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CBT Therapist

Homerton Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£51,488 to £57,802 a year p.a. inc.
Closing date
28 Nov 2023

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Mental health, CBT therapist
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
This is an exciting opportunity to join a large and dynamic IAPT service in a stimulating and unique inner London setting. We are a well-establish team with particular expertise in health psychology for long-term physical health conditions.

You will be joining a team of clinical and Counselling Psychologists, CBT Therapists and Psychological Wellbeing Practitioners with access to specialist cognitive-behavioural supervision.

Due to the expansion of the service, we are recruiting a number of Band 7 High Intensity CBT Therapists and are inviting applications from accreditable CBT Therapists as well as Counselling or Clinical Psychologists who are BABCP accreditable.

We are part of Homerton Healthcare and have strong links with local GPs, secondary care services and voluntary sector providers as part of the City and Hackney Psychological Therapies Alliance. Hackney is a particularly diverse borough this is reflected in the range of people we see and the problems that we treat.

Some views shared by clinicians:

There is a focus on staff wellbeing and there are opportunities to get involved with this if you have ideas on how to improve the work environment.

I like that we are able to have variety in our week with taking on other duties and responsibilities. For example attending specialist supervision, supervising others, attending training and teaching.

Main duties of the job

Main duties include:
  • To work closely with other psychological therapists working in Primary Care
  • To develop and maintain good working relationships with staff in the Primary Care Clinical Psychology Team, with the purpose of facilitating client care, planning and dissemination of relevant information
  • To liaise with relevant others in the City and Hackney Psychological Therapies Alliance and members of other disciplines and agencies responsible for a client's
  • To communicate highly sensitive and complex information to clients, relatives, and non- psychologists in easily understood Requiring empathy, sensitivity, and interpersonal skills as there may be barriers to acceptance and the atmosphere may be highly emotive or hostile, e.g., issues involving child protection, sexual abuse, domestic violence.

About us

Homerton Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust is a high performing and flourishing organisation serving the population of Hackney, East London, The City and beyond.

We are extremely proud of the fact that Homerton Hospital has recently attained the highest possible rating of Outstanding from the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

Our integrated Trust provides comprehensive hospital and community health services for its local population and a range of specialist services for a wider group of patients. In addition, the Trust manages services out of St Leonard's Hospital and the Mary Seacole Nursing Home.

Homerton aims to ensure equality and value diversity, and we are committed to inclusion for all of our staff. This is reflected in our policies, procedures and People Plan. All of our staff are expected to embody our Trust values at all times.

We are also committed, through our Fair Recruitment Standards, to ensuring all applicants are treated fairly.

Homerton has a proud tradition of supporting and developing its staff, including its well regarded and valued nursing community, and all staff are able to take advantage of a great range of benefits.

Homerton is proud to have been included on the HSJ & Nursing Times Best Places to Work list.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The full job description provides an overview of the key tasks and responsibilities of the role, and the person specification outlines the qualifications, skills, experience, and knowledge required. For both documents, please view the attachment/s on this page.

The person specification below is not the full person specification but outlines the criteria against which your application form will be assessed.

Person Specification

Education / Qualifications


  • Post graduate qualification in CBT leading to BABCP accreditation OR Post-graduate qualification in Clinical or Counselling Psychology conferring eligibility for chartership by the British Psychological Society
  • Registration with Health and Care Professions Council
  • Evidence of CPD as recommended by BPS


  • BABCP accreditation or strong evidence of interest and further training in CBT
  • Training in and experience of delivering Interpersonal Therapy (IPT)

Skills / Abilities


  • Highly-developed skills in the use of complex methods of psychological assessment, intervention and management, including the use of theoretical models to analyse information and to develop formulations upon which to base choice of treatment.
  • Ability to act as a specialist psychological therapist and work autonomously in community and hospital settings.


  • Skills for facilitating communication in interventions with families and staff teams
  • Ability to develop and use complex multi-media materials for presentations in public, professional and academic settings.
  • Doctoral-level knowledge of research design and methodology, including complex, multivariate data analysis as practised within the field of clinical psychology.



  • Experience of working with a wide variety of patient groups across the life course and presenting with the full range of clinical severity across a range of care settings including outpatient, community, primary care, inpatient and residential care.
  • Experience of work in a multi-cultural setting, including working with interpreters.


  • Experience of the application of psychology in different cultural contexts.
  • Experience of working with older adults
  • Experience of teaching or training other staff.



  • Knowledge/understanding of confidentiality issues
  • Working knowledge of the practices and approaches of other key disciplines, professions and agencies involved in the care and management network, including medical, employment, social, educational and criminal justice systems.
  • Knowledge of legislation in relation to the specialism and mental health generally

Other Requirements


  • Commitment and adherence to equality, diversity, and inclusion
  • Ability to concentrate intensively for substantial periods of time during patient contact, teaching/supervision sessions, team meetings, preparing written work etc & produce high quality professional results to specified deadlines and other time constraints
  • Ability to manage effectively frequent exposure to highly distressing/emotional circumstances & manage effectively verbal aggression and abuse from patients, carers
  • Work creatively, co-operatively, reliably & consistently as an independent practitioner, as a mentor & supervisor, & in multi-disciplinary & team settings & demonstrably respectful approach to patients, carers, colleagues, other professionals & professional contacts & Willingness to negotiate and ability to handle confrontation effectively and professionally.

Trust Values


  • Understanding and demonstration of the Trust Values

Employer details

Employer name

Homerton Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust


St Leonard's Hospital & acute and primary care sites in Hackney.

Nuttall Street


N1 5LZ

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.


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