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Highly Specialist Cognitive Behaviour Therapist

West London NHS Trust
£56,388 to £62,785 per annum inclusive
Closing date
12 Jun 2024

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Mental health, CBT therapist
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you an experienced high intensity therapist looking for the next step in your career? Or an existing senior therapist who is looking for a move to a friendly and supportive team?

We are looking for a new member of our senior team. We need someone interested in quality improvement with clinical expertise, and the ability to nurture and lead staff effectively. In return we offer an excellent and supportive working environment where your wellbeing is our priority, an excellent induction, and ongoing training and development opportunities.

Here at Hounslow NHS Talking Therapies (previously IAPT) service we are proud to be an innovative and dynamic service that prides itself on excellence.

We also offer:

- A values driven environment - Togetherness, Responsibility, Excellence and Caring underpin how we treat each other and our patients

- A generous CPD package and leadership development

- A healthy work-life balance and operate a hybrid working week, where staff work at home on some days and on site other days (typically 3 days at home and 2 days in the office)

-Opportunities to lead on key priority areas for the service

Main duties of the job

You will be integral to supporting the team as a supervisor and line manager, as well as maintaining a small clinical caseload and supporting in the operational running of the service.

You will be passionate about providing a high standard of care for our service users. This is completed through high quality therapy and ensuring all parts of the system and its processes are effective and run efficiently. This includes providing supervision and line management along with supporting innovation and the setting up of new processes and ways or working as and when required.

We would participially like to hear from you if are qualified in a second modality in addition to CBT, such as IPT, EMDR or BCT. We would also value a qualification in NHS Talking Therapies Long Term Conditions.

Of course leadership skills are also essential to help problem solve with your team and motivate and encourage high standards of work in a rapidly changing and demanding Talking Therapies service. However, for those candidates without significant management experience we offer a comprehensive induction and line management training package to provide the support and skills required.

You will lead on specific areas within our service in both the step 2 and step 3 teams, the senior's role is to develop these areas, improve quality and outcomes, as well as taking part in different projects. We are a forward thinking service and we welcome new ideas and initiatives.

About us

West London NHS Trust is one of the most diverse healthcare providers in the UK, delivering a range of mental health and physical healthcare and community services. The Trust runs Broadmoor Hospital, one of three high secure hospitals in the country, with an international reputation.

Our high secure services care for patients from South of England and we provide low and medium secure services across eight London boroughs. The Trust also provides mental and physical healthcare in three London boroughs (Ealing, Hounslow and Hammersmith & Fulham). We employ 4,500 staff, of whom 56% are BME. Our turnover for 2023-24 is �426m.

The Trust is rated as 'Good' overall by the Care Quality Commission. Forensic services are rated as 'Outstanding'.

The Trust is an established partner and contributor in the development of the evolving North West London Integrated Care System and the Integrated Care Board. The Trust leads the NW London Children and Adolescent Mental Health provider collaborative.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The Candidate Pack provides an overview of the key tasks and responsibilities of the role, and the person specification outlines the qualifications, skills, experience and knowledge required. Please view as attached.

The person specification below is not the full person specification, but outlines the criteria against which your application form will be assessed.

Person Specification



  • Talking Therapies Low Intensity CBT or High Intensity CBT Qualification
  • Accredited PWP or CBT Therapist


  • LTC certificate of competency
  • PWP Supervisor training



  • Experience of offering detailed assessments and treatment interventions within an Talking Therapies service, including individual and group interventions
  • Experience of working with a wide variety of client groups, across the whole life course presenting problems that reflect the full range of clinical severity including maintaining a high degree of professionalism in the face of highly emotive and distressing problems, verbal abuse and the threat of physical abuse.
  • Experience of supervising qualified and trainee PWPs within an Talking Therapies service
  • Demonstrates high standards in written communication
  • Worked in a service where agreed targets in place demonstrating clinical outcomes


  • Experience of the application of CBT in different cultural contexts.



  • Demonstrates an understanding of anxiety and depression and how it may present in Primary Care
  • Skills in providing consultation to other professional and non-professional groups


  • Demonstrates a knowledge of the issues surrounding work and the impact it can have on mental health
  • Knowledge of medication used in anxiety and depression and other common mental health problems
  • Demonstrates an understanding for the need to use evidence based psychological therapies and how it relates to this post

Employer details

Employer name

West London NHS Trust


Hounslow IAPT



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