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Counsellor for Depression

Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum pro rata
Closing date
3 Oct 2023

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Mental health, Counsellor / Psychotherapist
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Job overviewCfD Counsellor - B7

An exciting, new opportunity has arisen for a High Intensity Counselling for Depression (CfD) Therapist to join our growing team here at MyWellbeing IAPT Service.

Who are we?MyWellbeing IAPT Service is an established, forward-thinking 'Improving Access to Psychological Therapies' (IAPT) service, providing psychological therapy for people across Bradford, Airedale, Wharfedale and Craven who are experiencing mild to moderate mental health problems.

What is the role?Counselling for Depression (CfD) is a highly valued and fundamental part of what we do. Our counsellor provide NICE evidence-based treatment for people with depression, including 1-1 face-to-face and remote sessions.

The role will involve delivering CfD and candidates should hold accreditation with BACP. The successful post holder will have completed either the IAPT CfD course or a Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling. Previous experience working in an IAPT, or equivalent adult service, would be beneficial, as would further additional training in IAPT approved therapies (.e.g IPT or EMDR). This vacancy is based within the xx Locality Team, however, you may also be required to provide input across the other areas of the Bradford, Airedale, Wharfedale and Craven district.

Closing Date: 1st October 2023

Shortlisting Date: 2nd October 2023

Interview Date: Wk. Commencing 9th October 2023


Main duties of the job

  • Work with autonomous professional judgement, together with other psychological therapists, to deliver evidence-based therapy to individual and groups of patients.
  • Manage a designated caseload of patients with responsibility for their assessment, implementation and evaluation of
  • Supervise and support Lead Psychological
  • Proactively contribute to the achievement of positive clinical outcomes. This will include conducting evaluations using clinical outcome measures and satisfaction surveys.
  • Communicate effectively with patients, relatives/carers and colleagues from diverse backgrounds in a manner that is sensitive, open, welcoming and person- centred.

About us

Everything we do is underpinned by our core values: -

We Care - We act with respect and empathy, and always value difference

We Listen - We understand people's views and respond to their individual needs

We Deliver - We develop and provide excellent services and support our partners

We will consider a variety of flexible working arrangements to enable staff to balance their work and home lives and support staff by offering a fantastic range of benefits including :

Increase mileage rates for > 3500

A wide range of health and wellbeing support packages

A range of internal and external development and learning opportunities

Plus many more.

We are also proud to pledge our support to the Armed Forces and hold a Bronze Award in the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme.

BDCFT is dedicated to environmental and social sustainability by delivering on the commitments within our Green Plan. All staff are actively encouraged and supported to participate in training and to identify and implement sustainable quality improvement across all service areas and activities.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please read the attached Job description and person specification for further details about this role.

What is on offer?MyWellbeing IAPT Service prides itself on being a supportive and welcoming service, with a strong focus on Staff Wellbeing. We have structures in place to support your needs and encourage all staff to be involved in this. We will care for you, your role and career development, while you care for the people who need our support.

Successful candidates will also be offered opportunities to work with colleagues and the wider leadership team on projects, contributing to the services continuous improvement and development. We are committed to working together to help us to evolve and meet the future needs of the diverse community that we serve.

MyWellbeing IAPT Service is dedicated to clinical excellence, with all staff having access to our high-quality CPD programme All clinical staff receive regular clinical supervision in order to ensure opportunity to further develop. There are potential further development opportunities within this role. For example, to become a supervisor, to train and deliver other evidence-based treatment or become a champion' of a special interest area (such as perinatal mental health, LGBTQIA+ or cultural wellbeing), with restorative reflective spaces offered.

If you are an enthusiastic counsellor who enjoys being part of an innovative, thriving, and compassionate team, we would absolutely love to hear from you.

Person Specification



  • CfD Qualification and accreditation
  • Registration with own core profession.
  • Accreditation from a recognised Psychological Therapy body e.g. BABCP, BACP, UKCP.



  • Experience in applying specialist psychological therapies.
  • Involvement in innovative clinical practice.
  • Teaching (clinical practice) qualification/certificate.

Employer details

Employer name

Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust


Somerset House

Manor Lane


BD18 3BP

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