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Art Psychotherapist

Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£45,753 to £52,067 incl 5% fringe HCAS per annum pro rata
Closing date
2 Jun 2024

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Mental health, Counsellor / Psychotherapist
Band 7
Contract Type
Part Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a confident band 7 Art Psychotherapist with a good level of experience, to build on the valuable role arts therapies plays within our Children and Young People's Services.

We are looking for enthusiastic, skilled and innovative clinicians with a broad range of specialist arts psychotherapy skills, who will be able to maintain clinical curiosity, engage in reflective practice and have the ability to advocate for children, young people and families' needs.

This opportunity is perfect for an experienced Arts Psychotherapist who is seeking a new challenge in a dynamic and rewarding environment.

The trust is keen to ensure the wellbeing of their staff and will support you in achieving your professional best. We offer clinical, professional, and operational supervision, CPD and ongoing peer support with other arts therapists across the trust.

Main duties of the job

My job makes better lives by promoting mental health recovery for children and young people who use our services who present with mental health difficulties and/or neurodevelopmental disorders. The main responsibilities of the post holder will be providing assessments and treatment, either individually or with a member of the multidisciplinary team depending on the complexity of the referral, within a clinic setting. There will also be the opportunity to develop and participate in our Surrey and Northeast Hampshire Groups. The post holder should be able to offer a range of therapeutic interventions appropriate to the Trauma care pathway which the young person is on

About us

Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust is the leading provider of health and social care services for people of all ages with mental ill-health and learning disabilities in Surrey and North East Hampshire. We also provide social care services for people with a learning disability in Croydon and ASD and ADHD assessment services in Hampshire.

We actively seek to engage people who use our services and our communities in improving the mental wellbeing of the local population. We work closely with other NHS and voluntary sector organisations who provide services and support people who use services and carers.

Surrey and Hampshire are beautiful counties lying just 30 minutes away from Central London and from the South Coast.

Our historic market towns and bustling districts are enveloped in wonderful countryside, and our excellent road and rail networks bring the rest of the country within easy reach.

For international travel, both Gatwick and Heathrow airports are nearby.

Please note that we reserve the right to close posts as soon as sufficient applications are received.

Eligibility to high cost area supplement is conditional upon candidates residence and will be discussed on offer.

We look forward to receiving your application!

Job description

Job responsibilities

To provide a qualified, high-quality specialist psychological therapy service to individuals, carers, families and groups, within and across teams, in line with best, evidence-based practice and trust care pathways.

To be responsible for holding and managing a clinical caseload and to exercise autonomous professional responsibility for the planning and prioritising of own workload and the assessment, treatment and discharge of clients, within the bounds of the service operational policy.

To use analytical and judgment skills and be responsible for taking clinical management decisions in complex clinical issues.

To clinically and or professionally supervise Psychological Therapists, Trainee Psychological Therapists, Psychological Practitioners and arts and health practitioners/volunteers.

To provide consultation and advice about psychological issues to other members of the team/service and other professionals working with service users.

To work autonomously within professional guidelines and exercise responsibility for the systematic governance of psychological practice within the service/team.

To contribute to and take responsibility for local service developments under the supervision of the professional lead.

To be involved in the maintenance and development of arts therapies across the Trust, holding responsibility for defined projects under the supervision of the professional lead.

Person Specification



  • Art Psychotherapy professional qualification
  • HCPC registration
  • Membership of British Association of Art Therapists


  • Additional academic clinical qualification relevant to area of work. (E.G: Mentalization Based Therapy, Mindfulness, CATT (Children's Accelerated Trauma treatment) and EMDR)



  • 3 years of relevant post qualification clinical experience, or equivalent
  • Experience of leading clinical practice/ service development / project work
  • Experience of supporting learners and junior staff
  • Experience/interest/skill in a specialist area.(Autistic Spectrum Disorders, Trauma)

Employer details

Employer name

Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust


CYPS Community Team NEH, Aldershot Centre for Health

Hospital Hill


GU11 1AY

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