Counsellor/Psychological Therapist

Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£32,306 to £39,027 a year Per Annum
Closing date
15 Aug 2022

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Counsellor / Psychotherapist
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly recognise the importance of Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) for our community, and Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust is investing substantially to improve care. It is an exciting time to join the IAPT team as we expand to deliver a high-quality psychological therapy service which is forward thinking and innovative. We are recruiting Counsellors/Psychological Therapists with skills in the practical application of NICE recommended modalities - Person-Centred Experiential Counselling for Depression (PCE-CfD/CfD), Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT) or Couples Therapy for Depression (CTfD). The post holder will work offering one of these NICE recommended modalities as part of a team of Counsellors/Psychological Therapists in the IAPT service.

Training in a NICE recommended counselling modality is essential if the candidate does not already have the required training. Training (if required) will be arranged by the IAPT service, run alongside the post through the learning provider, require course attendance and clinical supervision, submission of competence based video recordings.

Candidates are required to hold, at a minimum, an Advanced Diploma in Counselling that has included a placement of 80 hours plus, to ensure that they are equipped to undergo the specific modality training and work independently in the team. The post holder must be Accredited or working towards accreditation with BACP or UKCP.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will work within our IAPT service. You will be an experienced counsellor and must hold a recognised counselling qualification, accreditation and have experience of working within the field of mental health. You will be expected to assess, formulate and implement NICE-recommended modalities of counselling. As a Counselling/Psychological Therapist you will be working with individuals experiencing low mood/depression. All IAPT counsellors/psychological therapists, are required to deliver high quality services through the use of routine outcome measures, evidence-based treatment, electronic record and data management systems. participation in clinical and management supervision. The post holder will be responsible for providing time-limited counselling to those service users who meet the service referral criteria. The duration of counselling interventions will be in accordance with the IAPT national guidelines and service expectations.

About us

We're an NHS community and mental health provider Trust based in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. We deliver community and hospital-based care to improve people's physical and mental health. We also provide specialist support to people with dementia or a learning disability.

We are a people organisation and people matter to us. As part of the team, you'll help support the health and wellbeing of the people who live and visit this beautiful part of the UK.

Over 4,000 people make up the Trust. This includes doctors, nurses, therapists, plus admin and support staff.

We work in people's homes, in community clinics and bases. Some staff work from one of our 13 community hospitals. Our aspiration is to have great people, provide great care, be a great place to work and a great partner.

Just over 532,000 people live here. A third of people who live in Cornwall are supported by acute hospital services in Devon. As a result, we also work closely with our partners in Devon. In the summer, and during other holidays lots of people choose to visit the area. This increases the numbers of people who use our services.

Job description Job responsibilities

To view a detailed job description and person specification including the main responsibilities of this role please see supporting documents.

Person Specification Education Essential
  • An approved qualification (to at least Level 4) in Counselling or Psychotherapy
  • Evidence of ongoing Professional Development in Counselling
  • Must be a member of professional body i.e., BACP, UKCP,
Education Essential
  • Evidence of working with people who have experienced a mental health problem
  • Experience of providing evidenced based psychological interventions

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