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Clinical or Counselling Psychologist

Surrey & Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£45,753 to £52,067 (Incl. 5% Fringe HCAS) per annum, pro rata
Closing date
10 Oct 2023

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An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic Psychologist to join our community rehabilitation services in SABP. The postholder will join a compassionate and motivated multi-disciplinary team, all working together in collaboration with people to identify and attain their own personal recovery goals.

Margaret Laurie House is 12-bed community rehabilitation service, dedicated to empowering each person to improve or preserve their best possible level of functioning to live an independent lifestyle both in the home and in the community as a whole. We facilitate the reconnection and development of skills and confidence to encourage people to take control and self-manage their mental health.

Main duties of the job

Key Responsibilities
  • To adhere to professional code of conduct at all times
  • To provide highly specialist psychological assessment of adults with mental health difficulties. To undertake the assessment utilising information from a broad range of structured psychometric and semi-structured clinical methods. To administer, score and interpret neuropsychological assessment where appropriate. To integrate all information into a psychological formulation of the client and his/her psychosocial environment, drawing on a range of psychological theoretical perspectives.
  • To be responsible for the systematic provision of specialist psychology services to adults with complex, severe and enduring mental health difficulties within Family Safeguarding Teams
  • To undertake high quality direct (assessment and therapeutic) and indirect (consultative, advisory and evaluative) specialist psychological interventions making autonomous clinical decisions about own professional practice.
  • To ensure the clinical effectiveness of own practice and of service functioning by undertaking audit, research and service development activities relevant to the service area.
  • To supervise and support the psychological therapy provided by other members of the multidisciplinary team.

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 refer to the Job Description for specific requirements of the role.

Flexible working patterns and informal visits prior to application are welcome.

Person Specification



  • Doctorate in Clinical or Counselling Psychology qualification or equivalent.
  • HCPC Registered Practitioner Psychologist



  • 6 months' experience of working with adults/parents with mental health difficulties (can be pre-qualification).
  • Working knowledge of the traditional models of psychotherapy and the evidence for their use, with detailed knowledge of two or more models.
  • Up-to-date knowledge of key policies and guidelines for adults with mental health difficulties
  • Demonstrate experience in the specialist area of practice (adult mental health) and confidence to supervise qualified Psychologists and offer expert consultation to non-psychology colleagues.
  • Management of team psychology waiting lists for the sector.
  • Engagement in service development initiatives to improve quality within the team, sector or Trust (for example, developing a learning or therapy programme for others to deliver).


  • Clinical supervision experience interest/experience in working within a child and family setting/working with parents/carers/providing consultation to other professionals
  • Participation in senior management meetings at a sector level (offering a psychological perspective to shape services/quality).

Employer details

Employer name

Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust


Margaret Laurie House

1 Church Road



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