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High Intensity Psychological Therapist - Band 7

Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust
County Wide
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
31 Jul 2024

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Mental health, Psychologist
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you a qualified High Intensity Therapist/CBT Therapist? Or are you soon to qualify? Are you looking for a new challenge to work within a well established NHS Talking Therapies service in Gloucestershire, then do read on.

The Gloucestershire Mental Health Intermediate Care Service is a County wide NHS Talking Therapies Service made up of 4 clinical teams situated across Gloucestershire. We pride ourselves on our clinical model that focuses on delivering high quality care and work alongside our Primary Care Nurses.

Each IAPT Team includes a Clinical lead, Team Manager, High Intensity Therapists, Senior Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner and Psychological Wellbeing Practitioners. We train significant numbers of therapists so regularly advertise these posts. We have bases in Cirencester, Stroud, Dursley, Gloucester, Cinderford and Cheltenham.

The Service provides evidenced based psychological interventions using Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and other IAPT approved therapies. We deliver treatment over the telephone, via video, in groups, face to face using a stepped care model.

We pride ourselves with our offerings of CPD, reflective practice, clinical skills and weekly supervision including potential external training including IPT, Couples Therapy for Depression, Long-Term Health Conditions, Clinical Supervision and Perinatal training.

We can offer flexible working arrangements including part time hours and a blended working from home / base environment.

Main duties of the job

We are looking for enthusiastic, suitably qualified or soon to be qualified experienced CBT Therapists to work in one of our four expanding teams. The successful candidates will be BABCP accredited (*or meet BABCP accreditation standards who will apply for accreditation on commencement of post) and have extensive experience of delivering CBT based interventions.

About us

At Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust, we are supportive of the people we care for in the community and aim to provide a fully responsive service to everyone who needs it. This is the same approach we take for our employees. We look to value the skills and experiences of those we work with, whether they are service users, carers, families or those looking to work with us.

Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust is part of the NHS. We treat NHS patients according to NHS principles and standards. The difference is the Trust is accountable to local people, rather than to Government, and so we are able to work closely with our community to develop services in the way that best suits the needs of local people.

Our Staff Survey results showed people at our Trust feel they are engaged, part of a team and work for a compassionate and inclusive organisation.

Our overall scores were better than average in eight of nine themes and level in one - the best overall results for a community, mental health and learning disabilities Trust in the south west and first equal amongst all sector NHS providers within the region too.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Gloucestershire Health and Care is committed to embedding and providing personalised care through all of its services as part of our high-quality care strategy. The purpose of personalised care is to empower people to lead the lives they want to live. Personalised care starts with a conversation with people about what matters to them. It builds on what people can do, as well as addressing their health needs. Including new ways of working and delivering care, emphasising that we need to make effective use of the full range of our peoples skills and experience to deliver the best possible patient care. So we want to know What Matters to You and that you will share our values and join us on this very important journey.

The qualification, training & experience requirements for the role are underlined in the Job Description/Person Specification.

Please refer to the Additional Information attachment before submitting your application.

Person Specification



  • Qualification from High Intensity IAPT Course (Post Graduate Diploma)
  • Further post graduate qualification OR training and experience in CBT that meets full BABCP accreditation standards and will apply for accreditation on commencement of the post
  • Significant experience working as a psychological therapy practitioner in a stepped care service for anxiety and depression and demonstrating the competences as required.
  • Full range of skills and competencies as laid out in the competence framework for CBT (Roth and Pilling 2007)
  • Meets BABCP accreditation standards and applies for accreditation on commencement of post
  • Is a member of a professional body, such as BABCP, BPS, NMC upon commencement of the post.



  • Has a car for work and full driving licence or working towards this.


  • soon to complete training as a Hi Therapist

Employer details

Employer name

Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust


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