st London FT- Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist

Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist

Hours: Full time - 37.5 hours per week

Grade: NHS AfC Band 7

Contract: 12 months (Fixed term 12 months)

Location: City and Hackney Specialist Psychotherapy Service, London

Job overview

Are you looking for a role where you can professionally develop? Would you like to consolidate and develop specialist cognitive behavioural therapies knowledge and experience?

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic individual to join our friendly and forward thinking team. We are seeking to recruit a dynamic band 7 Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist in the City & Hackney Specialist Psychotherapy Service based in London.

This service is part of the East London NHS Foundation Trust offering assessment and psychological therapy to service users with complex, chronic and often comorbid presentations, including depression, anxiety disorders, PTSD, complex trauma and personality disorders. A number of treatment modalities are offered within the service including cognitive behavioural, psychodynamic, individual, group, couple and family therapies, as well as more intensive programmes for individuals with personality disorder that are delivered according to a Mentalisation-Based Treatment model.

Main duties of the job

The role will primarily involve the provision of specialist psychological assessment, formulation and CBT treatment (in groups and individually) within the secondary care specialist psychotherapy service. The cognitive behavioural psychotherapies team offers evidence based assessment and treatment as recommended by NICE guidelines and current literature for severe and recurrent depression and anxiety disorders; PTSD and complex trauma, often where previous treatment has not been successful.

Essential Qualifications and Experience

The successful candidate will have a core professional mental health qualification or equivalent, additional recognised CBT training, and BABCP accreditation. Knowledge and applied experience of treating patients with PTSD using trauma-focused treatments are essential.

We welcome applications from Cognitive Behavioural Therapists, Counselling Psychologists or Clinical Psychologists who have accreditation with the BABCP as a Cognitive Behavioural practitioner.

For more information and to apply, please click the Apply button.

Closing date: 03 October 2023

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