Counselling or Clinical Psychologist

Counselling and Clinical Psychology

Posted: 2 years ago

Dorset HealthCare University NHS Foundation Trust

£37,700 - £42,575 p.a.


At Dorset HealthCare we’re on a mission to empower people to make the most of their lives through our outstanding, joined-up healthcare services. We’re a dynamic, forward-looking Trust, running 12 community hospitals, specialist inpatient facilities and a wide range of integrated community and mental health services for a population of almost 800,000 people.

We like to do things differently here – it’s one of the reasons the CQC rated us ‘outstanding’ in 2019. It’s also why 95% of patients across our services say they have a good or very good experience of our services and 89% of staff feel they can really make a difference. Whether you’re looking to work with us in one of our bustling market towns, a vibrant urban location, thriving seaside spot, or the among the rolling hills of a stunning rural setting, there are a lot of ways you can make a difference in our local communities.

Our 7,000-strong workforce is at the heart of what we do and our success is a testament to our brilliant people. We're all about building a workplace for the future – we believe in equal opportunities and we celebrate diversity. We’re an inclusive workplace, where everyone is welcome, everyone can be authentic, and we are all encouraged to be the best version of ourselves.

Working with us you’ll be part of a strong team. You’ll challenge yourself, build a career, and teach us what we don’t know. And you’ll be working towards our vision to be better every day through excellence, compassion and expertise in all we do.

We are seeking to recruit a Clinical or Counselling Psychologist for the following post:

(1) 0.8 FTE Permanent post– West Dorset Locality – Weymouth CMHT –

We have a permanent vacancy for a Clinical/Counselling Psychologist to join the Adult Psychology Service (APS) working closely with MDT on providing assessment, consultation, supervision and psychological interventions to our Community Mental Health Team(s). The Adult Psychology Service (APS) is an innovative department providing psychological services to the CMHTs. We offer a psychological programme aligned with a disorder specific pathway and employ both psychologists and specialist psychological therapists.

The post-holder will have the responsibility to provide psychological assessment and treatments directly to clients under the care of the CMHT and support the MDT with consultation, case formulation, reflective practice and supervision. Dorset Healthcare uses several platforms to deliver clinical services via remote means, so this is likely to form part of the working week alongside direct patient contact.

You will be given support to undertake CPD and receive regular clinical supervision from friendly and dedicated colleagues in the Adult Psychology Service. We have close links to the psychology departments at Exeter, Bournemouth and Southampton Universities and there will be opportunities to develop these links further.

We would also welcome applicants from newly qualified psychologists on a preceptorship basis.

Employment in this post requires an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, which the Trust will cover the cost of. Applicants who subscribe to the DBS update service are able to present a valid DBS certificate instead of requiring a new check.


If you are interested in moving to Dorset we also offer a generous relocation package of up to £10,000. For further details on relocation expenses please email

Informal enquiries and visits are welcomed. Please contact

For further details / informal visits contact:

Dr Rachael Tanner Locality Lead/ Consultant Clinical Psychologist

Email address:-

Telephone number:- 07766364473

Additional contact information

Dr Lilian Garcia-Roberts APS Lead/ Consultant Clinical Psychologist at

What working for us will provide:

  • 27 days of annual leave, rising to 33 over ten years
  • Excellent NHS pension scheme
  • Health and wellbeing services
  • Flexible working options, including family-friendly hours
  • Free training and one-to-one career coaching to reach your career goals
  • Preceptorship programme for newly qualified nurses and AHPs
  • Access to nine staff networks – have a voice and transform our Trust
  • Relocation costs where applicable
  • Salary sacrifice scheme opportunities – including childcare vouchers, car lease and cycle scheme, home technology equipment, and buying and selling annual leave
  • NHS discounts to save on your shopping, gym membership and more

Visit our careers website to learn more about our culture, staff stories, benefits, development programmes and opportunities.

What you need to do:

Before applying for this post, please do ensure that you have read the job description and person specification requirements. If you think you have everything we're looking for, then we'd love to hear from you, alternatively if you would like more information about the role please do not hesitate to contact us.

After applying via NHS Jobs your application will be imported into our preferred third party recruitment system, TRAC. All information about your application will come from You won’t be able to track progress of your application or receive messages through NHS Jobs. By applying for this post you are agreeing to Dorset HealthCare transferring the information contained in the application to Trac and accept a privacy notice under the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR).

Applicants who require sponsorship to work in the United Kingdom (UK) are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. Please note that from January 2021, to work in the UK candidates who are not UK or Republic of Ireland (RoI) nationals require sponsorship unless you have permission to work via another route. Further guidance can be found on the website.



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Job Reference

Reference: 152-M495.21B

Closing Date: 2022-04-07

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