Counsellor/Psychological Therapist - Couples Therapy Trainee

Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year Per Annum
Closing date
11 Jun 2023

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Mental health, Psychologist
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly recognise the importance of Talking Therapies for our community, and Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust is investing substantially to improve care. It is an exciting time to join the IAPT team as we expand to deliver a high-quality psychological therapy service which is forward thinking and innovative. We are recruiting Counsellors/Psychological Therapists with skills in the practical application of NICE recommended modalities - Person-Centred Experiential Counselling for Depression (PCE-CfD/CfD), Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT) or Couples Counselling for Depression, Interpersonal Psychotherapy. The post holder will work offering one of these NICE recommended modalities as part of a team of Counsellors/Psychological Therapists in the Talking Therapies service.

Training in a NICE recommended counselling modality is essential if the candidate does not already have the required training. Training (if required) will be arranged by the Talking Therapies service, run alongside the post through the learning provider, require course attendance and clinical supervision, submission of competence based video recordings.

Candidates are required to hold, at a minimum, an Advanced Diploma in Counselling that has included a placement of 80 hours plus, to ensure that they are equipped to undergo the specific modality training and work independently in the team. The post holder must be Accredited or working towards accreditation with BACP or UKCP.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will work within our Talking Therapies service. You will be an experienced counsellor and must hold a recognised counselling qualification, accreditation and have experience of working within the field of mental health. You will be expected to assess, formulate and implement NICE-recommended modalities of counselling. As a Counselling/Psychological Therapist you will be working with individuals experiencing low mood/depression. All Talking Therapies counsellors/psychological therapists, are required to deliver high quality services through the use of routine outcome measures, evidence-based treatment, electronic record and data management systems. participation in clinical and management supervision. The post holder will be responsible for providing time-limited counselling to those service users who meet the service referral criteria. The duration of counselling interventions will be in accordance with the Talking Therapies national guidelines and service expectations

About us

We're an NHS community and mental health provider Trust based in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. We deliver community and hospital-based care to improve people's physical and mental health. We also provide specialist support to people with dementia or a learning disability.

We are a people organisation and people matter to us. As part of the team, you'll help support the health and wellbeing of the people who live and visit this beautiful part of the UK.

Over 4,000 people make up the Trust. This includes doctors, nurses, therapists, plus admin and support staff.

We work in people's homes, in community clinics and bases. Some staff work from one of our 13 community hospitals. Our aspiration is to have great people, provide great care, be a great place to work and a great partner.

Approximately 568,000 people live here. A third of people who live in Cornwall are supported by acute hospital services in Devon. As a result, we also work closely with our partners in Devon. In the summer, and during other holidays lots of people choose to visit the area. This increases the numbers of people who use our services.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To view a detailed job description and person specification including the main responsibilities of this role please see supporting documents.

Person Specification



  • An approved qualification (to at least Level 4) in Counselling or Psychotherapy
  • Evidence of ongoing Professional Development in Counselling
  • Must be a member of professional body i.e., BACP, UKCP,



  • Evidence of working with people who have experienced a mental health problem
  • Experience of providing evidenced based psychological interventions

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust


Talking Therapies North & East Cornwall

Parade House, The Parade


PL14 6AF

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