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Health and Wellbeing Counsellor/Therapist

Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year per annum pro rata
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Job summary

We are looking to appoint at the top of Band 6.

** Previous applicants need not apply **

The GWH's Staff Health and Wellbeing Service is looking for an experienced counsellor to join their team and enhance the support provided to staff in the Trust.

The multidisciplinary team is made up of therapists with skills in a range of psychological approaches, each trained to deliver proactive evidence-based interventions to support staff in their health and emotional wellbeing.

Main duties of the job

The role will hold a clinical caseload providing assessments and psychological interventions, including short-term counselling. The post holder will work collaboratively with the Health and Wellbeing team to promote and deliver psycho-educational training to staff, where appropriate. This post will be varied and interesting requiring drive and enthusiasm, empathy and caring, as well as the ability to work as part of a team.

About us

Our STAR values are at the heart of everything we do. You can expect to see them in the way we act and the way we treat each other. Our values make us who we are.

ServiceWe will put our patients first

TeamworkWe will work together

Ambition We will aspire to provide the best service

Respect We will act with integrity

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • To provide a variety of psychological interventions to service users who present with a range of common mental health difficulties
  • To manage a caseload working in a time-limited model, adhering to the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) Ethical Framework or equivalent.
  • To assess and work with staff on a 1:1 basis (or in a group setting, as appropriate) to deliver brief, short-term counselling.
  • To empower employees to take responsibility for their health, wellbeing and lifestyle.
  • Working alongside Health and Wellbeing colleagues to promote and deliver psycho-educational training to staff, where appropriate.
  • To support the ongoing development of the Staff Support Service in relation to the Five Year Forward View for Mental Health, in line with NHS Englands Health and Wellbeing agenda for NHS staff, by maintaining a proactive approach to the provision and promotion of mental wellbeing

  • Person Specification



    • Diploma/MA in Counselling/Psychotherapy
    • Registration/Accreditation with UKCP/BACP/BPC


    • Mindfulness Practitioner Certificate or equivalent
    • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy training or qualification



    • Post-qualification experience as a counsellor/psychotherapist
    • Experience of working towards achieving individual and team objectives
    • oAppropriate experience of writing and presenting reports


    • NHS or large complex organisation experience in an acute or community setting



    • Coordination and decision making (able to organise, plan and prioritise own work)
    • Experience of working with various issues affecting the psychological wellbeing of individuals
    • Good foundation and experience in counselling, stress management, health and wellbeing
    • Sound knowledge of safeguarding issues and procedures
    • Good time management with ability to multi-task


    • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy qualification
    • Mindfulness Practitioner Certificate or equivalent

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