Clinical/Counselling Psychologist or CBT Therapist

Surrey & Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£45,753 to £52,067 a year Incl 5% Fringe HCAS
Closing date
26 Sep 2023
Clinical/Counselling Psychologist or BABCP accredited CBT Therapist with NMC or HCPC registration

Location - Royal Surrey Foundation Trust, Guildford GU2 7XX. Will attend weekly team meetings in Leatherhead.

Due to the expansion of our service, we are delighted to offer this new post in collaboration with our partners at Royal Surrey Foundation Trust. We are seeking an enthusiastic and highly motivated psychologist/CBT Therapist to join our small and friendly team of clinicians at Here for You to deliver individual psychological interventions on site to Royal Surrey staff.

Here for You is an NHS mental health and wellbeing initiative offering confidential staff support for staff within Surrey and Borders NHS Trust and partner organisations across Surrey, including Royal Surrey Foundation Trust

Applicants must be hold a professional registration with a regulated body (eg HCPC, NMC and/or BABCP accreditation).

For more information please feel free to contact Dr Maria Geoghegan (Clinical Service Lead, Here for You) or Sophie Padbury (CBT Therapist, Here for You)

Main duties of the job

Job Overview
  • To offer individual psychological assessment and interventions to staff on-site at RSFT, face to face or virtually depending on the needs of the staff member.
  • To undertake high quality triage, referring and/or signposting to other Third Sector, community resources, IAPT and Secondary Care Services as required
  • To work collaboratively with other staff support services at RSFT including the wellbeing team and on-site counselling support from Talking Therapies Service.
  • To support team managers/ Clinical leads in the development and delivering of effective services

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

Key Responsibilities

To be professionally and legally responsible and accountable for all aspects of clinical work and care.
  • To maintain high standards of care in all areas of practice in accordance with the HCPC/BABCP Code of Conduct, professional guidelines and Trust Policies and Procedures.
  • To deliver specialist evidence based psychological interventions as required and in line with BPS (British Psychological Society) / HCPC / NMC code of practice and NICE recommendations.
  • To act within the Mental Health Act and Mental Capacity Act (2005).
  • To be aware of and implement Safeguarding Adult and Child Protection Policies, Procedures and legislation.
  • To carry out comprehensive psychological assessments and formulation, plan implement and evaluate delivery of psychology interventions and consultations to support people with specific needs.
  • To actively involve people in developing and agreeing their own plan of care, to act as an advocate and ensure that there is proper regard for their dignity, choice, self-esteem, racial, cultural, sexual and religious needs and preferences.
  • To undertake comprehensive risk assessments and develop effective risk management plans.
  • To establish and maintain effective partnerships and relationships with colleagues, other agencies and people who use the service.
  • To contribute to conducting clinical audit, quality assurance and research, maintaining current knowledge of research findings and development relevant to the service
  • To contribute to developing and providing a range of specialist teaching/training packages which can be delivered to a range of multi-disciplinary audiences.
  • To contribute to the development and implementation of appropriate policies, protocols and care pathways.
  • To contribute to initiatives to ensure that the diverse needs of people served by the service are addressed.
  • To work closely with the Here for You Clinical Lead and RSFT Wellbeing Lead to ensure high visibility of the service across RSFT, ensuring outreach to identified vulnerable staff groups, to be responsive to the needs of staff and the organisation.
  • To offer clinical supervision to others in the Here for You team where appropriate and as agreed by the Here For You Clinical & Service Lead

To work as an integral part of the Here for You team, attending weekly MDT meetings.

Person Specification



  • HCPC or NMC Registration with BABCP Accreditation Essential
  • Experience of delivering psychological interventions within mental health setting



  • Experience of delivering psychological interventions within mental health setting
  • Experience of working in NHS
  • Experience of working with people experiencing trauma
  • Experience of working with a diverse population


  • Experiencing of working with a wide range of clinical presentations
  • Experience of working within an acute hospital setting

Employer details

Employer name

Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust


Royal Surrey Foundation Trust

Egerton Road



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