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Senior High Intensity CBT Therapist

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year Based on full time hours
Closing date
28 May 2024

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Mental health, CBT therapist
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you a CBT therapist looking to get your career back on track?

Would like further training and development in CAT, MBCT, IPT, EMDR and Couple Therapy?

Would you like to join a service that has a strong staff wellbeing support and reflective practice sessions?

If so then we would love to talk to you to help put a structured career path in place for you in our expanding service!!

italk is an exciting, transformative, and expanding psychological therapies service and is looking to recruit High Intensity CBT Therapists.

We are part of Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust and are commissioned by North Hampshire, West Hampshire, South East Hampshire and Fareham & Gosport CCGs to deliver the IAPT service across Hampshire.

We are a strong partnership service comprised of a collaboration between Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust and Solent Mind charity. We strive to deliver a high quality, evidence-based, service user-centred therapy service, to the population of Hampshire. We are looking to employ High Intensity CBT Therapists to deliver high quality therapeutic interventions to our local residents.

We are developing our Long-Term Health Conditions pathway and working with those who also present with physical health related problems both individually and through our emerging group programmes this offers those who work with our team plenty of opportunities to enhance their job satisfaction by learning more about this area and developing skills.

Main duties of the job

You will provide a combination of face to face and online based high intensity cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) in line with NICE guidance. We value training and qualifications in other high intensity therapies and will support those wishing to develop their careers by training in other recognised modalities.

You will work with clients who present with a range of complex anxiety disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder and depression related problems at step 3 for which CBT is demonstrated to be clinically effective, carrying out face to face, telephone and web camera assessments as part of their caseload and in accordance with service needs and demands. Where appropriate provide supervision to the Band 6 Psychological Therapy staff.

This vacancy is offered as a permanent contract however, we are happy to talk flexible working hours. There is an expectation that all clinical staff offer two late evening clinics per week (12pm until 8pm). We have vacancies within our Hampshire locality teams. The post holder will be based in the Basingstoke & Alton team.

If you have any further questions, please contact Jamie Pratt or Eilyn Baltodano, Clinical Manager(s) on 07557 064 627/ 07917087439 for an informal discussion.

About us

Southern Health is one of the largest NHS Foundation Trusts in the UK, specialising in mental health and learning disabilities, as well as offering physical health community-based services.

As a Trust, our footprint spans more than 200 sites across Hampshire, wholeheartedly committed to providing the best possible healthcare, reaching a range of diverse communities.

- We function as a unified team, placing patients and staff at the forefront of all our endeavours.

- Our 7,000+ workforce is skilled and diverse, with a deep commitment to ongoing staff development. We offer customised training, leadership pathways, and a plethora of career opportunities.

- We respect and listen to your thoughts, ideas, and concerns via well-established network of staff groups to increase awareness and appreciation of equality, diversity, and inclusion.

Building on all this, we are currently working closely with other local NHS Trusts to integrate all our collective community, mental health, and learning disability services across Hampshire and Isle of Wight. Our new organisation is set to launch in April 2024 and will incorporate Southern Health, Solent, Isle of Wight and Sussex Partnership Trusts.

While the new Trust will be substantially bigger, it will continue to cater to the unique needs of different communities, streamlining services and making healthcare across the county more accessible.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Further information about the Trust and this role can be found on the Job Description and Person Specification document attached.

Happy to talk flexible working- all requests for flexible and part time working will be considered.

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Person Specification



  • Qualification from High Intensity IAPT Course (Post Graduate Diploma)
  • OR
  • Equivalent:
  • e.g. A recorded/registered doctoral level qualification in clinical or counselling psychology/ a recorded/registered qualification in one of the following - nursing, social work, occupational therapy, arts therapy or a psychological therapy -- plus further post graduate qualification training in a psychological therapy which may be CBT or another IAPT appropriate evidence based therapy (i.e. IPT) to at least equivalent of a post graduate diploma
  • AND
  • BABCP Accredited
  • AND
  • Significant experience working as a psychological therapy practitioner and demonstrating the competences as required.

Employer details

Employer name

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust


Basepoint Basingstoke

Unit 23, Stroudley Road



RG24 8UP

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