Counsellor Required (NHS): Kings Lynn, Norfolk


Closing: 12/01/2021 23:59

Site: The Queen Elizabeth Hospital

Town: King’s Lynn

Salary: £31,365 – £37,890 Per annum

Salary period: Yearly

Grade: Band 6

Contract: Fixed term: 12 months

Hours: Full time: 37.5 hours per week

Job ref: 426-647-20TAM



Clinical Psychology is highly valued at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital. You will be a full member of the department and will contribute to the development of a strong and highly focussed department of Clinical Health Psychology. There will be ample opportunity for professional development and innovation.

We are looking for an enthusiastic Counsellor to contribute to the staff support and adult clinical psychology service to the Clinical Health Psychology Department at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital, King’s Lynn.

You will have demonstrated experience in providing counselling in both individual and group settings.


Main duties of the job

You will provide high quality counselling to staff members presenting with psychological distress within the referral framework of the staff support service developed in response to Covid 19.

You will also provide backfill to adult clinical health psychology service where required and appropriate. You will advise and offer consultation on clients’ psychological care to non-psychologist colleagues and to other, non-professional carers.

You will be required to work autonomously within professional guidelines and the overall framework of team policies and procedure. You are required to work flexibly and in accordance with service demands.


Working for our organisation

The Queen Elizabeth Hospital King’s Lynn NHS Foundation Trust is located on the outskirts of King’s Lynn. The surrounding area is predominantly rural, with local areas of outstanding natural beauty and the North Norfolk coastline nearby. There are good rail links to Cambridge (45 minutes) and London (95 minutes)

The Queen Elizabeth Hospital has circa 500 beds, 28 wards and serves a population of around 278,800 people who are living in three counties of Norfolk, Cambridgeshire and Lincolnshire. We have begun our journey of improvement, to turnaround the Trust from one with an ‘inadequate’ rating (and in special measures) from the Care Quality Commission to one our local communities can be proud of. Our 2,818-strong workforce is committed to working together with partners to make the sustainable changes required of us to consistently deliver the safe and high- quality care our patients can expect of us and there are already signs of progress.


Detailed job description and main responsibilities

For a comprehensive description of the post please see full Job Description and Person Specification.

Person specification


Essential criteria

  • Recognised professional counselling qualification at Diploma level or above
  • Accreditation/registration UKCP, BACP or other appropriate accrediting body

Desirable criteria

  • Training and Experience in delivering Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing


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