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Senior Counsellor

Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Countywide / Remote Working
£43,742 to £50,056 Per Annum/Pro Rata
Closing date
28 May 2024

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Mental health, Counsellor / Psychotherapist
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

We are recruiting a Senior Counsellor with skills in the practical application of NICE recommended modalities in particular Person-centred Experiential Counselling for Depression.

The post holder will provide both individual and group supervision for PCE-CfD therapists within the team and PCE-CfD supervision training would be provided to support them in doing so.

It is important that the post holder has been qualified at practitioner level for a minimum of 2 years in this approach and are experienced and confident enough to support trainee PCE-CfD Practitioners offering up to 20 sessions to clients.

They would carry a small caseload of their own PCE-CfD clients to continue to keep their practice up to date. Being qualified in another modality such as Interpersonal Psychotherapy or Couples Therapy for Depression also would be highly desirable for this post and supervision training would also be available in this area as and when appropriate.

The post holder would also take on other senior duties within the team to support the Counselling and Psychotherapy Professional Lead and be part of the duty rota for the service as well as undergo complex assessments.

We welcome applications from Accredited counsellors/psychotherapists. You would be joining a small team of Senior Counsellors.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be an experienced counsellor and supervisor holding a recognised qualification, accredited with BACP/UKCP/NCS and potentially IPTUK.

This is a faced-paced role, carrying responsibility at Senior level for the implementation of supervision in the service to support the Counselling and Psychotherapy Lead. The post holder will work in the Talking Therapies service to assess, formulate and implement psychological interventions under the guidance of supervision and within the parameters of a Talking Therapies service. You will need to be able to work on initiative, be well organised and flexible to providing adequate support for clinical work.

The post holder will be responsible for offering independent clinical supervision both one to one and in groups. You will also take part in designing and delivering CPD events and other relevant tasks. You will be working with individuals experiencing low mood/depression. All Talking Therapies counsellors/psychological therapists are required to deliver high quality services through the use of routine outcome measures, evidence-based treatment, electronic record and data management systems, participation in clinical and management supervision.

About us

We're an NHS community and mental health provider Trust based in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. We deliver community and hospital-based care to improve people's physical and mental health. We also provide specialist support to people with dementia or a learning disability.

We are a people organisation and people matter to us. As part of the team, you'll help support the health and wellbeing of the people who live and visit this beautiful part of the UK.

Over 4,000 people make up the Trust. This includes doctors, nurses, therapists, plus admin and support staff.

We work in people's homes, in community clinics and bases. Some staff work from one of our 13 community hospitals. Our aspiration is to have great people, provide great care, be a great place to work and a great partner.

Approximately 568,000 people live here. A third of people who live in Cornwall are supported by acute hospital services in Devon. As a result, we also work closely with our partners in Devon. In the summer, and during other holidays lots of people choose to visit the area. This increases the numbers of people who use our services.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To view a detailed job description and person specification including the main responsibilities of this role please see supporting documents.

Person Specification



  • Advanced Diploma in Counselling and/or Psychotherapy Practice
  • BACP, IPT-UK, UKCP or NCS or equivalent Accreditation status
  • IAPT Modality (PCE-CfD, IPT, CTfD) Practitioner Qualification status


  • Qualifications and Experience as a Supervisor in an IAPT Modality



  • Good record of Continuing Professional Development in an IAPT-compliant counselling modality and willingness to continue this.

Employer details

Employer name

Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust


Talking Therapies

West Cornwall

Countywide / Remote Working

TR16 4AR

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