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Perinatal Clinical/Counselling Psychologist

Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£52,963 to £59,360 a year Incl. 5% fringe HCAS, pa, pro rata.
Closing date
25 Jul 2024
We have an exciting opportunity for an innovative and enthusiastic Clinical/Counselling Psychologist to join our highly regarded perinatal mental health service in our SW locality team until 1st May 2025. We offer a range of therapeutic modalities including CBT, EMDR, Systemic Couples therapy, IPT, CFT, and ACT, and this role would be suitable for anyone interested in transgenerational patterns of trauma, attachment and parent and infant mental health. Our MDT consists of highly skilled, and psychologically minded professionals including Psychiatrists, perinatal mental health nurses, social workers, occupational therapists, peer support workers and nursery nurses. We are accredited by the Royal College of Psychiatrists, highlighting the excellent and specialised care provided by the service. Our service aims to provide specialist and early help to parents and babies to help with a range of perinatal mental health issues. We are also involved in shaping trauma informed care in the perinatal period and thinking across wider services.

You will be one of a team of Psychologists who work in the three teams, we regularly meet for reflective practice and specialist supervision and have excellent training opportunities including opportunities to access specialist training such as EMDR, to develop an area of specialist interest and one's own style of working. Staff well-being and development are at the heart of our ambitions.

Main duties of the job

This 0.6 role involves providing individual and systemic support to women and their families within the community. The focus will be on delivering formulation based and NICE recommended psychological interventions to women with moderate to severe mental health difficulties who are pregnant or within 24 months of the postnatal period. You will be responsible for supervision of Psychologists within the team and contribute to the supervision, consultation and training of the wider MDT.

We have a thriving group program which you will contribute to, and we welcome development of innovative clinical practice in all areas of our work. You will receive regular management and clinical supervision, and reflective practice, and will have support and supervision from the senior psychologist within the team.

All candidates should be registered with the HCPC, and eligible for BPS chartered Status. The ability to work across Surrey is essential and a car is required.

Please do get in touch to discuss the role and find out more.

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.

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

  • To be professionally and legally responsible and accountable for all aspects of clinical work and care. To maintain high standards of care in all areas of practice in accordance with the HCPC Code of Conduct, professional guidelines and Trust Policies and Procedures. To act within the Mental Health Act and Mental Capacity Act (2005). To be aware of and implement Safeguarding Adult and Child Protection Policies, Procedures and
  • To deliver a highly specialist psychology service (in leadership or advanced therapy role) and to oversee its clinical governance in the SW team.
  • To lead in the supervision and contribute to Individual Performance Review/Appraisal of psychology staff, as
  • To positively contribute to Trust and divisional developments in relation to psychology practice. To advocate and represent the
  • To be responsible for the development and implementation of appropriate policies, protocols and care
  • Contribute as appropriate to staff
  • To ensure that the needs of people with protected characteristics are addressed within local services and future
  • To demonstrate highly specialist expertise and specialist psychological skills such as specialist psychological assessments, formulation, therapeutic interventions and consultation to support people with complex needs
  • To participate in new staff
  • To take part in and at times take a leadership role in developing and conducting clinical audit and research, maintaining current knowledge of research findings and development within the relevant area of
  • To influence and develop team cultures that support and encourage innovation, creativity, partnership working and curiosity

Person Specification



  • Extensive post qualification clinical experience in relevant clinical setting
  • Experience of advising other professionals on complex psychological issues and risk
  • Experience of advising other professionals on complex psychological issues and risk
  • Experience of leading in clinical practice, service development or project work


  • Experience of working in perinatal mental health



  • Doctorate in clinical or counselling psychology qualifiation or equivalent
  • HCPC Registered Practitioner Psychologist
  • Completion of an appropriate clinical supervision course to enable supervision of trainees


  • Additional leadership/management study
  • Addional academic clinical qualification relevant to area of work

Employer details

Employer name

Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust


Berkeley House

11-13 Ockford Road



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