Counsellor Required (NHS): Tavistock, Devon


Band: Band 6

Salary: £35,392 to £42,618 a year

Contract: Permanent

Working pattern: Part-time, Flexible working

Reference number: C9369-24-0058


Devon Partnership NHS Trust

The closing date is 18 February 2024

Job summary

Are you a qualified and accredited counsellor, looking to work for a cutting edge NHS IAPT service?

Do you have a diploma in person centred or humanistic counselling and at least two years post qualifying experience of working as a counsellor?

Are you experienced in working with people presenting with a range of common mental health problems?

If the answer is yes to these questions, this could be the job for you.

You will need to be accredited by a recognised counselling or therapy association, such as BACP or UKCP. You will have excellent organisational skills, be IT literate and be willing to work flexibly and adaptively. If you havent trained in the PCE-CfD approach you will be willing and able to undertake the recommended training as part of this role. The training consists of five taught days, followed by a period of supervised, assessed practice.

The post will be based in the South Hams & West Devon TALKWORS team, located in Ivybridge, Tavistock and Totnes and will be working alongside the existing, established therapists and counsellors. The service is currently working a hybrid model with generally 60% in base and 40% remotely using using a range of video platforms,

Part time 22.5 hours per week (0.6wte)

Main duties of the job

TALKWORKS are looking for counsellors to provide Person Centred Experiential Counselling for Depression (PCE-CfD). PCE-CfD is a NICE approved evidence-based approach for working with people presenting with depression. PCE-CfD targets the emotional problems underlying depression along with the intrapersonal processes, such as low self-esteem and excessive self-criticism, which often maintain depressed mood. PCE-CfD therapy aims to help people contact underlying feelings, make sense of them and reflect on the new meanings which emerge. This, in turn, provides the basis for psychological and behavioural change.


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