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High Intensity CBT Therapist

East London NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum
Closing date
26 Sep 2023

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Mental health, CBT therapist
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you passionate about promoting meaningful and effective therapeutic experiences for clients at Step 3 and wish to expand your skills and knowledge, in a high performing service?

Then we want to hear from you.

Main duties of the job

We are looking for CBT Therapists or Clinical / Counselling Psychologists who are BABCP accredited or eligible for accreditation to join the service at this interesting time of change and expansion within Bedford.

About us

East London NHS Foundation Trust also provides IAPT services in Newham, Tower Hamlets and a new Digital Service. The four services work together on joint projects, sharing good practice and opportunities for training.

This is an exciting opportunity to join a team that is moving into a new phase of development and expansion. Your ideas and creativity would be welcome in contributing to the delivery of an innovative service, which meets the needs of the local diverse community.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Bedfordshire Wellbeing Service is an expanding IAPT service. We consistently achieve excellent recovery and reliable improvement rates, due to our focus on delivering flexible packages of care, designed to meet patient needs. We offer training in Long Term Conditions to support with a focus on therapy tailored for the treatment of long term conditions. We also offer a training in a second modality e.g. IPT, DIT, CTfD to support our comprehensive relational therapy pathway.

Person Specification



  • COGNITIVE BEHAVIOURAL THERAPIST with previous mental health experience, accredited by BABCP Or CLINICAL / COUNSELLING PSYCHOLOGIST Post-graduate doctoral level training in clinical psychology (or its equivalent for those trained prior to 1996) as accredited by the BPS, Or Post-graduate doctoral/masters level training in counselling psychology), Or Current registration with the Health and Care Professions Council as a Clinical / Counselling Psychologist
  • With BABCP accreditation


  • Other relevant specialist training or qualifications and accreditation with professional body



  • Experience of delivering clinical supervision
  • Experience of delivering clinical supervision
  • Experience of delivering CBT interventions to patients with common mental health problems e.g. depression, anxiety (Social Phobia, BDD, OCD, GAD, Health Anxiety etc)
  • Ability to meet agreed/specified service targets
  • Able to write clear reports and letters to referrers, clients and other professionals.
  • Experience of working in primary care psychological service



  • Demonstrates an understanding of anxiety disorders (Social Phobia, BDD, OCD, GAD, Health Anxiety etc) and depression and how these problems may present in Primary Care
  • Full range of skills and competencies as laid out in the competence framework for CBT (Roth and Pilling 2007)
  • Computer literate
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Has received and carried out risk assessments within scope of practice
  • Understanding of issues surrounding clinical risk
  • Able to develop good therapeutic relationships with clients


  • Experience in delivering treatment via video software (eg: Webex, Teams, Zoom)
  • Trained in provision of supervision for CBT

Employer details

Employer name

East London NHS Foundation Trust


Gilbert Hitchcock House

Kimbolton Rd


MK40 2NU

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