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Lifecentre is an equal opportunities employer.


Self-employed contract, working in Crawley, Worthing or Chichester
£27.00 per client counselling session

Lifecentre is in a position of ongoing recruitment

Lifecentre is a Reg. Charity (No. 1127779) with a Christian foundation, providing specialist therapeutic services to survivors of sexual violation. We are looking for qualified and experienced therapists competent to work with children and/or young people who have experienced rape or sexual abuse. Successful candidates will need to be either a qualified Play Therapist, Art Therapist or Counsellor qualified to work with children and young people. Successful applicants must demonstrate a knowledge of safe trauma therapy. The therapist will be required to provide weekly one-to-one sessions of one hour’s duration, with a minimum of 5 & a maximum of 12 client sessions per week. Supervision is provided. All availability will be considered, with particular recruitment for Saturday working and before & after school slots.

For further information please download the job description:

Download Play Therapist Job Description

To apply, please download the following application and self disclosure forms, complete them and return them to us as per the instructions given:

Download Play Therapist Application Form Download Candidates Self Disclosure Form

Volunteering opportunities

“Lifecentre has a special place in my heart and volunteering for it is truthfully one of the best things I have ever done… it has opened my eyes to the world around me. When I walk out of the door and head home after a shift, I always feel like what I have done has made a real difference.”
There are lots of ways you can get involved in supporting Lifecentre as a volunteer. You could help at one of our existing centres or, for some tasks, from home (providing you have access to a computer and the internet). Possibilities include helping to staff the office in busy periods; helping with fundraising research, applications, reporting; helping with administration. There are also opportunities to volunteer as a counsellor (assuming you have the relevant qualifications) or train as a telephone helpline volunteer.

Our helpline training courses prepare anyone who would like to serve on our helpline in either Chichester or Worthing, and the commitment, once trained, tends to be three sessions per month (this includes a supervision evening for your support), on a voluntary basis and over a 24 week period. Volunteers do not need to have any previous counselling qualifications – simply an ability to offer support through listening without judging. We are currently in the middle of a training course and anticipate beginning the next one in 2019, based in Chichester.

We have put together a document to explain a little more about what volunteering on our helpline involves.

Download ‘Lifecentre Helpline – things you should know’

If you would like further information on how you can get involved with Lifecentre, please email Kim, our Operations Manager, at or phone the Lifecentre office on 01243 786349.