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PCMHSS Counsellor

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board
£35,922 to £43,257 per annum pro rata
Closing date
26 Jun 2024

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Mental health, Counsellor / Psychotherapist
Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Counsellor to join the Primary Care Mental Health Support Service (PCMHSS). The team is seeking to appoint a Counsellor on a permanent term basis to address the PCMHSS adult counselling wait list .

This is an opportunity to work within a psychologically minded service with a strong commitment to the clinical governance agenda. Clinical supervision will be provided.

Main duties of the job

Working within the legislative framework of part One of the Mental Health (Wales) Measure, to improve access to mental health support at a primary care level for people with mild to moderate or stable severe mental health needs within the context of a multi-disciplinary multi-agency Primary Care Mental Health Support Service (PCMHSS).

The service is delivered to working age adults, older adults and people with a learning disability.

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post Welsh and/or English speakers are equally welcome to apply.

About us

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board is a multi-award winning NHS organisation with a passion for caring. The Health Board provides an exceptional workplace where you can feel trusted and valued. Whatever your specialty or stage in your career, we have opportunities for everyone to start, grow and build your career. The health board provides integrated acute, primary and community care serving a population of 650,000 and employing over 16,000 staff.

We offer a fantastic benefits package and extensive training and development opportunities with paid mandatory training, excellent in-house programmes, opportunities to complete recognised qualifications and professional career pathways including a range of management development programmes. We offer flexible working and promote a healthy work life balance, provide occupational health support and an ambitious plan for a Wellbeing Centre of Excellence to support you at work.

Our Clinical Futures strategy continues to enhance and promote care closer to home as well as high quality hospital care when needed. This includes the Grange University Hospital which provides specialist and critical care and is the newest addition to the clinical futures strategy opening in November 2020. Join us on our journey to pioneer new ways of working and deliver a world-class healthcare service fit for the future.

Job description

Job responsibilities

You will be able to find a full Job description and Person Specification attached within the supporting documents or please click Apply now to view in Trac

Person Specification



  • Accredited Counsellor or Psychotherapist BACP/BABCP or equivalent
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling/Psychotherapy or equivalent



  • Meets all essential criteria as per attached job description/person specification



  • Demonstrable experience of working in mental health, primary care and/or learning disabilities services

Employer details

Employer name

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board


Risca Health Centre

Risca Health Centre. Cromwell Road, Risca


NP11 6YF

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