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Counsellor, Psychotherapist or CBT therapist

Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
Depending on experience Dependant on experience and qualifications
Closing date
2 Dec 2023

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Would you like to join a friendly, supportive, and innovative team who are celebrating 25 years of providing a service for adults with cancer? We are seeking a compassionate, enthusiastic clinician who is motivated to improve the psychological care of those living with cancer.

The Cancer Psychological Service is continually developing and there are many creative and innovative opportunities for the post-holder to meet the needs of the Adult Oncology community.

This post provides an excellent opportunity to develop and extend clinical skills supported by an experienced and enthusiastic team.

There will be opportunities to develop supervision skills and scope for teaching, training and research. This is a really exciting time to join the team, we are currently involved in several projects to improve the delivery of timely psychological intervention to patients.

Applications are open to qualified Counsellors, Psychotherapists and CBT therapists however we would consider applicants from individuals who are currently completing training. Ideally you will have previous experience of working in cancer or physical health settings and will be looking to apply and expand your knowledge in this area.

This post sits within the Cancer Psychological service which is made up of Clinical and Counselling Psychologists, CBT nurses and psychological support workers.

The post is a part time 30 hour position.

Main duties of the job

The role will involve providing assessment and therapeutic intervention to adults with a cancer diagnosis.

The majority of the work will be on an individual basis but there will also be opportunity for group work.

The post will involve becoming part of an MDT and working alongside others in the team to develop the future direction of the service.

The service will be based at the Queens centre, a state of the art facility, at Castle Hill Hospital. The hospital is set in a peaceful rural and picturesque setting in East Yorkshire.

The service sits within a wider Department of Psychological Services providing opportunity for professional development. There is an active staff support service and we recognise the importance of staff wellbeing.

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled Worker Visa sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications.

You can determine the likelihood of obtaining a Certificate of Sponsorship for the post by assessing your circumstances against criteria specifiedon the website.

About us

HUTH has two main sites: Hull Royal Infirmary and Castle Hill Hospital with an annual budget of approximately �500 million. The Trust employs around 11,000 staff and serves an extended population of 1.25 million, delivering a number of outpatient services from locations across the area, extending from Scarborough in North Yorkshire to Grimsby and Scunthorpe in North East and North Lincolnshire respectively

Our vision is Great Staff, Great Care, Great Future, as we believe that by developing an innovative, skilled and caring workforce, we can deliver great care to our patients and a great future for our employees, our Trust and our community.

We offer a range of benefits to support our staff including:
  • Access to the NHS Pension Scheme, providing generous benefits upon retirement, as well as a lump sum and pension for dependants
  • 27 days holiday rising to 33 days (depending on NHS Trust service)
  • A variety of different types of paid and unpaid leave covering emergency and planned leave
  • NHS Car Lease scheme and Cycle to Work scheme
  • An extensive range of learning and development opportunities
  • Discounts on restaurants, getaways, shopping, motoring, cinema and finance from a range of providers

For further information on the fantastic range of benefits we offer please visit the Trust's dedicated Staff Benefits pages

Job description

Job responsibilities

We are looking for a motivated Counsellor/CBT Therapist or Psychotherapist to join the Cancer Psychological Team within Hull University Teaching Hospitals Trust (HUTH). The post holder will provide a high quality Service to people under the care of the Cancer Psychological services. The successful candidate will work as a member of the Department of Psychological Services, based at the Queens Centre at Castle Hill Hospital, providing a high quality, specialist, applied psychological service to patients under the care of HUTH.

The primary role of this post is the delivery of psychological therapy to patients that require psychological input as part of their Cancer pathway (providing both inpatient and outpatient input as appropriate).

The post holder will support psychological practice within the service through consultation, supervision, formulation and training. They will participate in systematic clinical governance and offer clinical supervision to junior staff as appropriate. The post holder will utilise research skills for audit, service development and research within the area served by the team/service.

Person Specification

Education/ Qualifications


  • For CBT Therapists: Post-graduate diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and hold BABCP accreditation. For Psychotherapists and Counsellors: Psychotherapy or Counselling accreditation that confers registration and full accreditation with one of the following professional bodies UKCP or BACP.
  • Maintains a portfolio of CPD in line with regulatory body standards. Applications from candidates working towards accreditation are welcomed with any salary offered reflecting their non-accredited status.


  • Appropriate supervisory training, for example supervisor accreditation through BABCP.
  • Specific CPD modules relevant to specialist field (oncology)

Knowledge, Training and Experience


  • Experience of working clinically with individuals in a health setting.
  • Experience of working within and supporting multidisciplinary teams in health care, social services or a related field.
  • Skills in using complex methods of psychological assessment and intervention e.g. cognitive behavioural therapy, ACT, CFT, Psychotherapy models, person centred counselling.
  • Evidence based practice relevant to the role.


  • Experience of providing psychological support to oncology patients.
  • Experience of working in an oncology health setting or in cancer care.
  • Experience of working in an Acute Hospital Trust
  • Experience of Teaching, training and clinical supervision.

Communication and Interpersonal Skills


  • Highly developed knowledge of the theory and practice of Psychological models
  • Knowledge of risk assessment and risk management.
  • Knowledge of National directives / strategies shaping cancer services.


  • Skills in providing consultation to other professional and non-professional groups.
  • Knowledge of relevant legislation and implications for clinical practice

Special Attributes and Other


  • A positive attitude towards involvement in the supervisory process.
  • Able to liaise effectively with MDT members, GPs and other agencies
  • Ability to manage own stress.
  • Willing to be flexible and adapt to changing service operational priorities.
  • Willing to commit to personal development


  • Experience of working within a stressful environment.
  • The ability to teach and train others
  • Skills in the use of different therapeutic approaches.

Other requirements


  • Enthusiasm for a broad range of psychological phenomena and interest in models of service delivery, and an ability to articulate the value added by psychological services within the context of the multi-disciplinary teams.
  • Ability to work flexibly within a multi-disciplinary context and within an acute healthcare environment.


  • Experience of working within a multicultural framework.
  • Previous NHS experience.

Employer details

Employer name

Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust


Queen's Centre, Castle Hill Hospital

Castle Road,


HU16 5JQ

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