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Clinical/Counselling Psychologist

Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£45,753 to £52,067 a year pa pro rata
Closing date
18 Jul 2024

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Come and join our Psychology team and be part of shaping psychological provision across the older people's community service. We are a supportive team that values innovation, fosters development and is passionate about the care of older people and their families.

We are looking for a qualified Clinical/Counselling Psychologist to join our team providing high quality community services to older people within Surrey Heath. The Surrey Heath CMHTOP is part of the Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Trust, with the base at Theta, Frimley. We work with those over 65-years who are faced with mental health and/or memory problems.

Our Psychology department recognise the importance of support, have regular CPD sessions, and externally provided skills workshops (e.g. CAT, CFT). There is access to specialist neuropsychology supervision monthly in addition to regular clinical supervision, management supervision, and peer support. Our Trust is a pilot site for the Transformation agenda opening up further opportunities to train and develop skills allied to expanding and developing services and specialisms. Our department has expanded rapidly in the past few years allowing for further opportunities to take forward clinician interests.

We offer a comprehensive induction programme, and a good peer support network. We value the contribution of our team and are able to offer some flexibility of working around service need, including both remote and in-person aspects of working.

Main duties of the job

This exciting role will involve working with a degree of autonomy alongside providing the opportunity to develop both your therapy and neuropsychology skills. You will conduct detailed assessment and formulation, therapeutic intervention and neuropsychological assessments, covering both functional and organic problems for people living in the local community.

You will be working collaboratively with members of a well-established multi-disciplinary team, where psychology is highly valued in the team. A key part of this role will be using clinical leadership skills to influence teams in embedding psychosocial approaches within everyday practice. You will also be supporting and supervising other team members.

There will be opportunities to lead on quality improvement projects and to contribute to the development of psychology provision across older people's services. We support the undertaking of leadership and supervisor training to enable you to develop your skills and progress in your role.

The opportunities in this role would suit both experienced Clinical Psychologists interested in continuing working with older people, as well as newly qualified Clinical Psychologists or those due to qualify in September 2024.

Please note, this is a part-time, job share role for 18.75 hours per week (2.5 days per week).

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 is a beautiful county 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.

Home Working Contract Only - 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

Please check the job description document for more information on the requirements and main responsibilities for this job.

Person Specification



  • Doctorate in Clinical or Counselling Psychology qualification or equivalent.



  • HCPC registration (or expected to obtain this within 6 months)



  • Experience of working with people from across the life span with a range of mental health issues and cognitive profiles.
  • Working knowledge of the traditional models of psychotherapy and the evidence for their use, with detailed knowledge of two or more models.
  • 6 months experience of working with older people with mental health difficulties and/or dementia (can be pre-qualification).
  • Up-to-date knowledge of key policies and guidelines for older people & dementia care.

Employer details

Employer name

Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust



Lyon Way


GU16 7ER

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