about the role please download the Trustee Recruitment Pack: