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Trainee Cognitive Behavioural Therapist - Info Session

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust
Various across Lancashire
£35,392 to £42,618 a year per annum
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Mental health, CBT therapist
Band 6
Full Time
Job summary

Do you want to be part of a team providing evidence based psychological therapies in Lancashire and South Cumbria?

Do you want to help shape the way people with depression and anxiety disorders are supported to recover?

Are you committed to inclusive practice, and adapting and responding to individual and cultural contexts?
If you would like the opportunity to bring your own creativity, flexibility and commitment to LSCFT NHS Talking Therapies, we are holding

Two Question and Answer sessions via Microsoft Teams on:

Tuesday 6th June at 1pm

Friday 9th June at 4pm

This is a great opportunity for you to learn and understand more about this amazing opportunity.

We will then be advertising the vacancies at a later date.

Main duties of the job

This fantastic opportunity is for existing mental health professionals to complete their training as CBT therapists.

The trainee CBT therapists will work within the NHS Lancashire & South Cumbria Talking Therapies service, providing CBT to people experiencing anxiety and depression.

The training will take place with either Chester University or the University of Cumbria and will be mainly face to face teaching at their university campus in Chester or Lancaster.

Trainees will complete on average 2 days per week at University with clients on the other days (12 per week), you will be completing University Assignments and submitting practical tapes for supervision. Client work will be mainly face to face sessions with some remote/video sessions.

About us

We are seeking dynamic, hardworking and enthusiastic individuals who already have considerable experience and training and who are searching for the opportunity to train in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. For example, you may already be working as a mental health nurse, occupational therapist, social worker, counsellor or be a newly qualified psychologist with substantial clinical experience.

The full list of acceptable core professions required to be eligible for this post can be found at

Applicants applying through the KSA route can view the eligibility requirements via

We welcome applications from experienced Psychological Wellbeing Practitioners (PWPs) and Senior PWPs.

The trainee role is a 12-month, fixed-term Band 6 opportunity, and those who successfully complete the training and gain provisional accreditation with the British Association for Cognitive and Behavioural Psychotherapies (BABCP) will have an opportunity to apply to progress to permanent Band 7 roles.

Job description

Job responsibilities

**** There is no need to submit an application form for this vacancy as it is an information session only, however, we will shortly be advertising so you may wish to complete an application in preparation****

Come and join us at our virtual recruitment information event on

Tuesday 6th June at 1pm


Friday 9th June at 4pm

Each session will be a 1 hour information slot providing details of this great opportunity, for you to understand the requirements of the role, the training provision and the service you will be supporting.

We really encourage you booking one of our sessions, vacancies will then be advertised shortly after.

To book in please contact the Employment Services Team by emailing and you will be sent an MS Teams link to join the session to learn more.

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