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IAPT Talking Therapies Counsellor - Redhill

Surrey & Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£37,162 to £44,629 a year Incl 5% Fringe HCAS, pa, pro rata
Closing date
25 Sep 2023

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Mental health, Counsellor / Psychotherapist
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
We would like to hear from you if you can demonstrate your commitment to providing high quality care and counselling for depression at Step 3. You will be delivering counselling for depression using a stepped care model in line with the national IAPT programme and latest NICE guidance for psychological interventions. The role involves delivering one to one Counselling, Assessments and therapeutic groups.

You must demonstrate a commitment to Continuing Professional Development and be prepared to attend training in the Person Centred Experiential Counselling for Depression (PCE-CFD) IAPT training at Metanoia with a desirable commitment to Mind Matters of 1.5years post training completion/award of qualification (not just attending the course).

Please only apply if you can meet these minimum standards of training and professional registration. All registrations will be cross checked at the shortlisting stage

The candidate must have a full and valid driving licence and access to a vehicle for work purposes.

Main duties of the job

  • Ability to meet agreed/specified service targets
  • Ability to manage own caseload and time
  • Demonstrates high standards in written communication
  • Able to write clear reports and letters to referrers
  • Demonstrates a passion for quality patient care and treatment
  • Ability to evaluate and put in place the effect of training
  • Experience of using a client information system, for example, IAPTus or similar.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Has received training (either formal of through experience) and carried out risk assessments within scope of practice
  • Able to develop good therapeutic relationships with clients
  • Demonstrates a knowledge of the issues surrounding work and the impact it can have on mental health
  • Knowledge of medication used in anxiety and depression and other common mental health problems
  • Demonstrates an understanding for the need to use evidence based psychological therapies and how it relates to this post
  • Demonstrates an understanding of anxiety and depression and how it may present in Primary Care

About us

Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust is the leading provider of health and social care services for people of all ages with mental ill-health and learning disabilities in Surrey and North East Hampshire. We also provide social care services for people with a learning disability in Croydon and ASD and ADHD assessment services in Hampshire.

We actively seek to engage people who use our services and our communities in improving the mental wellbeing of the local population. We work closely with other NHS and voluntary sector organisations who provide services and support people who use services and carers.

Surrey is a beautiful county lying just 30 minutes away from Central London and from the South Coast.

Our historic market towns and bustling districts are enveloped in wonderful countryside, and our excellent road and rail networks bring the rest of the country within easy reach.

For international travel, both Gatwick and Heathrow airports are nearby.

Please note that we reserve the right to close posts as soon as sufficient applications are received.

Working from home contracts do not attract high cost area payments.

We look forward to receiving your application!

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please check the job description and personal specification document for more information on the requirement for this job.

Person Specification



  • Completion of BACP Accredited Counselling Qualification Level 4 & Above
  • Completion of other Counselling Qualification with Full BACP Accreditation/ Full UKCP Registration
  • BACP with Full Accreditation o UKCP with Full Registration o NCS Fully Accredited professional registrants o ACC Full Accreditation



  • Min 450 client hours with proof of clinical supervision for all hours


  • Experience of working in IAPT, in a service where agreed targets are in place with regards contacts and clinical outcomes
  • Experience of working with diverse communities within a multicultural setting

Employer details

Employer name

Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust


Gatton Place

St Matthew's Rd,



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