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Highly Specialist Clinical/Counselling Psychologist

Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£50,952 to £57,349 pro rata per annum
Closing date
25 Nov 2023
An exciting opportunity has arisen in the North Tyneside Talking Therapies Service for a Clinical/Counselling Psychologist, to provide excellent, high quality and time limited psychological interventions in accordance with NICE guidelines to patients presenting with a range of mental health problems.

The successful candidate will be joining a well-established, Psychology team that continues to offer high quality, evidence based psychological interventions for the North Tyneside population.

We have one FT equivalent vacancy and are accepting applications via this job description and from specialist Psychological Therapists (alternative advert). The service will consider requests for full and part time working and currently we work a blended approach between home and base working.

The service delivers high quality clinical supervision and CPD programmes in house, and strongly supports staffs' continued learning and development and established links with Newcastle Uni, DCLIN Psych Course.

Main duties of the job

Successful candidates should be keen to work therapeutically with a wide range of psychological difficulties, however a significant proportion of the work is with people presenting with complex psychological difficulties, predominantly linked to developmental trauma. The Psychology team includes therapists trained in a range of therapeutic models including Psychology, EMDR, CAT, CBT and CFT.

The role will require you to work in conjunction with colleagues to deliver services within a flexible stepped care model of care. As the service is designed to promote greater access you will be required to work flexible hours to enable this improved service delivery. This is a great opportunity to be a part of an experienced and committed service in a forward-thinking organisation and make a tangible difference to those struggling with a range of mental health problems.

Successful candidates will be registered with their relevant professional body (for psychologists this includes eligible for Chartered Status with the BPS). The successful candidates would ideally have experience working in primary care and have skills and expertise in working therapeutically with complex patients.

About us

We manage three major locality hospitals at North Tyneside, Wansbeck and Hexham, plus a number of smaller community hospitals and clinics from Tynemouth to Berwick on Tweed, in addition to our state-of-the-art Northumbria Specialist Emergency Care Hospital, the first of its kind in England. We also care for people in their homes and provide services from facilities in local communities such as health centres. We give people greater choice and control over their care to help them to live independently at home and avoid hospital admission where appropriate. High quality patient care is at the heart of everything we do and we strive to ensure every single patient and service user has an exceptional experience with us. We have one of the most extensive patient experience programmes of any trust in England.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The post holder will work within the Psychology team of North Tyneside Talking Therapies . The Service is an integrated mental health service and consists of the national NHS Talking Therapies for anxiety and depression programme, together with Counselling, Psychology and Employment Support.

To be responsible for providing and promoting the psychological health and wellbeing of clients in our psychology team within North Tyneside Talking Therapies.

The post holder will provide therapy interventions to patients with a range of complex mental health disorders and provide clinical supervision to other Clinical/Counselling Psychologists and Psychological Therapists.

To role model compassionate and inclusive leadership in order to shape thecreation of a collective leadership culture within the trust. This means demonstrating a consistent leadership style which (a) engages, enables and empowers others (b) uses coaching to promote ownership of learning and quality improvement and (c) facilitates team working and collaboration within teams / departments and across organisational boundaries.

Please note: Depending on the position advertised, as part of pre-employment checks you may be required to provide evidence of having received acomplete course of an authorised Covid-19 vaccine. The Trust currently recognises vaccine certification from the UK, USA and all EU nations.

Person Specification



  • Registered with health Professions Council (HCPC) as a qualified Practitioner Psychologist
  • Honours degree in psychology, giving eligibility for Graduate membership of the British Psychological Society (BPS)
  • Doctoral degree or equivalent qualification as accredited by the British Psychological Society as qualification for the independent practice of applied psychology in the Health Service.
  • Educated to a minimum requirement of Bachelors degree in psychology minimum 3 years full-time and a Doctorate in clinical or counseling psychology minimum of a further 3 years full-time or equivalent. There is an additional expectation of previous clinical experience prior to undertaking postgraduate qualifications.

Employer details

Employer name

Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust


Hadrian Health Centre

Elton Street East


NE28 8QU

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