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Clinical/Counselling Psychologist

Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust
£49,178 to £55,492 a year pa inc
Closing date
24 May 2024

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Oxleas are seeking to recruit to a Clinical or Counselling Psychologist to join one of our established and MDT integrated secondary care psychological therapies team. We have two new exciting new vacancies for a full time and part time (0.6 fte) applicant. The ADAPT-West Team (Anxiety, Depression, Affective disorders, Personality and Trauma) is based in Beckenham and serves the west of the London Borough of Bromley. This is essentially the non-psychosis community mental health team for 18-65yr olds.

This is an exciting opportunity for the post holder to join a team that is currently developing new and innovative ways of working with people with complex emotional needs. This includes 'whole team approach' interventions such as SCM (Structured Clinical Management), a pilot service for young adults transitioning from CAMHS alongside more established ways of working with attachment and trauma approaches (i.e.MBT, CBT, CAT, Psychodynamic, EMDR, Systemic & 3rd wave approaches). Oxleas has a strong tradition in promoting psychological therapies and embraces multi-modal formulation-based approaches.

Personal therapeutic interests and specialty development are actively encouraged and supported. This can be via formal training as well as established specialist supervision forums which are provided across the Trust.

Main duties of the job

The successful candidates will be involved in delivering individual and group-based interventions as well as psychological assessments for the local population.

The psychological therapies team include Clinical and Counselling psychologists, Art, Systemic and Cognitive Psychotherapists and Assistant Psychologists. There is an established and respected regular reflective practice space for the psychological therapies team that runs alongside regular individual supervision provide by the Locality Lead Clinical Psychologist.

Opportunities to develop supervision skills are consistently available and Oxleas has a long standing relationship with clinical and counselling doctorate programs in taking trainees and developing the wider workforce.

This post is ideal for newly qualified psychologists to join an established and supportive psychology team and similarly suitable for an existent band 7 wanting to diversify their experience. Oxleas runs a bespoke CPD program for newly qualified psychologists and has a strong history in staff support and professional development.

About us

Oxleas offers a wide range of NHS healthcare services to people in community and secure environment settings. Our services include community health care such as district nursing and speech and language therapy, care for people with learning disabilities and mental health care such as psychiatry, nursing and therapies. Our multidisciplinary teams look after people of all ages and we work in close partnership with other parts of the NHS, local councils and the voluntary sector and through our new provider collaboratives. Our 4,300 members of staff work in many different settings including hospitals, clinics, prisons, secure hospitals, children's centres, schools and people's homes.

We have over 125 sites in a variety of locations in the South of England. In London we operate within the Boroughs of Bexley, Bromley Greenwich and into Kent. We manage hospital sites including Queen Mary's Hospital, Sidcup and Memorial Hospital, Woolwich, as well as the Bracton Centre, our medium secure unit for people with mental health needs. We are the largest NHS provider of prison health services providing healthcare to prisons within Devon, Dorset, Bristol, Wiltshire and Gloucestershire, Kent and South London. We are proud of the care we provide and our people.

Our purpose is to improve lives by providing the best possible care to our patients and their families. This is strengthened by our new values:
  • We're Kind
  • We're
  • We Listen
  • We Care

Job description

Job responsibilities

Current registration with the Health Care Professions Council is desirable however trainees due to qualify this year but who have not yet gained HCPC accreditation are encouraged to apply.

Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust is located in South East London/North Kent and provides a wide variety of high quality mental health, community health and learning disability services in Bexley, Bromley and Greenwich.

Oxleas welcomes applicants from diverse backgrounds. Our BuildingA Fairer Oxleas (BAFO) initiative aims to involving frontline staff, senior managers and Board members in making positive changes to how it feels to work at Oxleas, particularly for BAME staff, disabled staff and LGBT+ staff.

The Trust has consistently achieved high ratings in quality assessments, patient and staff surveys as result of an organisational culture which supports staff whilst providing excellent services within a robust clinical governance framework.

The Psychology profession in Oxleas is well respected and represented at a high level within the Trust, and the Director of Therapies is a member of the Trusts executive. Professional development is encouraged within all professional groups.

Person Specification



  • Achieved/working towards doctoral qualification in clinical psychology/counselling psychology

Additional training


  • Additional training relevant to post (i.e. , CEN, personality disorder, trauma)

Work Experience


  • Experience of working with people with complex mental health issues


  • Experience of working in the NHS or equivilant settings

Employer details

Employer name

Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust


Beckenham Beacon

Croydon Rd



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