Clinical or Counselling Psychologist / Psychological Therapist

Barnet, Enfield & Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust
£49,178 to £55,492 a year Per annum inclusive of Outer London HCAS
Closing date
6 Jun 2023
Job summary

An exciting opportunity has arisen to work within the Complex Anxiety Disorders and Depression pathway within the newly formed Enfield Integrated Core Teams. The CADD stream offers specialised therapy for complex presentations such as chronic and severe depression and anxiety disorders. Clients often present with trauma histories, personality disorder traits and may also have a dual diagnosis presentation. The Enfield Integrated Core Teams are comprised of several different care pathways (Psychosis, Personality Disorder, Complex PTSD, Complex Anxiety Disorders and Depression, 18-25 Service, Step & Thrive, Dual Diagnosis, Voluntary Services, etc). The development of the Integrated Core Teams is in response to the NHS 10-year plan to develop mental health services around the Primary Care Networks and provides new opportunities which include developing partnership working with the voluntary sector, working more closely with GP practices and developing more innovative, community based and holistic ways of working.

The CADD pathway offers a range of individual therapies including CBT, psychodynamic, third wave CBT and others. In addition to individual sessions, all clinicians are expected to co-facilitate our Moving Forward group within the pathway.

Note: Interviews will take place on 28th June, 2023. This vacancy may close early due to urgent need of the department .

Main duties of the job

The duties of the post holder will include:
  • Psychological assessments and psychological therapy for clients with complex emotional presentations in line with qualifications in the person specification.
  • Taking a central role within the CADD pathway, both supporting and developing the efficient running of the integrated treatment programme for CADD clients.
  • To work autonomously within professional guidelines and the overall framework of the team's policies and procedures.
  • Supervision and consultation on clients' psychological care to non-psychological therapist colleagues, assistant psychologists and to other staff in the team as appropriate.
  • To be involved in new service developments within the area served by the Integrated Core Teams.
  • Liaising with the voluntary sector, PCNs and other parts of the new transformation structure to offer specialist psychological consultation and input.

About us

Barnet Enfield and Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust provides local, regional and national award-winning healthcare services. We have more than 3.300 staff working out of 20 main sites serving a population of 1.2 million people. We provide community health services and mental health services for young people, adults and older people. Our North London Forensic Service treats and cares for people in the criminal justice system who have mental health conditions. We also provide one of the largest eating disorders services in England, as well as drug and alcohol services.

We are an organisation that is passionate about equality, diversity and inclusion; one that prides itself in developing the leadership capabilities of its employees, looking after their health and wellbeing, creating safe spaces for staff to speak up and providing opportunities to mentor and be mentored. Our employees are the reason for delivering Good CQC ratings, excellent outcomes and outstanding patient experiences, so it is our aim to create a happy and healthy working environment where you can thrive and succeed.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please kindly refer to the job description and person specification by clicking on the JD/PS attachment in the advert.

Person Specification



  • Doctoral level training or equivalent in Clinical or Counselling Psychology including two or more distinct psychological therapies and lifespan developmental psychology as accredited by the BPS or training in a particular therapy model (e.g. psychodynamic psychotherapy, CBT, CAT, DIT) ideally with a training in a core profession.
  • Registration with HCPC, UKCP, BABCP or other relevant accreditation body.


  • Further training in a therapeutic model eg CBT, EMDR, CAT etc



  • Experience of specialist psychological assessment and treatment of clients across the full range of care settings, including community and inpatient settings and experience of working with complex presentations
  • Experience of working with a wide variety of client groups, across the whole life course presenting problems that reflect the full range of clinical severity including maintaining a high degree of professionalism in the face of highly emotive and distressing problems, verbal abuse and the threat of physical abuse.


  • Experience of offering therapy with clients with complex presentations
  • Experience providing therapy with the aid of interpreters



  • Skills in the use of complex methods of psychological assessment, intervention and management.
  • Well developed skills in the ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing, complex, highly technical and/or clinically sensitive information to clients, their families, carers and other professional colleagues both within and outside the NHS.


  • Able to speak a second language eg Turkish speaking
  • Knowledge of the theory and practice of specialised psychological therapies in specific difficult to treat groups (e.g. personality disorder, dual diagnoses, people with additional disabilities etc).

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