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High Intensity CBT Therapist

Band 7

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Buckinghamshire Psychological Therapies
Band 7
Full-time 37.5 Hours per week
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Healthy Minds
High Wycombe or Aylesbury
£37,570 to £43,772 per annum
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Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust has been rated as Good by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

We are a responsive and innovative Foundation Trust that places our values of Caring, Safe and Excellent at the heart of everything we do. We take great pride in our staff and believe that investing in you is key to us achieving our vision of outstanding care delivered by outstanding people.

We work with a wide range of partner organisations to deliver care and support to people in their own homes and from a number of hospitals and community bases. We focus on delivering care as close to home as possible.


Oxford Health has reconfigured psychological therapy services in Buckinghamshire to bring together specialist psychological services and Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) services into an integrated pathway with a single point of access. The Buckinghamshire Psychological Therapies Pathway is clinically led by a Consultant Clinical Psychologist and operationally managed by Team Managers. The pathway includes Buckinghamshire Healthy Minds providing the step 2 and 3 components of the pathway and Buckinghamshire Specialist Psychological Services providing the step 4 component. In line with Trust strategy the new leadership team are working closely with colleagues in other services to develop more integrated care for key patient pathways including common mental health problems, serious mental illness, long term physical health conditions and older people.

The Buckinghamshire IAPT service – “Healthy Minds” is looking to recruit a CBT Therapist/Clinical or Counselling Psychologist with experience and interest in working with people with common mental health problems, many who also have a co-morbid long term physical health condition. You should be able to demonstrate your use of evidence based practice, preferably in a primary care setting. Ideally, you should be BABCP accredited or working towards this currently.

This is an exciting opportunity to join an innovative and high performing service. The Buckinghamshire Healthy Minds Service is a well-established first wave Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) service delivering a wide range of therapies across the county to meet the needs of people presenting with common mental health problems. In addition to our core IAPT service we are a wave 1 IAPT service for long term conditions providing integrated physical and psychological care for people with long term physical health conditions. We are also a wave 1 site for the provision of employment advisors in IAPT. The service was used as an example of good practice by NHS England and the work of the service was recently featured in the New York Times.

In turn, the post holder will be given regular expert clinical supervision, managerial supervision and access to an extensive CPD training programme. The service benefits from close links with the Oxford Institute of Clinical Psychology Training Course and the Oxford Academic Health Science Anxiety and Depression Network led by Professor David Clark.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Dr Nick King, Clinical Psychologist / Step 3 Team Lead or Josef Landsberg, Deputy Clinical Lead on Tel: 01865 901 600