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Relational Therapist

East London NHS Foundation Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year per Annum
Closing date
20 Feb 2023

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CBT Therapist / Other
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Band 6 - Relational Therapist

Are you a relational therapist/counsellor looking to be part of an innovative and dynamic Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) service, joining part of an already well established Relational Therapies Team. The post holder will provide high intensity therapies to clients who have experienced anxiety disorders and depression as a result of relational difficulties. They will also have the opportunity to undertake IAPT compliant training to qualify in an accreditable specific relational modality.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be expected to carry out telephone and face to face assessments, individual and group work as part of their case load. We value experience of delivering therapy in a group format as well as being dual trained in more than one modality.

The post holder will work with people with different cultural backgrounds and ages, using interpreters when necessary and work in various community settings (including GP surgeries) and psychological treatment centres or Children's Centres. At present, the majority of clinical work is delivered remotely, with a small provision of face-to-face contacts being offered from our clinical bases in Bedford and Leighton Buzzard.

As an IAPT service we seek to provide ease of access for service users and to this end there will be a requirement to work flexible hours between 8am and 8 pm based on service requirements. Whilst this post is based in Bedfordshire, you may at times be required to provide cover and assistance to other East London Foundation Trust IAPT teams, for example supervision by the medium of Teams, cross service trainings, etc.

The post holder will be expected to work constructively and flexibly as part of the Bedfordshire Wellbeing Service team and with colleagues in other East London Foundation Trust IAPT teams.

About us

Our mission is to make a positive difference to people's lives by improving the quality of life for all we serve. Our values are: We Care, We Respect, We are Inclusive - so we are looking for people who live and breathe these qualities when supporting service users and carers, and in their relationships with colleagues in the Trust and our partner organisations

Job description Job responsibilities

For a more detailed job description and person specification please see attached JD & PS.

For contact information please see below.

Person Specification Education/ Qualification/ Training Essential
  • CLINICAL / COUNSELLING PSYCHOLOGISTS/ Post-graduate doctoral level training in clinical psychology (or its equivalent for those trained prior to 1996) as accredited by the BPS,
  • OR, Post-graduate doctoral/masters level training in counselling psychology), trained in or willing to train in an IAPT modality such as PE CFD, IPT or DIT.
  • Current registration with the Health and Care Professions Council as a Clinical / Counselling Psychologist
  • OR, Counsellor/Psychotherapist; trained in or willing to train in an IAPT modality such as PE CFD, IPT or DIT
  • Experience in delivering recognised and approved psychological therapies in primary care settings, accredited and registered by BACP, UKCP and HCPC
  • OR, Cognitive Behavioural Therapist with previous mental health experience, trained in or willing to train in an IAPT modality such as PE CFD, IPT or DIT
  • Other relevant specialist training or qualifications and accreditation with professional body
  • Training or qualification in Groups
Experience Essential
  • Experience of delivering therapeutic interventions to patients with common mental health problems
  • Experience of running groups
  • Experience in treating Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Experience of working in primary care psychological service
  • Experience of delivering clinical supervision
Knowledge and Skills Essential
  • Demonstrates an understanding of anxiety disorders (Social Phobia, BDD, OCD, GAD, Health Anxiety etc) and depression and how these problems may present in Primary Care
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Demonstrates a knowledge of the issues surrounding work and the impact it can have on mental health / benefits & employment systems
  • Knowledge of medication used in anxiety and depression and other common mental health problems
  • Completed clinical audits within a service
  • Skills in the use of IAPTus system
  • Experience in delivering treatment via video software (eg: Webex, Teams, Zoom)

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