Clinical /Counselling Psychologist

Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£43,574 to £49,587 a year per annum (incl of HCAS)
Closing date
8 Jul 2023

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Are you a qualified or about to qualify Clinical /Counselling Psychologist looking for a role where you can really make an impact on children's lives? Would you enjoy working alongside a fantastically supportive team who consistently rate their job satisfaction highly?

We are looking for Clinical /Counselling Psychologist Psychologists to join our very well-established Children's Eating Disorders team based in Maidenhead & Reading.

As a Psychologist you will play an important role providing specialist psychological assessments, care planning and a range of evidence-based psychological interventions. You will work one to one with our patients as well as delivering group treatments.

This will be a varied role working as part of a multidisciplinary team and with professionals across agencies.

As a service we are very committed to the development of our staff, we are also very supportive of applicants who are about to complete their doctoral training and can provide excellent training and support in working with eating disorders.

The role is Monday to Friday, 9 - 5 and we are open to applicants looking for both full or part time work.This is primarily a site based role however there is flexibility for some home working based on service need.

Not qualified yet? We still want to hear from you!

If this is a career path or team you would be interested in joining then please submit your application with a cover letter detailing your situation and we will be in touch.

Main duties of the job

No day will be the same but below are some of the duties you will be undertaking:
  • Assessing clients referred to Berkshire Eating Disorders Service
  • To put together care plans for the psychological treatment / management of a clients mental health problems
  • To deliver a range of specialist psychological interventions for individuals and groups
  • To undertake risk assessments for individual clients and provide general and specialist advice to other professionals
  • To maintain up to date and accurate clinical records

The 4 must haves for you to be considered for this role:
  • Professional qualification at Diploma / Degree level in relevant fields
  • Good knowledge of psychological models relevant to eating disorders and evidence based for related interventions
  • Previous experience working in a mental health setting
  • Ability to manage own caseload and time to work flexibly in response to service demand

If you recognise yourself in these requirements, we recommend you apply today!

We are happy to answer any questions that you may have. Please don't hesitate to call: Clare Moran on 07826 858607 or email: clare.moran@berkshire.nhs.ukwho'll be delighted to help.

About us

Berkshire Healthcare has a record of achievement and success that places us as one of the best performing Trusts in the country. We are rated 'Outstanding' by the CQC, we have a history of strong financial performance, and we have a highly skilled and engaged workforce. We aspire to be an outstanding organisation for everyone: our people, our patients, their families, and their carers.

For our people who work here that means we want Berkshire Healthcare to be a great place to work where everyone can thrive and grow. Some of the benefits of joining our team:
  • Salary ranging from�43,574 - �49,587per annum
  • Flexible working opportunities and a strong emphasis on your work, life balance
  • Annual leave - 27 days for new starters, plus bank holidays. Increasing to 29 days after 5 years and 33 days after 10 years NHS service. Pro rata for part time staff
  • Excellent learning and development opportunities
  • Salary sacrifice scheme for a new car
  • Generous maternity, paternity and adoption leave for eligible staff
  • Advanced IT enablement and support
  • Confidential telephone care service providing independent support and advice for staff.
  • And so much more

We are committed to equal opportunities and welcome applications from all sections of the community, regardless of any protected characteristics. Reasonable adjustments will be made for disabled applicants where required.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached job description for more information about this role and working at Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust.

Person Specification



  • Postgraduate doctoral qualification in clinical or counselling psychology
  • Registered and accredited with HCPC
  • Eligible for Chartered status with the BPS

Continuous Professional Development


  • Good knowledge of psychological models relevant to eating disorders and evidence base for related interventions


  • Research experience, including a working knowledge of statistics, data analysis and report writing

Previous Experience


  • Experience working in mental health across various care settings such as outpatient, day patient and community settings
  • Experience of managing highly complex situations concerning safeguarding and risk management


  • Experience working in a specialist Eating Disorders service

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities


  • Advanced knowledge of several IT systems eg Microsoft Office, Rio, Datix
  • High standard of written communication skills
  • Ability to manage own caseload and time and to work flexibly in response to service demands
  • Ability to work within multidisciplinary teams and to foster good working relationships

Additional Requirements


  • Full UK driving licence
  • Use of a vehicle to travel within sites during working hours.

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.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab) .

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab) .

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

Berkshire Healthcare Foundation Trust


Eating Disorder CAMHS



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