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CBT Therapist or Clinical Counselling Psychologist

East London NHS Foundation Trust
£41,659 to £47,672 a year per annum
Closing date
29 Sep 2022

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CBT Therapist / Other
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
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Main duties of the job

Richmond Wellbeing Service (RWS) is looking to recruit one full time permanent and one part time fixed term enthusiastic and motivated High Intensity CBT Therapist or clinical/counselling psychologist to join our dynamic and innovative service on a permanent contract.

RWS is based in Twickenham, in the borough of Richmond. We are one of the top-rated Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) services in London, offering stepped-care, evidence-based interventions at steps 2 and 3

About us

We are part of East London NHS Foundation Trust which has been rated Outstanding by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) and are committed to ensuring a healthy work life balance and a positive working environment.

Job description Job responsibilities

This post involves:

  • Delivery of high quality, Step 3 CBT (face to face/online group/individual) interventions for clients presenting with mild to moderate anxiety disorders and depression-related problems
  • Carrying out telephone, virtual online and face-to-face assessments
  • Working with people from different cultural backgrounds and ages, using interpreters where necessary

We recognise the need for clinicians to feel well supported in their role and clinical development. The post holder will be part of a supportive team, with access to peer support, high quality supervision and CPD opportunities.

There is a blend of working from home and working throughout the borough of Richmond Upon Thames flexed to service need, with the expectation that clinical staff work one late evening per week (12 noon until 8pm).

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • HCPC registered Counselling or Clinical Psychologist and provisionally or fully accredited with the BABCP (Band 7), or able to apply for provisional accreditation within 12 months of interview date (Band 6). OR ? A recorded/registered post-graduate qualification (or due to complete one in the next 6 months) in one of the following at Diploma level, or above: -CBT, nursing, social work, occupational therapy and provisionally or fully accredited with the BABCP (Band 7) or able to apply for provisional accreditation within 12 months of interview date (Band 6
Experience Essential
  • Experience of working as a CBT therapist (or trainee CBT therapist) seeing individual patients
  • Experience of working in mental health services
  • Ability to manage own caseload and time
  • Able to write clear reports and letters to referrers

Certificate of Sponsorship
Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).
UK Registration
Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details Employer name
East London NHS Foundation Trust
Richmond Wellbeing Service

St Johns Health Centre, Oak Lane



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