High Intensity Therapist

West London NHS Trust
£49,178 to £55,492 per annum inclusive
Closing date
29 Sep 2023

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Mental health
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you looking for a new CBT role in a friendly team? Are you passionate about providing a vital service to our community?

Due to service expansion at Hounslow IAPT we are now seeking experienced CBT therapists to join our friendly team.

What we offer:

A Golden Hello*! This post attracts an additional 10% of salary (�4917 to �5549 pro rata) bonus paid monthly over two years

We offer a stable, and supportive working environment

A relocation allowance of up �8,000, if moving more than 40 miles.

A values driven environment - Togetherness, Responsibility, Excellence and Caring underpin how we treat each other and our patients

We promote a healthy work-life balance and operate a hybrid working week

We offer flexible working, with full/part time opportunities available (min 3 days/week)

Regular line management & supervision

A comprehensive CPD & reflective practice program

We are also eager to attract Psychologists and CBT therapists trained in other IAPT modalities such as Behavioural Couples Therapy (BCT), Couples Therapy for Depression (CTfD), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and Interpersonal Therapy (IPT).

Main duties of the job

You'll provide a specialist and caring CBT service to our clients who are primarily suffering mild to moderate mental health problems, including anxiety and depression. This will include providing specialist CBT therapy, facilitating CBT groups and supporting PWPs to facilitate community and/or in-house workshops.

In addition, this role also involves providing advice on clients' psychological care to non-psychologist colleagues and carers, and supervising other colleagues including trainee therapists and PWPs and trainees from other professional groups as appropriate.

You will be based in the Isleworth Centre team base and Health Centres in the London Borough of Hounslow, as well as home working.

This role will include working with people from different cultural backgrounds and ages, using interpreters when necessary, and you will be passionate about providing an equal opportunity for all clients to access our services.

About us

West London NHS Trust is one of the most diverse providers of mental health, community and social care in the UK.

Our 3,982 staff care for people in hospital and in the community, helping them to recover and go on to lead full and productive lives. We aim to be the best organisation of our kind in the country.

We provide care and treatment for more than 800,000 people living in the London boroughs of Ealing, Hammersmith & Fulham and Hounslow, delivering services in the community (at home, in GP surgeries and care homes), hospital, specialist clinics and forensic (secure) units.

We'rerated good overall by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

Together, we're committed to promoting hope and wellbeing, working with patients, service users, carers, families and partners across the communities we serve.

We are keen to ensure that our workforce reflects the community it serves, particularly in terms of ethnicity, gender, disability, LGBTQ+ and experience of mental illness

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the attached Candidate Pack for full details about this role.

We think Hounslow IAPT is a great place to work. If you would like to discuss this opportunity in more detail, please contact 0300 123 0739, and ask to speak to one of our Step 3 Leads, or email us on nhsnwl.hounslowiapt@nhs.net. For more information about our service and what we offer, please visit our website on https://www.westlondon.nhs.uk/our-services/adult/iapt/iapt-hounslow

We have a supportive team culture which is evident in our high rates of staff retention within our Step 2 and 3 team and there are good opportunities for career progression.

We have recently had positive feedback from a staff survey where we scored highly in regard to perceptions of the quality of care staff felt able to provide, levels of support, feeling valued and in equality and diversity.

As a member of the step 3 team you would have opportunities to deliver training and teaching to colleagues. There is potential for developing a champion role as well as the chance to develop skills in leadership, project management and QI.

We are committed to the development of our staff and have an in-house CPD programme which is shared with the Trusts other IAPT services, plus access via the London IAPT programme to training in other therapeutic modalities such as IPT, EMDR and Behavioural Couples Therapy

Person Specification



  • Postgraduate doctoral level training in clinical or counseling psychology (or its equivalent for those trained prior to 1996) as accredited by the BPS
  • Postgraduate training in another core mental health profession (nursing, occupational therapy) or equivalent experience plus a postgraduate diploma or higher degree in CBT
  • Professional registration with the appropriate Health Professions Council (HPC)
  • To be accredited by the BABCP as a provisionally or fully accredited practitioner, or to be able to achieve provisional practitioner accreditation with the BABCP within six months of starting in post


  • Pre-qualification training and qualifications in research methodology, staff training and/or other fields of applied psychology
  • Fully accredited with the BABCP



  • Experience of specialist psychological assessment and treatment of clients within an IAPT service
  • Experience of working with a wide variety of client groups and presenting problems that reflect a range of clinical severity including maintaining a high degree of professionalism in the face of highly emotive and distressing problems, verbal abuse and the threat of physical abuse


  • Experience of teaching, training and/or supervision
  • Experience of the application of CBT in different cultural contexts
  • Experience of specialist psychological assessment and treatment of clients across a range of care settings. including outpatient, community, and primary care settings

Knowledge and Skills


  • Skills in the use of complex methods of psychological assessment, intervention and management frequently requiring sustained and intense concentration
  • Experience at working with Cognitive Behaviour Therapy at a specialist level
  • High-level knowledge of the theory and practice of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
  • Well-developed skills in the ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing, complex, highly technical and/or clinically sensitive information to clients, their families, carers and other professional colleagues both within and outside the NHS
  • Skills in providing consultation to other professional and non-professional groups
  • Knowledge of issues relating to primary and secondary care psychological therapies services


  • Knowledge of the theory and practice of specialised psychological therapies in specific difficult to treat groups (e.g. personality disorder, dual diagnoses, people with additional disabilities etc.)

Employer details

Employer name

West London NHS Trust


Hounslow IAPT



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