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Clinical/Counselling/Forensic Psychologist

Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust
Thames House, Littlemore Mental Health Centre, Oxford
£40,057 - £53,219 Dependent on experience
Closing date
2 Jul 2022

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Counsellor / Psychotherapist
Prison and Forensic
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
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Are you interested in complexity, longer-term work, and close multi-disciplinary team working? Would you like to be involved in providing trauma-informed, creative and compassionate care?

The Forensic Psychology department is seeking to recruit a Clinical, Counselling or Forensic Psychologist to join Thames House, our low secure enhanced women’s in-patient service, based in Oxford. This role is either suitable for a newly qualified or Band 7 Psychologist, who would like to develop into an 8a role, or for a person already working at 8a level.

The successful candidate will be responsible for ensuring the provision of a high quality psychological service within the unit, engaging with a challenging but rewarding population. The model of care at Thames House is based on attachment theory and is trauma-informed We welcome a range of psychological models. Reflective thinking and creative approaches are highly valued. There is an emphasis on close multi-disciplinary team working within a very supportive and psychologically-minded context. Staff support and working with families/carers are an important part of the role.

There will also be opportunities to lead on service wide projects in order to contribute significantly to improving the quality of the psychological services that we provide. Our psychology department is proud of the diversity of therapeutic approaches utilised in our work, where supervision and continuing professional development is prioritised.

For informal inquiries about the post, or to arrange a visit, please contact Dr Claudia Koch, Consultant Clinical Psychologist (

This post is full-time, although part-time applicants will be considered. It includes an annual recruitment and retention payment for working in secure services.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Name: Claudia Koch, Job title: Consultant Clinical Psychologist

Email address:, Telephone number: 01865902790

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