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Primary Care Counsellor in Chesterfield – IAPT Service

Posted on Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Area of Work Psychological Therapy Service
Employer Trent PTS
Department Clinical
Location Chesterfield
Salary £37,570 - £43,772 (dependent on experience)
Job Type Primary Care Counsellor
Staff Group
Pay Scheme Agenda for Change
Pay Band AFC Band 7 Pay Point 26-34
Closing Date 27th May 2019

An exciting opportunity for a Primary Care Counsellor with substantial experience of providing counselling interventions with both individuals and couples has arisen due to continued expansion of our services. Trent PTS is the largest IAPT provider across Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire. We have an excellent track record of delivering evidence based psychological therapies as part of the local IAPT provision. We provide a high-quality, professional and tailored service to people with anxiety and depressive disorders, offering a wider range of treatment choices and easy-access to effective and evidence based psychological therapies.


Due to our on-going expansion, we are recruiting a full-time Primary Care Counsellor to join our Chesterfield Team. This post is an opportunity for a full time Accredited Counsellor to join a dynamic team of psychotherapists in delivering IAPT services to our clients in Chesterfield.

The post is open to suitably qualified Counsellors currently accredited or holding an accreditable qualification with extensive experience of delivering high quality Primary Care mental health interventions and proven experience in delivering therapy to couples. You will also be expected to provide supervision to counsellors across the area as appropriate. If you are an engaging, committed and professional therapist you could work for Trent PTS and help us to continue to provide psychological interventions as part of the national IAPT program. It is essential that you can conduct high-quality primary care assessments as well as being able to formulate, plan and monitor effective treatment plans for clients with a broad range of common mental health problems with a focus on rehabilitation and patient autonomy.


As an organisation, we invest in our staff to make sure they can continue offering excellent clinical services. This means that we provide all staff with excellent clinical supervision and CPD opportunities to meet the requirements of continued accreditation using internal expertise, external trainers and established post-graduate university courses. This includes accredited supervision courses, specific supplementary clinical trainings such as EMDR and behavioural couples training and ISTDP as well as a variety of clinical skills trainings such as with complex presentations and long-term conditions.


All staff are expected to offer at least one evening clinic, working 12.00 noon to 8pm.


Salary: AFC Band 7 Pay Point 27-34 £37,570 – £43,772 (dependent on experience)


In addition to ensuring our employees feel valued, appreciated and supported, we offer:


  • A competitive salary with regular pay reviews in line with Agenda for Change.
  • Eligibility to join the NHS Pension Scheme.
  • Generous holiday entitlement of 27 annual leave days rising to 29 days after 5 years’ service and 33 days after 10 years’ service, plus bank holidays.
  • Recognition of NHS and IAPT length of service relating to annual leave entitlement
  • Investment in training to support and develop you.
  • Free annual eye test.


For an informal discussion please contact Robert Everitt, Clinical Lead on 01332 265659.

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Trent Psychological Therapies Service Ltd is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates, regardless of sex, race, disability, age, religion/belief or marital status.


Closing Date:  27th May 2019


Please quote Job Ref: 18PCCSG19


Interview Date: 13th June 2019