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Principle Clinical/Counselling psychologist/CBT/psychotherapist

Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust
£64,408 to £73,961 a year pro rata pa inc
Closing date
4 Jun 2024
This is a newly created leadership role within the Greenwich ADAPT (Anxiety, Depression, Personality Disorder and Trauma) Secondary Care team. You will be joining a diverse team of psychologists, psychotherapists and CBT therapists.

Our primary interventions at present are primarily (short and long term) group based and include MBT, CBT, Psychotherapy as well as the team approach of SCM. We offer a small amount of EMDR in the service, which we are expanding.

We hope to set up a DBT service in the Autumn and this post holder will act as the Clinical Lead for this and so experience in Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy or DBT would be desirable but not essential. The post holder will lead on the development and evaluation of this pilot DBT service.

The post holder will also be responsible for supporting the consultant clinical psychologist with managing Response To Treatment times of 18 weeks from referral to treatment as well as holding a clinical caseload.

Other leadership opportunities will be available such as representing ADAPT psychology at business meetings.

Main duties of the job

To act as the clinical lead in developing, implementing and evaluating a pilot DBT service

Integrating with the wider MDT and providing a psychologically informed perspective at clinical meetings

Manage the Response to treatment times alongside the consultant clinical psychologist

Provision of clinical supervision and reflective practice as required

Provision of psychological assessment, report writing and interventions (across a range of client groups and interventions)

To manage the delivery and development of the services group programme ensuring that high quality, evidence based care is delivered in a timely way.

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 Fair
  • We Listen
  • We Care

Job description

Job responsibilities

Post-graduate doctoral level training in clinical or counselling psychology (or its equivalent for those trained prior to 1996) as accredited by the BPS, including specifically models of psychopathology, clinical psychometrics and neuropsychology, two or more distinct psychological therapies and lifespan developmental psychology.

Registration with the Health & Care Professions Council as a Practitioner Psychologist.

Or Registration within a core mental health profession (e.g. nursing, psychology, social work, OT) and BABCP accreditation as a Cognitive-Behavioural Therapist/ psychotherapist

Recognised supervision training.

Post-doctoral training in relevant specialist areas of Clinical Psychology or CBT.

Leadership or management training

Person Specification



  • 4 years post qualification experience
  • work with PD


  • Training and experience in mindfullness / DBT
  • Experience of service development

professional registration


  • HCPCC/ BABCP reg

experience in supervision


  • Has provided clinical supervision

Employer details

Employer name

Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust


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