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Help change peoples lives

All application forms are to be sent by post and will not be accepted if sent by other platforms.

Counsellor Application 

Join our team as a qualified counsellor. Bring your skills and experience to help change peoples lives

- Optional CPD Courses are available through HCS

Student Counsellor Application

If you are a student looking for a supportive placement HCS could be for you.

- It is compulsory for Students to undertake training through HCS at a cost of £60. Once the training is completed you will be issued with a CPD certificate.

Please click below to request an Application form and for any further queries/information

 

Meet the Team

I have a Degree in Criminology and have worked with disadvantaged children and young people in various settings such as residential, specialising in creating behaviour plans.

Katie 
Practice Manager

Reuben
Therapy Dog

Caroline
MBACP (Accred)
Counsellor
Supervisor
Managing Director

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I have worked providing educational, emotional and therapeutic support since 2002. Through my career I have worked for organisations such as Women’s Aid, New Pathways, Place2Be, within educational settings and the NHS. I have a significant amount of experience working therapeutically with children and adults both individually and systemically supporting parents and professionals to understand and create positive relationships with children. I am a qualified supervisor with five years experience of supervising both trainee and qualified counsellors, and I am a registered member of the MBACP, (GBC)MBPS and MNCP.

Jen 

Counsellor 

Supervisor 

I have a degree in Psychology and a Diploma in Person-Centered Counselling and Psychotherapy. I am also a registered member of the BACP (MBACP). I have previously worked for organisations such as Yellow Door and Life Changes, where I saw clients who were dealing with various issues including workplace stress, relationship issues and depression. Living abroad the moment, I also have a high interest in cultural diversity and the issues that come with this.

Usha 

Counsellor 

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I specialise in one to one therapy for those across the LGBT and the autistic spectrum. We often collaborate with the National Autistic society.

I am BACP registered and have experience in working with those with complex emotional, physical, and cognitive rehabilitation health needs.

I work as a Gestalt integrative counsellor with 14 years experience in counselling. I have a previous background in occupational therapy (BSC). I work with issues including, though not limited to anxiety, depression, bereavement, and addiction. I am also able to provide clinical supervision. 


Of particular interest to me is working with the Trans community and providing holistic support to explore transition, gender and sexuality as appropriate. I have maintained working in this area since qualification.  I have undertaken clinical supervision training at level 7 and it is a privilege to be working with HCS. I also have enjoyed working in HE for ten years supporting counselling students.

Rich

Counsellor 

Supervisor 

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Doug 

Policy and Procedure Director

and 

Independent Advisor 

Doug BEM – Responsible for HCS Policy & Procedures

Doug served in the Royal Air Force for 38 years before joining Irvins

Parachute Company for 10 years.

His time in the RAF involved a tours as a technical instructor at the School

of Technical Training, the Parachute Test Unit, Senior Examiner & Trade

Standards for the Survival Equipment Branch, Deputy OC of the British

Airborne and Special Forces Parachute Servicing Flight (which included

parachute accident investigation), Recruiting and finally the MoD in

London. Doug also choreographed the parachute display for the 1986

Royal British legion Festival of Remembrance at the Royal Albert Hall in

front of Her Majesty the Queen.

Doug served on several units both in the UK and overseas. The

memorable units involved included RAF Tangmere (memorable for

meeting Douglas Bader) 2 1 / 2 years at El Adem (Libya) (Special Trials

Flight Swifter & Desert Rescue), 4 months at Royal Australian Air Force

Butterworh in Malaya (reinforcement pending the invasion by Indonesian),

and 2 1 / 2 years at RAF Tengah in Singapore.

Final retirement from the RAF coincided with the criminal arson of a

hangar at RAF Hullavington which destroyed practically the whole stock of

the Airborne Forces parachute which seriously put in jeopardy the future

of UK Airborne Delivery. However Irvins Parachute Company of

Letchworth was given the contract to establish a maintenance facility at

Letchworth. They knew of Doug’s previous role at Hullavington so asked

him to help establish the new facility. His final memorable act was to do

the final quality check on the parachute which landed the probe on Titan,

one of Saturn’s moons.

Since finally retiring, Doug work as a volunteer for the Princes Trust

guiding young people trying to set up in business. He also spent 10 years

on District Council Disciplinary Committee (5 years as Chairman).

 

I am a Therapy Dog and I specialise in providing unconditional affection.

I have been in a variety settings to offer support and comfort to adults and young people.

Sometimes it is easier to understand the dymanics of relationships through your interactions with me

I have 22 years combined public service, during which time I dealt with sexual offences and child protection. I have since worked with children in care, and for over a decade have been working with vulnerable children, sexual violence and a range of mental health issues. From here I decided I needed to understand behaviour and relational dynamics and embarked upon a First Class Honours Degree in Person-Centred Counselling and Psychotherapy. In addition I have undertaken my NCS Accredited Advanced Diploma in Counselling Supervision training, both individual and group work. I am also accredited with the BACP and now work with a range of issues as outlined, including relational and developmental trauma.

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Animal Assisted Therapy

Animal assisted therapy can have many  benefits to clients and can make therapy sessions more pleasurable and productive by providing a sense of calm and comfort. 

 

Animals are useful in achieving a multitude of goals such as improving self esteem and developing social skills as well as help for anxiety and Post Traumatic stress disorder. 

However, we understand Animal assisted therapy isn't for everybody.