Cognitive Behavioural Therapist

Solent NHS Trust
£40,057 - £45,839 p.a pro rata
Closing date
3 Jul 2022

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CBT Therapist / Other
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
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We are looking to recruit a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist to join our Portsmouth IAPT Service. The post-holder will work within the IAPT service providing high quality CBT for Depression and anxiety disorders, in accordance with NICE guidance and IAPT national programme recommendations.

The Step 3 team provide both remote and face to face support to clients undertaking individual and group CBT. Therapists are encouraged to develop an area of special interest, consistent with service need, and to contribute to the overall development of the team and services provided.

This post is also suitable for those coming to an end of their PG Diploma in CBT or are newly qualified in CBT.

Talking Change is a well-established and high performing Increasing Access to Psychological Therapy (IAPT) service provided by Solent NHS Trust and commissioned by NHS Portsmouth CCG. The service was launched in 2009 to provide evidence based psychological interventions for the population of Portsmouth in primary care. The service has recently been funded to expand as part of the national and regional initiative to help improve access for LTC and Military Personnel and their families and carer. We have a clinical team comprising of therapists, practitioners and counsellors as well as employment advisors. The clinical services provided to clients are supported by competent, friendly and efficient Admin team. The counselling team provides brief counselling as well as IAPT non-CBT depression treatment such as EMDR, NET, DIT, CfD, Couple therapies for depression, and IPT.

Job Responsibilities
  • Undertakes patient – centred interviews which identifies areas where the person wishes to see change and or recovery and makes an accurate assessment of risk to self and others.
  • Make decisions on suitability of new referrals in accordance with the screening and assessment system in place across the service, participating as required in the process and supporting colleagues as appropriate.
  • Provide evidence-based CBT in line with NICE guidelines. This work may be face to face, via telephone or other media.
  • Assess clients for suitability for CBT and other therapies offered by the service
  • Formulate, implement and evaluate therapy programmes for clients.

Personal Skills/Qualities
  • Communication Skills, written and verbal.
  • Supports and promotes a positive approach to diversity and equality of opportunity, to eliminate discrimination and disadvantage in service delivery and employment, and to manage, support or comply through the implementation of the Solent NHS Trust’s Equal Opportunities Policy.
  • Promotes a culture which respects and values diversity, and support patients, visitors and staff in exercising their rights.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues across a range of agencies.

For more information on the post, please contact Samantha Bradley either on 0300 123 3934 or

We will contact you via NHS Jobs if you are shortlisted for interview.Candidates selected for interview will be contacted before the given interview date; therefore you should check your emails regularly including junk mail folders.Please be advised that we may choose to close adverts early should we receive a high number of applications.

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