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Staff Wellbeing Counsellor/CBT Therapist

Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust
Stoke Mandeville
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum pro rata
Closing date
16 Jul 2024

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This post works within the Occupational Health and Wellbeing Team, providing counselling/CBT to adult colleagues employed by Bucks Healthcare NHS Trust and other contracts.

The role involves providing initial triage, including supportive conversations and risk assessments, and offering appropriate short-term counselling/CBT or referral on to more appropriate services, communicating outcomes and suggestions for alternative care as appropriate to the OHW Team. The post holder is required to work autonomously within professional and service guidelines and to exercise responsibility for governance of their counselling practice.

There will also be a training element to support managers with stress management workshops, for example.

Main duties of the job

Main Clinical responsibilities

Assess clients for suitability for Counselling / Therapy, adhering to the department referral protocols and refer clients on to the relevant alternative service where appropriate

Formulate, implement, and evaluate therapy / therapy programmes for clients.

Conduct ward/dept Drop-ins to support colleagues in their place of work including ad hoc visits to areas needing support

Make proactive Wellbeing calls and respond to calls/emails to provide initial wellbeing support and signpost and/or triage appropriately.

Support wellbeing events e.g. stands at open days, campaign drop ins, speaking to colleagues on the stand at the events to provide advice/support

Convene and attend multi-disciplinary meetings and lead meetings where appropriate.

Keep coherent records of all clinical activity in line with service protocols.

Deliver mental health/psycho-educative training packages. around various wellbeing topics including the USBR (Understanding Stress, Building Resilience) programme and the Wellbeing module of the Peak 1 management training

About us

Why colleagues think we are a great place to work!

What does Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust offer you?

As part of our BHT family, you'll benefit from learning and development opportunities to support your career progression.

Alongside NHS benefits of generous annual leave entitlement and pension scheme, you'll have access to NHS discount schemes.

We provide a range of health and wellbeing services to promote a healthy, happy workforce.

What do we stand for?

Our vision is to provide outstanding care, support healthy communities and be a great place to work.

Our mission is to provide personal and compassionate care every time.

We are working hard to increase diversity at all levels within the trust. We believe a diverse workforce can have a positive effect on both staff wellbeing and patient outcomes.

We welcome applications from black, Asian and minority ethnic candidates, LGBTQ+ candidates, candidates with disabilities and care-experienced candidates.

We are proud to achieve the Gold award for the Armed Forces Covenant and support applications from the Armed Forces Community. Please contact (our Armed Forces Covenant Lead) if you would like guidance or assistance with your application.

We make employment decisions by matching our service needs with the skills and experience of candidates, regardless of age, disability, gender, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, or sexual orientation.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For a comprehensive list of responsibilities and duties, please kindly refer to the Job Description and Person Specification by downloading the JD and PS attachment in the advert.

If you are an internal applicant there is the option for secondment, all applicants must have the endorsement/support of their line manager prior to application.

If you have a disability that makes submitting this online application difficult and would like assistance, please contact us on quoting the vacancy reference number.

Person Specification

Qualifications and experience


  • Formal approved Qualification in CBT and/or counselling at diploma / Post Graduate Level
  • Evidence of Providing brief effective treatment to adults with a wide range of mild to moderate mental health problems
  • Experience in developing and delivering training / psycho-education
  • Minimum of 5 years post qualification
  • Experience of delivering CBT based interventions


  • Experience of working in a Hospital Trust, primary care setting, IAPT service, workplace or university counselling



  • Understanding of mild to moderate mental health problems
  • Understanding of risk assessments and their management within an employment setting

Employer details

Employer name

Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust


Occupational Health & Wellbeing Hub

Mandeville Road

Stoke Mandeville

HP21 8AL

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