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Join our team of bank therapists and counsellors

Are you an established arts or complementary therapist looking to take on more clients, or interested in gaining experience in our speciality? We're looking for new therapists to join our bank team (paid positions, rates available on request) to work 1 or 2 days a week providing in-person sessions for children, young people and families, either at our Hospice in Guildford, or our Therapies and Outreach Centre in Hampton, west London.

As a member of our bank team…

Be part of the expert network of support we provide to families, working alongside a truly holistic, multi-disciplinary team of professionals.

Extend your skills and knowledge with extensive training opportunities provided in our bespoke learning and development pathway: psychosocial care in paediatric palliative care.

Enjoy working in our beautifully presented, dedicated therapy and counselling spaces. Take a virtual tour of Christopher’s and explore our space.

Be part of an outstanding, specialist bereavement service, providing exceptional care to children and families in need.

A child's hand touching a guitar being held by a music therapist.

Bank Arts Therapists

Our Music, Art, Drama and Play therapists work with children and young people with life-limiting conditions, their siblings and bereaved siblings. Creative therapy sessions give children and young people space to explore their feelings and experiences in an accessible, safe and confidential way. This takes place in our dedicated therapy rooms at both our hospices.

Our therapy rooms

Music therapy studio with instruments including free standing drums, guitar and piano

Music Therapy

We have a generously equipped music therapy room at our Hampton Outreach and Therapy Centre, and a purpose-built music studio situated in our garden at our Guildford Hospice.

Art Therapy

We have a dedicated art therapy room at our Hampton Outreach and Therapy Centre, and at our Guildford Hospice. Our art therapy spaces are only used for therapy sessions.

Play Therapy

Play therapy spaces are available at both our sites, along with a huge range of toys donated by our amazing supporters.

Drama Therapy

Dramatherapy spaces at our hospices allow supported children and siblings to face their emotions through stories, unlocking their creativity. Both sites have a wide range of props and arts and craft materials to aid in this process

Complementary Therapy

Each hospice has a private complementary therapy room equipped with a massage chair and table, as well as aromatherapy oils.

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Bank Counsellors

Our counsellors work primarily with parents, grandparents and young people, including families with life-limited children and bereaved families. Hourly sessions are confidential and can take place in our dedicated counselling rooms at our Hampton or Guildford locations. We are especially keen to recruit counsellors who speak an additional language, as we know how important it is for families to be able to talk about sensitive topics in their first language.

Two of our counselling spaces

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Pluto Counselling Room

Pluto is one of three dedicated counselling rooms available at Shooting Star House.

The Sanctuary

Alongside dedicated counselling rooms at Christopher’s, our sanctuary is a larger space where sessions can take place with couples.

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EMDR therapists

Since introducing EMDR therapy, we’ve had feedback from many of our families that they find it an incredibly valuable form of therapy that helps them to address symptoms of trauma. If you have experience in providing EMDR as a counsellor or a therapist, we’d love to hear from you. As part of the team you’ll have the same access to private spaces to conduct sessions and support from the wider team.

Get in touch

Interested in learning more about careers in our Family Support team? We are happy to have an informal chat or arrange a time to come and visit our hospice. Call or email us or fill in the form below to get in touch.

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