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Clinical or Counselling Psychologist

Elysium Healthcare
Clacton-on-Sea, Essex
Closing date
1 Mar 2024

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Clinical, Counselling
Contract Type
Full Time, Permanent

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Are you an experienced Clinical or Counselling Psychologist interested in working at a brand-new acute Mental Health service that’s opening in February 2024, where you will be an integral part of shaping the care pathways, and will be part of defining the workplace culture? 

Dunnock View will provides treatment for women and men who may have suffered trauma, and are affected by mental health disorders, and a qualified Psychologist with experience of working with patients in an inpatient mental health setting who can provide the necessary care is required. Is that you?   

Whether you have experience from the NHS or the private sector, you can join the team as a Clinical/Counselling Psychologist at Dunnock View where you will carry a caseload, which includes assessing service users with complex needs, and designing and delivering specialist psychological treatment.

You will be responsible for individual and group interventions, diagnostic and cognitive assessments, MDT working, risk assessments, facilitate staff reflective practise sessions and will be requested to design and deliver training.

You will be working at an organisation where there is a strong emphasis on teamwork and CPD, where you will have continuous access to a range of training opportunities to move your career forward.

Your responsibilities

  • Supporting the provision of psychology services in a specified area, in collaboration with multidisciplinary teams
  • Participating fully with the multidisciplinary team and ensuring that the service user is fully engaged in their care pathway
  • Supporting clinical team working, including both direct interventions and the delivery of staff training programmes
  • Supporting the clinical team and area of service in developing new initiatives and ways of working
  • Working with internal and external agencies in order to enhance treatment pathways for service users

 To be successful in this role, you'll need

  • Accredited post-graduate qualification in Psychology
  • Registration with the Health Care Professions Council (HCPC) (or qualification pending)
  • Post-registration experience is desirable within an inpatient mental health setting;
  • Experience of working with people with mental health conditions


What you will get

  • Up to £70k annual salary 
  • The equivalent of 33 days annual leave – plus your birthday off!
  • Free meals on duty and parking
  • Wellbeing support and activities
  • Career development and training
  • Pension contribution
  • Life Assurance
  • Enhanced Maternity Package
  • Flexible working opportunities

There is also a range of other benefits including retail discounts and special offers, car leasing without a credit check and much more.

About your next employer

You will be working for an established, stable and agile company with over 8,000 employees and a unique approach to the delivery of care. With a network of over 90 services across England and Wales covering Mental Health, Neurological, Learning Disabilities & Autism, Children & Education, there is opportunity for you to grow and move.

Elysium Healthcare is part of Ramsay Health Care with a global network that extends across 10 countries and employs over 86,000 people globally.

The safety of our service users and colleagues is our priority and as such we encourage and support vaccination uptake as this remains the best line of defence against COVID-19.

Elysium Healthcare follows safer recruitment of staff for all appointments. It is a requirement that all staff understand it is each person’s individual responsibility and are committed to promoting and safeguarding the welfare of service users. Candidates will be subject to an Enhanced DBS disclosure.


Elysium Healthcare brings together a unique approach to the delivery of care where the patient is embedded in the heart of all aspects of hospital life.

Our inclusive way of working has the patient as a true partner in their care. We recognise that each and every member of staff has an important role to play in the success of Elysium. It is with their dedication, passion and hard work that we can deliver excellent care programs that truly benefit the patients.

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