Clinical/Counselling Psychologist

Band 8b

Main area
Mental Health
Band 8b
Fixed Term 12 Months
Part Time 30 Hours per week
Job ref
Psychotherapy Service, 409. High Street, Stratford
£51,619 to £62,744 pa HCA Inc. Wil be Pro Rota
08/07/2018 23:59

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.


CBT Lead Band 8b 0.8 wte
Clinical/Counselling Psychologist

Newham Secondary Care Psychological Services

Newham Secondary Care Psychological Services delivers a comprehensive NHS Psychotherapy Service for people presenting with severe and complex mental health problems. We provide a high quality clinical service, where flexible and complex interventions are available across a range of therapy models and modalities, which are accessed via health professionals in the community.  The service delivery is informed by attention to the social, cultural, economic and political context of psychological problems to ensure that the service meets the needs of the Boroughs diverse population.

The service offers a variety of psychotherapeutic approaches including cognitive-behavioural, integrative, systemic and psychodynamic psychotherapies, and a range of groups across the modalities. It acts as a specialist resource to primary and secondary care mental health services, and contributes significantly to community services. The service offers supervision and consultation to mental health professionals and runs a placement programme for trainee psychologists, counsellors and psychotherapists.

We are looking for a CBT Service Lead to manage the CBT Team, with a minimum of five years post qualification experience of working with Service Users with severe and complex difficulties and experience of management and strategic service development. The job offers a great opportunity to further your skills in CBT and leadership; as well as regular clinical supervision, there are forums for support and professional development. The post holder will also be actively involved in consultation, teaching and training. They will participate in an area of the service delivery within the team, with the support of the overall service Lead.

For further information, please contact Dr Erasmo Tacconelli, Consultant Clinical Psychologist,  Service Lead Tel: 0208 221 6000.

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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

Erasmo Tacconelli, telephone 0207 540 4380, email

If you have problems applying, contact

0207 655 4127