Counselling for Depression Therapist Required: Buckinghamshire


Closing: 01/11/2020 23:59

Site: Prospect House

Town: High Wycombe

Salary: £31,365 – £37,890 per annum / pro rata

Salary period: Yearly

Interview date: 11/11/2020

Grade: Band 6

Contract: Permanent

Hours: Full time: 37.5 hours per week

Job ref: 267-BM2690902

This is an exciting opportunity for a qualified Person-Centred Experiential Counselling for Depression (CfD) therapist or an experienced counsellor already trained in person-centred or humanistic approaches wishing to undertake further training in CfD.  Buckinghamshire Healthy Minds is nationally recognised as a high performing Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) service. We are an exciting, innovative and diverse service to work for.  We are based amongst the Chiltern Hills, making Buckinghamshire and the surrounding area stunning places to work and live.

Counselling for Depression (CfD) is an evidence based form of person-centred psychological therapy for the treatment of depression, which is NICE approved for use at High Intensity.

CfD targets the emotions underlying depression along with the intrapersonal processes, such as low self-esteem and excessive self-criticism, which often maintain depressed mood. It aims to help clients contact underlying feelings, make sense of them and reflect on the new meanings which emerge. By offering an accepting, empathic and authentic collaborative stance, the therapist helps the client to bring about positive change and growth within the explicitly contracted time-limited period of therapy.

If not already trained in CfD, we are looking for someone who has a professional mental health qualification (e.g. clinical and counselling psychologists, counsellors, psychotherapists), and at least two years post qualification experience of providing brief counselling for people with mental health problems. You will be accredited or registered with a professional or regulatory body (e.g. BACP, HCPC, BPS, RCN) and willing to undertake further CfD training.

The selection process will be in 2 stages:

  1. An interview
  2. A follow-up process to ensure candidates meet the requirements of the CfD training course, if required, which is likely to include the following:
      • A reference evidencing the appropriate level of experience prior to being accepted onto the training.
      • A statement of support from a current supervisor on your practice of psychological therapy.
      • Availability to attend the training course and complete all requirements within six to twelve months.


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