Clinical / Counselling Psychologist

Job Title: Clinical / Counselling Psychologist
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Tynemouth
Salary: £46,000 - £56,000 (Pro-rata)
Reference: CP02
Contact Name: Select Psychology
Contact Email:
Job Published: November 23, 2020 11:03

Job Description

Clinical Psychologist Band 7 or 8a Equivalent

An exciting position has become available for a part-time Clinical Psychologist (BAND 7 OR 8a) to join our friendly team based in Tynemouth and work in other regional locations as appropriate.

The successful candidate will earn £46,000 to £56,000 Pro Rata (depending on experience) working 3 or 4 days per week (22.5 or 30 hours per week). If you are an experienced Clinical Psychologist looking to join a growing private mental health practice in the North East of England, then this is a fantastic opportunity.

Role Requirements

  • Doctoral-level training in Clinical Psychology as accredited by the British Psychological Society.
  • Registered with HCPC
  • Doctorate level knowledge of research methodology, research design and complex, multivariate data analysis as practiced within the clinical fields of psychology.
  • Experience of specialist psychological assessment, formulation and treatment of clients presenting with a broad range of issues.
  • Clinical and interpersonal skills to independently deliver, to the level of excellence and influenced by relevant guidance and frameworks, psychological assessment and treatment in a variety of modalities.
  • Have the ability to gain the trust and confidence of patients and successfully guide them through treatments and interventions to effective outcomes and completion.
  • Motivation to work independently as well as closely and collaboratively in a multi-disciplinary team.
  • The necessary physical stamina and emotional resilience to consistently perform the duties to the standard required
  • You will be eager to take ownership and responsibility for delivering your work and will be self-driven, results-oriented.
  • You will be able to demonstrate excellent time management and organisational skills, combined with the ability to prioritise your workload in a balanced and flexible way.
  • You will be passionate about providing high-quality customer care and committed to developing the practice in line with the Company’s vision, mission and values
  • Two or more years post-qualification experience
  • Previous experience of working within an Adult and Child Mental Health setting will be strongly favoured.
  • Previous experience working in a private mental health setting

Role Responsibilities

  • Deliver a range of assessments and treatments to patients with moderate to complex mental health issues. Responding promptly to referrals to undertake assessments and put in place an effective therapy programme for assigned clients using appropriate and relevant psychological interventions.
  • Facilitate therapy sessions within the given field of therapy, ensuring activities and interventions continue to meet the needs of the client and are consistent with the provisions detailed in the client’s therapy plan.
  • Facilitate remote therapy and face-to-face therapy (where it is safe to do so in a covid secure environment).
  • Manage an assigned caseload within agreed timescales and performance requirements, ensuring regular interaction and communication with clients, professional colleagues and clinical staff.
  • Maintain accurate and up-to-date records in the form of case notes, case files, clinical reports, case management software and other associated documentation, in accordance with company policy.
  • Be responsible for respecting patient confidentiality at all times and for security and accuracy of assigned patient records, data and information.
  • Present and share relevant information and knowledge concerning assigned clients with professional and clinical colleagues at regular team meetings.
  • Keep abreast of latest research and development within your given field of psychology.
  • Evaluate, test and implement new techniques, methods and interventions which will improve and/or enhance therapy services within the company.
  • Undertake any other duty that management reasonably requires of the role.

Company & Values

Select Psychology is passionate about improving mental health and making a real difference to people’s lives. We are a team of mental health professionals including Clinical Psychologists, CBT therapists, Counsellors and Family Therapists with the mission of providing excellent mental health services to and helping people to make positive changes to their lives.

Our work is broad-ranging and includes work with adults, children and adolescents, including face to face therapy sessions and those delivered using online video chat. We have a diverse team of Clinical Psychologists, using a range of approaches for clinical work, including CBT, CAT, ACT, EMDR and cognitive assessments.

We welcome new team members who have values that also align well with Select Psychology’s own values to:

  1. Be passionate and dedicated to our cause
  2. Be honest, open and transparent
  3. Listen, understand and work together
  4. See solutions not barriers
  5. Pursue excellence through continuous improvement


  • Company Pension
  • Flexibility on clinic hours
  • 24 days holiday + bank holidays (pro-rata)
  • Supervision and training provision

Why should you apply?

  • The chance to join a growing organisation with a focus on quality outcomes
  • To become part of a caring, professional, hardworking team
  • To make a positive impact on someone’s life
  • This is an opportunity for those who may wish to work in a salaried position in the private sector or those who are interested in working with us on a self-employed basis (this can be discussed upon review of application).

How to apply

Please submit your CV and a covering letter as soon as possible to be considered.