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Cognitive Behavioural Therapist

Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Stamford, Skegness, Spalding, Boston or Grantham
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum
Closing date
27 Sep 2023

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Mental health, CBT therapist
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Lincolnshire Partnership Foundation NHS Trust (LPFT) provides a Talking Therapies for anxiety and depression site (TTAD). An opportunity has arisen for a qualified Cognitive Behavioural Therapist Band 7 to join the NHS Talking Therapy service based in Lincoln. The Service provides evidence-based interventions within a stepped care model, treating people with mild to moderate common mental health problems. This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a major national service, which has fundamentally changed the way in which psychological treatments are provided.

In return we can offer you:
  • A well-established, friendly, and supportive therapy team.
  • Personal and Professional Development opportunities.
  • Regular management and clinical supervision.
  • Annual appraisal
  • Early access to our staff wellbeing service and psychology therapies
  • Excellent working environment.
  • NHS Pension
  • NHS benefits

For further information regarding this post please contact Barbara Keogh, Team Manager Stamford and Spalding NHS Talking Therapies for Depression and Anxiety

CLOSING DATE: 24/09/2023

INTERVIEWS DATEs: 05/10/2023 and 6/10/2023

Main duties of the job

All applicants will need to have gained a PG Diploma in CBT as an essential requirement, as well as a professional qualification (nurse/occupational therapist/social worker/clinical psychologist or psychological therapy).The successful candidate will have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, be able to work within a team environment and be thoroughly conversant with the use of clinical systems.

The Band 7 Cognitive Behavioural Therapist will work as part of a multi-disciplinary team providing step 3 protocol driven CBT interventions for a range of anxiety disorders and depression. The post holder will be expected to hold a clinical caseload, and will be provided with clinical supervision.

About us

Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust provides mental health services and a number of learning disability, autism and social care services in the county of Lincolnshire. Employing around 2,800 staff, and serving a population of over 766,000, our people lie at the heart of everything we do.

You could be part of a Trust rated by staff as one of the best mental health and learning disability trusts in England, in an area heralded as a fantastic place to live and work. We firmly believe the key to high quality care is a contented workforce. This is reflected in our Care Quality Commission rating of 'outstanding' for well-led and 'good' overall. In the most recent National NHS Staff Survey, our staff rated us as the number one trust nationally for staff morale and one of the top scoring NHS Trusts in the Midlands for being compassionate and inclusive. We're really proud of this!

We are also leading the way in transforming care, with multi-million-pound transformation of patient environments and radical redesign of community services.

This is the time to join and help redesign our services of the future. We offer options for flexible working and provide a wide range of training and promotion opportunities in all professions. We support and celebrate diversity, have active staff networks groups and are always looking at what more we can do to support our staff.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Undertakes psychological assessments of patients referred to the service. Assessments will include identification of the patients problem, comprehensive risk, assessment and identification of goals for therapy.

Make decisions on suitability of new referrals, adhering to the departments referral protocols, refers unsuitable patients on to the relevant service or back to the referral agent as necessary

Accept referrals via agreed protocols within the service

To formulate patients problems using cognitive behavioural protocols and implement CBT interventions in line with NICE guidelines

To refer clients to specialist services when appropriate

To maintain accreditation with BABCP and adhere to professional guidelines and ethical framework

To deliver group or Individual interventions in line with the organisations requirements Complete all requirements relating to data collection within the service.

To attend team meeting, meetings, and mandatory training

To attend clinical supervision

To provide supervision for any trainee cognitive behavioural psychotherapists as required

Comply with and carry out safe practice in accordance with Trust policies and procedures, and other relevant national and local guidance.

Person Specification



  • Post graduate diploma in CBP and Accreditation with BABCP
  • Professional qualification as Clinical Psychologist, Nurse, Social Worker Occupational Therapist or psychological therapy



  • Experience of working as a qualified Clinical Psychologist, Nurse, Social Worker ,OT or psychological therapist
  • Experience of working in Primary Care Services
  • Worked in a service where agreed targets in place demonstrating clinical outcomes

Employer details

Employer name

Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust


Stamford, Skegness, Spalding, Boston or Grantham

Stamford, Skegness, Spalding, Boston or Grantham


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