Clinical/counselling psychologist/Psychodynamic/DIT Therapist

Band 7

Main area
Mental Health
Band 7
37.5 hours per week
Job ref
SS Newham Talking Therapies
£36,223 to £46,314 pa inc HCA
30/05/2018 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.

ELFT has been named one of the HSJ Top 10 best places to work in healthcare, HSJ Provider Trust of the Year and graded as Outstanding by our regulator, the Care Quality Commission (CQC) in 2016. We believe that staff who feel valued by the Trust and are truly engaged in the organisation deliver better outcomes for our patients.

We have set ourselves the mission of providing the highest quality mental health and community care in England, and have embarked on an ambitious Quality Improvement Programme to transform the culture of the Trust to one of continuous improvement, delivered through participation of all staff and with service users, carers and families at the heart of our efforts to improve.

Geographic areas our services cover

ELFT provides a wide range of community and inpatient services to children, young people, adults of working age, older adults and forensic services to the City of London, Hackney, Newham, Tower Hamlets, Bedfordshire and Luton. We provide psychological therapy services to the London Borough of Richmond, as well as Children and Young People's Speech and Language Therapy in Barnet.

In addition, the Trust provides forensic services to the London Boroughs of Barking and Dagenham, Havering, Redbridge and Waltham Forest, and some specialist mental health services to North London, Hertfordshire and Essex.

The specialist Forensic Personality Disorder service serves North London and the specialist Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/ME adult outpatient service serves North London and the South of England.

The Trust's specialist Mother and Baby Psychiatric Unit receives referrals from London and the South East of England.


Newham Talking Therapies (NTT) is one of the original pilot sites for the Improving Access to Psychological Therapies programme (IAPT) and is currently one of the leading London IAPT services with excellent development opportunities.
We are looking for applicants with a good track record in evidence-based brief psychodynamic therapy as relevant to a primary care setting. We would be keen to hear from clinicians who have trained and qualified to practice Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy (DIT). The post-holder will have relevant professional registration (HCPC- registered practitioner psychologist or UKCP - full clinical membership or BPC-fully trained in DIT).

The post holder will be part of a very dynamic team and will work alongside psychotherapists trained in a range of therapies including systemic and couple therapies, EMDR, CBT, psychodynamic, IPT and integrative therapies and a well- established PWP team. We also have a dedicated team working with physical health related problems and long-term conditions; this offers those who work with our team plenty of opportunities to enhance their job satisfaction by learning more about this area and developing skills in working with this population.
The post holder should come with highly developed assessment and therapy skills relevant to working in a Primary Care IAPT service. Applications from newly qualified practitioners will also be considered.
As well as offering a range of Step 2 and Step 3 NICE recommended interventions, the service also runs as a training centre in collaboration with Clinical and Counselling Psychology Doctoral Programmes, therefore offering opportunities for supervision and training.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

The postholder will have regular contact with vulnerable people and as such this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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