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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 19/02/2019.

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Specialist Clinical/Counselling Psychologist

Job Reference: 222-LS-669-VB-C

West London NHS Trust
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£37,886 to £47,705 pa inc HCAS

West London NHS Trust is one of the most diverse providers of NHS mental and physical care in the UK. We are rated ‘good’ by the Care Quality Commission and ‘outstanding’ for caring and our forensic services.

We are here to care for people with mental and physical illness, helping them to recover and go on to lead full and productive lives. We aim to be the best organisation of our kind in the country.

We provide care and treatment for children, adults and older people living in the London boroughs of Ealing, Hammersmith & Fulham and Hounslow, delivering services in the community (at home, in GP surgeries, care homes), hospital, specialist clinics and forensic (secure) units.

Our physical healthcare services include intermediate care services in Hammersmith & Fulham as part of the Community Independence Service partnership.

Our national, specialist and forensic services include:

  • Medium secure services on the St Bernard’s Hospital site in Ealing
  • Services for people with complex and severe personality disorder at the Cassel Hospital in Richmond
  • High secure services at Broadmoor Hospital in Berkshire

We are a teaching Trust with a growing research portfolio, working with academic and industry partners.

Our 3400 staff are dedicated to improving lives, working with patients, service users, carers, families and partners across the communities we serve.

This is an exciting time for our Recovery Services with a number of developments underway including the implementation and development of Psychosis, Complex Depression & Trauma and Personality Disorder care pathways. This transformation is aimed at improving, focussing and standardising the care for all those using our services and is concentrating on improving access to psychological therapies.


We are looking for a highly motivated and enthusiastic band 7 Clinical/Counselling psychologist to work in our multi-disciplinary teams in Hounslow. You will be comfortable working both on your own and with others from a range of different backgrounds. To thrive in this role, you need to be resilient, motivated and committed to adapt to working in an ever-changing environment.


The post advertised is within the Psychosis Pathway.


Within the Trust, Psychology sits as lead to two of the three service delivery pathways within local services (Psychosis pathway and Complex Depression, Anxiety and Trauma pathway) and is involved in all planning regarding service development. Psychologists within the MDT are central to the development and delivery of evidence based packages of care, delivered against NICE guidelines with a range of education and training to be rolled-out alongside the service transformation. This role sits mainly within the psychosis care pathway and there will be opportunities to access specialists training and development packages (e.g. on-going training in BFT, CBTp as well as other training as needed).


The recovery teams hold psychological formulation and psychological interventions as central to their pathway and the post holder will be expected to contribute to the development and delivery of treatment pathways within these teams. The successful candidate will join a large team of experienced psychologists working across the services where they will have opportunities for joint working and peer and group supervision. They will also be opportunities to be involved in service development and leadership in a number of clinical areas within the pathways.


The current vacancy is for a Band 7 Clinical/Counselling Psychologist in Hounslow Recovery Teams.


The trust is committed to developing excellent services and you will be part of a team excited by, and striving for, optimal recovery outcomes for each individual who uses our services. We are looking for someone to drive formulation based understanding and to lead teams in developing comprehensive packages of care based around these.


For more information please contact Dr Helen Kyritsi (Hounslow) on 07896 301 802.

For further details / informal visits contact:

For more information please contact Dr Helen Kyritsi (Hounslow) on 07896 301 802.

We reserve the right to close adverts prior to the closing date stated should we receive a high volume of applications. If you do not hear back from us within three weeks of the closing date, please assume that you have not been short-listed on this occasion.

All staff identified as at-risk and who meet the requirements of the post will be prioritised accordingly.

We offer Relocation packages for some positions (including Band 5 and Band 6 Nurses) - a relocation allowance of up to £8000 is offered for those who meet a required criteria.

Registered Nurses are required to produce their current NMC Revalidation documents/Portfolio at the assessment centre for verification, unless you are a newly qualified nurse from University.

By applying for this post you are agreeing to West London NHS Trust transferring the information contained in this application to its preferred applicant management system. If you are offered a job, you will be required to undergo a pre-employment check which can take between 4-8 weeks. After which your information will also be transferred into the national NHS Electronic Staff Records system

Please ensure you include professional email addresses and contact numbers for your referees which MUST be at supervisory or managerial capacity covering the last 3 years of employment to date to avoid delay in the recruitment process. If your current/most recent organisation is an NHS trust, we will be requesting one reference from your current line manager/HR department.

West London NHS Trust is committed to safeguarding of all children and vulnerable adults, eliminating discrimination for all groups and achieving equality of opportunity regardless of age, disability, gender, race, religion or belief and sexuality. We aim to create a workforce that is representative of the communities we serve at all levels of seniority within the Trust. We are therefore particularly interested in receiving applications from people from ethnic minority backgrounds’.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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