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Job Description:

Remote sessional counsellor/Psychotherapist

BACP Accredited or Equivalent

Nationwide – remote based role

Salary £31,500 -£33,500 based on FT hours, Salary pro rata for part-time

Permanent role

Our Accredited Counsellors work 7. 5-hour shifts covering the hours between 8am to 10pm, weekends shifts are also available.

Part time hours are a minimum of 2 days per week.

We make health happen:

An opportunity to really make a difference to people’s lives, while continuing in your own clinical career development. You’ll deliver the Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) service to Bupa clients in need of support with their mental health and wellbeing, through solution focussed approaches and techniques. Every day is different, and each call is unique in supporting large and small companies with their employees’ mental health and wellbeing ranging from supporting those living with physical and mental health needs through to helping to achieve working life resilience and assistance with legal and financial worries.

You’ll help us make health happen by:

  • Providing telephone counselling to a case load of clients, short, medium, longer term sessional work with a varied mix of client presenting problems, including oncology

  • Conducting mental health triage assessments

  • To adhere to sessional limits depending on the client’s allowance as determined by their company benefits.

  • Assessing and managing risk t clients and others as required

  • To work at a client level to provide group psychoeducation, raising awareness of mental health and wellbeing, promotion of mental wellbeing guidance via remote presentation, workshop events and training as and when required.

Key Skills / Qualifications needed for this role:

  • Recognised Counselling diploma qualification (Level 4) or higher

  • A minimum of 450 supervised counselling hours

  • 3 years fulltime post qualification counselling experience

  • BACP or NCS Accredited or equivalent membership

  • Rich and varied experience of Counselling different sectors of and clients in society

  • Experience in working with complex cases is desirable

  • Preferably previous experience providing telephone counselling over short, medium or longer term

  • Flexible attitude to work the shifts required

  • Strong IT skills – experienced MS Office packages (including preferably MS Teams) – this is a busy computer and phone-based role

Why Bupa?

We’re a health insurer and provider. With no shareholders, our customers are our focus. Our people are all driven by the same purpose – helping people live longer, healthier, happier lives and making a better world. We make health happen by being brave, caring and responsible in everything we do.

We encourage all of our people to “Be you at Bupa”, we chion diversity, and we understand the importance of our people representing the communities and customers we serve.  That’s why we especially encourage applications from people with diverse backgrounds and experiences.

As a Disability Confident employer, we offer a guaranteed interview for every disabled applicant who meets the minimum criteria for the job. We’ll make sure you are treated fairly and offer reasonable adjustments as part of our recruitment process to anyone that needs them.


Our benefits are designed to make health happen for our people. Viva is our global wellbeing programme and includes all aspects of our health – from mental and physical, to financial, social and environmental wellbeing. We support flexible working and have a range of family friendly benefits.

Joining Bupa in this role you will receive the following benefits and more:

  • 25 days holiday (pro-rata), increasing through length of service, with option to buy or sell

  • Bupa health insurance as a benefit in kind

  • An enhanced pension plan and life assurance

  • Support with travel costs via a season ticket loan or cycle2work

  • Performance-based bonus

  • Monthly supervision paid for

  • Up to 100% of accreditation application paid for

  • Blended office and home working options available

  • Full induction and training provided

  • Support with your CPD

  • Onsite gyms or local discounts where no onsite gym available

  • Various other benefits and online discounts

  • Opportunities for career development around Bupa

  • Option to join dental insurance scheme at a discounted rate

  • Access to our Digital GP platform on your mobile

  • Emotional wellbeing support

  • Access to family mental health line

  • Financial wellbeing channels

  • Support for carers

If you would like more information on the role, require an alternative format, or would like to discuss other opportunities suited to your skills and experience, please contact

Time Type:

Part time

Job Area:

Clinical Services


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