Counsellor Required (NHS): Crawley or Horsham, West Sussex


Band: Band 7

Salary: £43,742 to £50,056 a year per annum

Contract: Permanent

Working pattern: Full-time

Reference number: 150-KW8501-CHI-D

Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust

The closing date is 08 October 2023


Job summary

NHS West Sussex Talking Therapies is a well established, highly performing service.

This is an exciting opportunityto join the team as an accredited counsellor.

The post holder will provide Step 3, short term individual counselling interventions, plus one other NHS Talking Therapies counselling modality, to include either PCE-CfD, IPT, DIT or CTfD.

We work with a blended working model allowing for a split of home working and working on site. Interventions are offered face to face, digitally and by telephone. Whilst NHS West Sussex Talking Therapies has bases across the whole of West Sussex, you will be based in either Crawley or Horsham which fall within our North Locality.

Please note We require confirmation of applicants’ current registration status as per the IAPT manual

The required accreditation is one of the below :

  • British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy Accredited ( BACP)
  • United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) Registered as Psychotherapist or psychotherapeutic Counsellor
  • Association of Christian counsellors Accreditation
  • National Counselling Society( NCS) Accredited Professional registrants ( PNCPS Accr)
  • British Psychanalytic Council Registrant

You must ensure you select an option to enable us to view your registration details. If you do not have any of the above registration we will not be able to shortlist you.

Main duties of the job

Applicants must be either BACP Accredited, or UKCP Registered as a Psychotherapist or Psychotherapeutic Counsellor, ACC Accredited, NCS Accredited Professional Registrant, or British Psychoanalytic Council Registered. Applicants must also have appropriate qualifications as detailed in the person specification.

Applicantsholding an additional NHS Talking Therapies qualification,such as IPT, DIT, PCE-CfD or CTfD are appointed at Agenda for Change Band 7. Applicants who do not hold an additional NHS Talking Therapies qualification will be recruited at Band 6 and must be willing to undertake training and achieve certification in an NHS Talking Therapies approved module within 12 months. Once achieved, you will move up to Band 7 (please note that this training is funded by the service).

You will also need to demonstrate extensive experience of treating patients within a time limited counselling model, as well as experience of providing triage assessments.


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