I want to work in...Counselling

This list of links and resources has been carefully compiled by our Careers Consultants and Careers Information Team to provide you with the key knowledge you need if you are considering a career in this line of work.   All the links are reviewed regularly to ensure the source is reliable and the information is accurate and relevant.

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Sector overview

Overview of the social care sector 


Typical job profiles

Counselling psychologist




Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families 

BACP Therapist directory

Careers in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy BABCP

Careers in Counselling and psychotherapy BACP

Counselling directory

Relate Scotland train to be a Relate counsellor

Training and CPD from Relationships Scotland

Training pathways COSCA Counselling and Psychotherapy in Scotland 


Psychology related

Applied psychology professional training programmes NHS Education for Scotland

Careers in counselling psychology BPS

Clinical Associate in Applied Psychology (Adults) Scotland: MSc Psychological Therapy in Primary Care
Joint course between University of Dundee and University of Stirling

Clinical Associate in Applied Psychology (Children and Young People) Scotland : MSc in Applied Psychology (Healthcare) for Children and Young People
University of Edinburgh

High Intensity Therapist Health Careers

Psychology, Psychiatry and Psychotherapy what are the differences and what is each role?


See also I want to work in Psychology


Job sites and specialist recruiters

Charity job

Children and Young People Now jobs board

Goodmoves charity and voluntary sector 

Jobs In Advice 

NHS jobs

NHS Scotland jobs

Third Sector jobs


Professional bodies

Association of Child Psychotherapists (ACP)

British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP)

British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)

British Psychoanalytical Society

British Psychological Society (BPS)

COSCA Counselling & Psychotherapy in Scotland

Employee Assistance Professionals Association EAPA 


To find out more about what it's like to work in this career, use the LinkedIn alumni tool to make contact with Strathclyde alumni working in this area.