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IAPT-Clinical / Counselling Psychologist / CBT Therapist with a Special Interest in Long Term Health Conditions Psychology

Band 7

Main area
Mental Health
Band 7
Full Time 37.5 Hours per week
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SS Newham Talking Therapies
Vicarage Lane Health centre and other community locations in Newham
£42,313 to £48,515 pa HCA Inc.
Today at 23:59
Interview date

ELFT (East London NHS Foundation Trust) is making a positive difference to thousands of people’s lives, providing support so that they can fulfil their potential and enjoy healthy lives.

Newham Talking Therapies (NTT), Centre for Clinical Excellence is looking to recruit an innovative and passionate Clinical/Counselling Psychologist/CBT Therapist with a Special Interest in Long Term Health Conditions to join a high performing and creative team. We are part of East London NHS Foundation Trust which has been rated Outstanding for the second year by Care Quality Commission (CQC) and are committed to ensuring a healthy work life balance and a positive working environment.

NTT is an exceptional talking therapies service with excellent development opportunities.   We are committed to the progression of our team members and our posts are formulated to allow for development of clinical expertise in chosen clinical areas.  As well as offering a range of therapies, the service also runs as a training centre, therefore offering opportunities for supervision and training.

Newham is a borough rich in ethnic and cultural diversity with good examples of service excellence & innovative practice including specialist projects on engagement with the community groups and the Borough wide IAPT programme. Psychological Services in Newham provide services at primary, secondary and tertiary level with a focus on integrated care pathways to facilitate access and choice for a range of psychological interventions.

The Long Term Health Conditions team is part of NTT service in primary care.  You will be part of the core service offering a range of psychological interventions in a stepped care model as well as having dedicated sessions to work across a range of medical health conditions, e.g. Diabetes, Cardiac rehab, COPD, cancer and a range of life limiting and long term conditions. The service provides a high quality clinical service, where flexible and complex interventions are available across a range of conditions. 

NTTs staff includes clinical and counselling psychologists, psychological therapists, Psychological Well-Being Practitioner and assistant psychologists.  As part of your role, you may have opportunities to offer supervision and consultation to medical colleagues and mental health staff across settings. The service runs a placement programme for trainee clinical and counselling psychologists and psychological therapists.

The post holder will have an opportunity to work within NTT service and provide input in the community and primary care settings. The job offers a great opportunity to further your skills in psychological therapy delivery within a context of a range of serious and generic medical conditions.  It also provides the opportunity to offer consultation within a multidisciplinary context.  As well as excellent supervision, there are regular forums for reflective practices, support and professional development. 

The vacancy have arisen due to internal promotion. It is offered as a permanent post, with the expectation that all clinical staff work one late evening per week (12pm until 8pm).

If you have any further questions, please contact Harps Shergill, Senior CBT Therapist on 020 8536 2161 for an informal discussion.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Harps Shergill, telephone 0208 536 2161, email