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Clinical/Counselling Psychologist/Psychological Therapist

Job Reference: 449-AMH542-1

Solent NHS Trust
Mental Health Recovery Team North, St. Mary's Community Health Campus
£40,057 - £45,839 p.a pro rata

Make a difference with us

If you are looking for somewhere you can make a real difference and are passionate about keeping people safe, well and out of hospital, a career with us may be just what you’re looking for. At Solent NHS Trust, we strive to make a difference to the health and wellbeing of our communities.

We are proud to be an organisation which is focused on our people and we welcome people who share our values to come and work with us.

  • To deliver great care that is safe, simple and easy to access
  • To be a caring, flexible and supportive place to work
  • To deliver the best value for money

This is an exciting opportunity for a clinical or counselling psychologist or psychological therapist to work in our secondary care community adult mental health service for Solent NHS Trust in Portsmouth. You will be based in Recovery Team North and joining a supportive organisation where psychological therapists work closely with other professionals and multi-disciplinary teams.

Our service provides high-quality care across Portsmouth for working age adults with severe and complex mental health problems and has an integrated Early Intervention in Psychosis (EIP) service. You will be part of a large team of psychologists and therapists. We are looking for a psychologist or therapist who can help provide our therapies of CBT (for psychosis, mood disorders and trauma), DBT, Family therapy for psychosis, EMDR, CAT and ACT. We will provide training in an additional therapy if required in line with the current demands on our service.

The service is based in central Portsmouth and all clinics are provided onsite. Peer supervision is provided for each therapy. We are happy to consider applications from fully qualified CBT therapists who would like experience in working in secondary care.

For further information please contact Dr Thomas Richardson, Principal Clinical Psychologist or Dr Thomas Richardson, Principal Clinical Psychologist or Dr. Lorraine Bell, Consultant Clinical Psychologist on 03001233921. Informal visits are also welcomed.


We will contact you via NHS Jobs if you are shortlisted for interview. Candidates selected for interview will be contacted before the given interview date; therefore you should check your emails regularly including junk mail folders.

Our shared values support the development of a strong working culture. They breathe life into our organisation – guiding and inspiring all of our actions and decisions. They enable us to be better at what we do and create a great place for our staff to work, whilst ensuring we provide the highest quality of care to our patients.

In creating our values, we spent time listening to our employees and members. Based on what people told us, we created our HEART values to reflect the deep belief that we are caring organisation at the centre of our community: Honesty, Everyone counts, Accountable, Respectful, Teamwork.

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