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CAMHS CBT Therapist/Clinical/Counselling Psychologist

NELFT North East London Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year PA plus HCAS (pro rata)
Closing date
26 Jun 2024
We are looking for enthusiastic CBT therapists and Psychologists to provide therapy within Havering CAMHS service.

Are you are hoping to join a enthusiastic, skilled and driven community team look no further join the London Borough of Havering Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service.

Good knowledge of disorder specific CBT interventions for common mental health disorders is essential for the role. We are also eager to attract Psychologists and CBT therapists trained in other modalities such as Behavioural Couples Therapy (BCT), Couples Therapy for Depression (CTfD), Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy (DIT), Counselling for Depression (CfD), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and Interpersonal Therapy (IPT). In addition to individual therapy, there are opportunities within this role to develop and deliver evidence-based group activities and treatment for clients with common mental health presentations.

Main duties of the job

  • BABCP registration for CBT Therapists - it is a requirement of the post that you have at least provisional accreditation and that you are able to demonstrate that you are maintaining the appropriate records for this registration to be maintained within your probationary period. If you are coming to the end of your training, you need to demonstrate that you are on a BABCP accredited course and you will also need to work towards accreditation during your probationary period.
  • HCPC registration for psychologists. You will also be expected to provide evidence that you are working towards provisional registration with the BABCP within your probationary period.
  • Experience of working with common mental health disorders.
  • Experience of carrying out therapeutic interventions with a variety of clients and using a range of specialist therapeutic interventions as appropriate, with particular emphasis on advanced CBT approaches.
  • Experience of providing supervision/consultation to other staff or services.
  • Able to carry out competent psychological assessments ranging from mild to complex with clients and their relatives. Good diagnostic skills and knowledge of anxiety disorders.
  • Able to choose most appropriate psychological therapeutic protocols and offer a range of evidence-based options to treat clients
  • Knowledge of up-to-date psychological interventions applied to people with mild-severe psychological distress, working knowledge of evidence-based formulation driven treatment.

About us

COVID-19 Vaccination

We continue to encourage all staff to ensure that they have been double vaccinated and received their booster. We recognise that taking the vaccine provides the best defence against COVID 19 for our patients, our staff and their families.

Probationary Period

This post will be subject to a probationary period. Internal applicants are exempt from the probationary period (unless you are an internal applicant currently part way through a probationary period or currently a bank member of staff).

Starting with NELFT

NELFT place a great deal of importance on new starters being properly welcomed and inducted into the Trust. All new starters will join the Trust on the first Monday of each month and will undertake a comprehensive induction of up to two weeks which will include mandatory training, systems training and the allocation of equipment. As part of the process new starters will have the opportunity to also meet the executive team, senior managers and attend a number of drop in sessions focusing in engagement, health and wellbeing and key processes. The induction will be held at our head office in Rainham, Essex.

High Cost Area Supplement

This post also attracts payment for High Cost Area Supplement of 15% of the basic salary (minimum payment of �4,313 and a maximum payment of �5,436 per annum pro rata).

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached job description and person specification when completing your application

The service operates a 9am-5pm Monday -Friday service from the main site in Romford, which is a short walk away from the new TFL Elizabeth Line. We provide access, assessment, treatment following recommended guidance to a growing population of 018-year-olds. We work as a fully integrated MDT working alongside and in collaboration with primary care, universal, targeted and specialised MH services, as well as our educational providers and local authority colleagues.

The London Borough of Havering CAMH service, is also working with the national collaborative and The RCPsych to positively focus and influence our service within the Quality Improvement framework.

Person Specification



  • Professional postgraduate training in Clinical/Counselling Psychology, Doctoral level or equivalent
  • HCPC registration for psychologists (or working towards)
  • CBT Therapist qualification
  • BABCP accreditation for CBT therapists, or working towards accreditation


  • Additional advanced training in CBT, EMDR, IPT or other IAPT specific discipline



  • Experience of working in adult mental health services


  • Experience of working in childrens mental health
  • Experience of providing supervision/consultation/teaching/training to other staff or services

Knowledge and skills


  • Able to carry out highly skilled and complex psychological assessments
  • Able to develop formulations and revise them as appropriate
  • Able to choose most appropriate forms of psychological therapy options to fit client need while working within IAPT guidelines


  • Knowledge & skills in using NHS/IAPT database systems such as Rio, PC-MIS

Employer details

Employer name

NELFT North East London Foundation Trust


The Acorn Centre

London Road



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