Senior Counsellor Required (NHS): Cornwall County Wide


Band: Band 7

Salary: £41,659 to £47,672 a year per annum

Contract: Permanent

Working pattern: Full-time, Part-time

Reference number: 201-22-1194

Job locations: IAPT Outlook South West

County wide: PL31 2QN


We are recruiting Senior Counsellors with skills in the practical application of NICE recommended modalities – Person-Centred Experiential Counselling for Depression (PCE-CfD/CfD), Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT) or Couples Therapy for Depression (CTfD). The post holder will work offering counselling and supervision in one of these NICE recommended modalities as part of a team of Counsellors/Psychological Therapists in the IAPT service as well as undergoing other senior duties within the team to support the Counselling and Psychotherapy Professional Lead.

Candidates are required to hold, at a minimum, an Advanced Diploma in Counselling that has included a placement of 80 hours plus, and hold a minimum of two years post-qualifying experience in clinical practice. They will need to work independently in the team and support the lead in delivering supervision, CPD as well as run clinical skills groups for the team as deemed appropriate. The post holder must be Accredited with BACP, UKCP or NCS.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be an experienced counsellor and supervisor holding a recognised qualification, accredited with BACP or UKCP, and with experience of working in the field of mental health. The post holder will have practitioner accreditation in an IAPT-compliant counselling modality: Person-Centred Experiential Counselling for Depression (PCE-CfD), Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT), or Couples Therapy for Depression (CTfD).The post holder will work in the IAPT service to assess, formulate and implement psychological interventions under the guidance of supervision and within the parameters of an IAPT service.The post holder will also be responsible for offering independent clinical supervision and related duties deemed appropriate within the service by the Counselling and Psychotherapy professional lead and IAPT service lead.As a Counselling/Psychological Therapist you will be working with individuals experiencing low mood/depression. All IAPT counsellors/psychological therapists, are required to deliver high quality services through the use of routine outcome measures, evidence-based treatment, electronic record and data management systems, participation in clinical and management supervision. The post holder will be responsible for providing time-limited counselling to those service users who meet the service referral criteria. The duration of counselling interventions will be in accordance with the IAPT national guidelines and service expectations.


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