Counsellor Required: Glasgow, Scotland


Closing date – 12/05/2021

Nuffield Health

Salary – From £30,000 pro rata, per annum (Dependant On Experience)
Location – Glasgow
Contract Type – Permanent
Hours – Full or part time hours available (working on a roster between 8am – 8pm)


Purpose of the Role:

To support the delivery of a range of psychological interventions and stepped care treatment (Step 2) in a private care setting to people with common mental health problems – both one to one and group.

What you would be responsible for:  

  • Accept referrals via agreed protocols within Nuffield Health

  • Assess and support people with a common mental health problem in the self management of their recovery.

  • Undertake patient – centred interviews which identify areas where the person wishes to see change and/or recovery and make an accurate assessment of risk to self and others.

  • Make decisions on suitability of new referrals, adhering to the Nuffield Health referral protocols, and refer clients on to the relevant support agencies /GP or back into the business to step-up the person’s treatment to high intensity – where our service is not appropriate

  • Provide a range of information and support for counselling treatments. This work may be face to face, (one-to-one or group), telephone or via other media.

  • Adhere to an agreed activity contract relating to the number of client sessions offered, and clinical sessions carried out per week in order to minimise waiting times and ensure treatment delivery remains accessible and convenient.

  • Attend supervisory meetings relating to referrals or clients in treatment, where appropriate with the Prevention Lead, Senior CBT Therapists, Clinical Lead or professional Head – CBT.

  • Ensure the maintenance of standards of practice according to NH and any regulations, and keep up to date on new recommendations/guidelines set by the department of health (e.g. NHS Operating Framework, National Institute for Clinical Excellence).

  • Ensure that client confidentiality is protected at all times adhering to the information governance guidelines policy.

  • Be aware of, and keep up to date with advances in treatment for common mental health problems.

  • Ensure clear objectives are identified, discussed and reviewed with senior therapists on a regular basis as part of continuing professional development.

  • Participate in individual performance review and respond to agreed objectives.

  • Keep up to date all records in relation to continuing professional development and maintain up to date specialist knowledge of latest theoretical and service delivery models/developments.

  • Attend relevant conferences / workshops in line with identified professional objectives

Educational Qualifications – Desirable:
(Training, Professional memberships, Accreditations) 

Bachelor’s degree in counselling or Psychology or related field with a minimum 2 years post degree experience in counselling and be BACP or UKCP accredited

About you:

  • Have evidence of working with people who have experienced a mental health problem.

  • Be able to work with high caseloads and have experience of working to performance targets.

  • Be familiar with a step-care approach to Therapy

  • Be flexible to work at a variety of locations including home

The Benefits

In return, we offer a working environment that will help you grow your skills and experience and get the best out of life. Other benefits include 25 days’ annual holiday (increasing with service), gym membership, private healthcare and a range of lifestyle and financial wellbeing benefits.

Be your best and join us in building a healthier nation.


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