This job has expired

Senior Clinical/Counselling Psychologist /Psychological Therapist

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust
£50,952 to £57,349 a year
Closing date
22 Sep 2023

View more

We are keen to recruit a Clinical/Counselling Psychologist/ Psychological Therapist and who has experience of working in a Community Mental Health Team. This position is based in Fareham Health Centre. There will be an expectation of some travel between bases in the South East Hampshire and across the care pathways.

The role offers exciting opportunities for direct clinical work, service development and multi-disciplinary team working. You will provide evidence-based psychological interventions to people experiencing a range of complex mental health issues, both individually and in groups. Furthermore, you will be contributing to psychologically-informed care by providing consultation, training and supervision within the team and as well as a leadership role. We are keen to provide excellent training in CAT or DBT or CBT.

We have strong links with Southampton University, particularly with the Doctoral Programme in Clinical Psychology, the MSc/Diploma in Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy for Severe Mental Health Problems and training courses for IAPT.

Applicants should be qualified in a core profession, and/or hold accreditation with an appropriate psychotherapy organisation. The post could be considered as a preceptorship opportunity to the right applicant wishing to develop from a band 7 into an 8a role.

Informal enquiries and visits are encouraged.

Main duties of the job

You will join a supportive team of clinicians, committed to delivering high quality care and promoting recovery. You will receive regular supervision from a senior psychologist while working closely with other psychologists/psychological therapists in the CMHT. There will also be regular opportunities for contact with Psychological Services staff working across the Area. Within the service, we offer a range of interventions, including CBT, DBT, CAT, ACT, CFT and EMDR. We actively encourage and support our staff to be accredited within at least one therapeutic modality, facilitating access to further training and development opportunities.

Applicants should have previous experience of working in mental health teams in the NHS and knowledge and skills in working with people who present with severe and enduring mental health difficulties. You will also be a flexible team player with well-developed interpersonal and communication skills.

About us

Are you committed to providing remarkable care and service?Are you passionate about helping people and want to make a difference every day?We want to meet you!

Southern Health is one of the largest Foundation Trusts in the UK, specialising in mental health, adult and child community health and learning disabilities. We are committed to promoting the welfare and safeguarding of children, young people and adults at risk of abuse and neglect through our 6,500 strong workforce.

Southern Health has over 300 sites across the county and we serve 1.5 million people throughout all stages of their lives. Our aim is to work alongside the people we support (and our health and care partners) to deliver the best possible care and constantly improve.

Here at SHFT we have so much to be proud of:
  • Working as a team and supporting each other, we put patients and our staff at the heart of everything we do.
  • We have a skilled and diverse workforce and are committed to our staff development, offering bespoke training packages, leadership pathways and career opportunities.
  • We offer a variety of benefits such as an amazing pension scheme, generous annual leave, Childcare Choices scheme, many discounts (Blue Light card, The Company Shop, NHS Staff Discounts, cycle to work scheme) and much more.

Come to work with us, together we will provide outstanding treatment and care to improve lives.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Further information about the Trust and this role can be found on the Job Description and Person Specification document attached.

We are happy to talk Flexible Working - all requests for flexible working options can be discussed as part of the interview process.

Person Specification



  • DClinPsy or DCounsPsy
  • OR
  • RMN, Dip SW, Dip OT or BSc OT.
  • PLUS
  • *Accreditation by an appropriate psychotherapy organisation (e.g. BABCP, SFDBT, ACAT).
  • Specialist training in a relevant specialty e.g. psychosis
  • Training in supervising others.

Employer details

Employer name

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust


Fareham Health Centre

Osborn Road



PO16 7ER

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.


Get job alerts

Create a job alert and receive personalised job recommendations straight to your inbox.

Create alert