Cognitive Behavioural Therapist

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust
£41,659 to £47,672 a year based on full time hours
Closing date
17 Jul 2023

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Mental health
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Job summary

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced, accredited cognitive behavioural therapist to join our friendly and supportive team at Southampton Psychology Service. We are committed to providing high-quality, evidence-based interventions and have a wealth of clinical expertise, including CBT, DBT, CAT, ACT, EMDR and psychodynamic therapy. We have good supervision structures and an excellent track record of CPD, as well as strong academic links.

You will be based at College Keep, Southampton and will be managed by a Clinical Psychologist or Senior Psychological Therapist. Specialist supervision will be available. Flexible working arrangements are possible, including some remote working, according to clinical need.

Part-time working and job share arrangements will be considered for the right applicant.

Main duties of the job

In this role you will be given a high degree of autonomy to manage a diverse and often complex caseload, offering assessments and cognitive behavioural therapy to service users referred by the three Community Mental Health Teams in the city. You will also offer supervision, consultation, and training to staff working in the teams.

We are looking for someone who has strong interpersonal and clinical skills and high motivation to provide quality, formulation-driven psychological interventions. We are looking to develop our capacity in trauma-focused cognitive behavioural therapy, and you will be encouraged to develop specialist skills in this area, including through further training . You will also be supported to develop your skills in supervision and to supervise at least one trainee CBT therapist. There is the possibility of training in other trauma-focussed interventions such as EMDR once you are established in post.

About us

Are you committed to providing remarkable care and service?

Are you passionate about helping people and want to make a difference every day?

We want to meet you!

Southern Health is one of the largest Foundation Trusts in the UK, specialising in mental health, adult and child community health and learning disabilities. We are committed to promoting the welfare and safeguarding of children, young people and adults at risk of abuse and neglect through our 6,500 strong workforce.

Southern Health has over 300 sites across the county and we serve 1.5 million people throughout all stages of their lives. Our aim is to work alongside the people we support (and our health and care partners) to deliver the best possible care and constantly improve.

Here at SHFT we have so much to be proud of:
  • Working as a team and supporting each other, we put patients and our staff at the heart of everything we do.
  • We have a skilled and diverse workforce and are committed to our staff development, offering bespoke training packages, leadership pathways and career opportunities.
  • We offer a variety of benefits such as an amazing pension scheme, generous annual leave, Childcare Choices scheme, many discounts (Blue Light card, The Company Shop, NHS Staff Discounts, cycle to work scheme) and much more.

Come to work with us, together we will provide outstanding treatment and care to improve lives.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Further information about the Trust and this role can be found on the Job Description and Person Specification document attached.

Person Specification



  • A doctoral level qualification in Clinical / Applied Psychology
  • Or
  • Qualification as an RMN, social worker or occupational therapist with post-qualification training in psychological therapy equivalent to a diploma or above. Applications from qualified psychological therapists without a core professional training will also be considered if they meet the other criteria.
  • AND
  • Advanced post-registration training, continuing professional development and supervised practice in cognitive behavioural therapy.
  • AND
  • Accredited registration with a relevant psychological professional body (e.g. HCPC, BABCP, DBT, ACAT).
  • AND
  • Significant experience working as a psychological therapy practitioner and demonstrating the competencies as required

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