Current Vacancies


Volunteer Counsellor Positions

BCS welcomes applications from qualified or trainee counsellors to join our committed team of Volunteer Counsellors.

Attending weekly group supervision is a requirement when counselling clients at BCS. We currently have spaces within the following groups: Mondays 4.15-5.45pm, Wednesdays 2.15-3.45pm, Thursdays 12.45-2.15pm.

For further details on applying, please see the Application and Selection Guidelines for Applicants and External Assessment – Guidelines for Applicants.

Please also see the Counsellors’ Expectations of BCS and BCS Expectations of Counsellors document, which describes what BCS provides for counsellors who undertake counselling of BCS clients, and what BCS in turn expects of such counsellors.

Please note that we are unable to consider applications from counsellors in training unless trainees are able to start the placement within approximately two months. Applications made too far in advance mean that it is difficult for us to predict how trainees would develop over the intervening months and it is important for us to get as good an understanding as possible of where trainees are at the point at which they would begin seeing clients at BCS. We are also unable to predict what spaces we may have available in supervision groups too far in advance.

We offer a payment scheme for qualified counsellors; please enquire if you would like further details.

If you wish to submit an application for consideration, please download an Application Form and email your completed form to or send it by post to Basingstoke Counselling Service, Goldings, London Road, Basingstoke, Hampshire, RG21 4AN.

If you have any queries or would like an informal chat prior to applying, please contact our Head of Counselling on 01256 843125 or

N.B.  Our office and counselling rooms are located on the first floor of a Grade II Listed building owned by Basingstoke & Deane Borough Council.  Regrettably there is no disabled access.


Teaching Opportunities
Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling 

Basingstoke Counselling Service is a busy, vibrant counselling and training organisation at the heart of the community. We have over 20 years’ experience in providing highly respected, comprehensive counselling training in the psychodynamic discipline.

We have an ongoing training programme and we are always looking for talented experienced teaching staff to help deliver the high-quality training for which Basingstoke Counselling Service has a reputation.

If this is something you may be interested in please contact Marta Shepherd on the details below for an initial discussion.

Telephone:      01256 843125



Trustee positions (voluntary)

We always welcome expressions of interest from people who would be interested in becoming a Trustee for Basingstoke Counselling Service.

The main function of the Trustee Board is to govern the charity and to determine its strategic direction. In support of BCS’s aims, its Trustees also have a responsibility to ensure financial viability and compliance with relevant legislation. The Board strives to maintain an appropriate balance of skills and expertise at its disposal, and currently would be particularly, though not exclusively, interested in people with experience of running a business and/or in marketing or financial control. Residence and established contacts within the Basingstoke area would be an advantage but not essential.

The Board meets four times a year and on other occasions to address specific subjects where necessary. Trustees are also encouraged to lend their specific expertise by way of advice and mentoring to the small part-time management team, and have a visible presence amongst the volunteer counsellors and staff.

For more information, please contact our Acting Chair of Trustees, Jim Bellis, on 01256 843125 or