Clinical/Counselling Psychologist (DBT)
Ref: CYG12483

  • Location
  • Cygnet Ealing, 22 Corfton Rd, London W5 2HT
  • Salary
  • Up to £50,000pa DOE
  • Hours
  • Full Time
  • Closing date
  • 01/02/2021
  • Role: Clinical/Counselling Psychologist

    Site: Cygnet Hospital Ealing

    Hours: Full time, Mon - Fri

    Salary: Up to £50,000pa DOE

    Please note all applicants not DBT Trained must be willing to undergo DBT Training course funded by Cygnet Health Care.

    Cygnet Health Care was established in 1988. Since then we have developed a wide range of services for individuals with mental health needs and learning disabilities within the UK. We have built a reputation for delivering pioneering services and outstanding outcomes for the people in our care.

    Our expert and highly dedicated care team of 8800 employees empower 3000 individuals across 140 services to consistently make a positive difference to their lives, through service-user focused care and rehabilitation.

    We maintain a good relationship with our quality regulators and undergo regular inspections, with 85% of our services rated ‘Good’ or ‘Outstanding’. We also operate an internal system of quality care, treatment and positive outcomes.

    Cygnt Hospital Ealing:

    Cygnet Hospital Ealing provides a welcoming, non-institutional environment, offering personalised treatment for our service users over two wards.  New Dawn Ward is a 9 bed specialist Tier 4 service, providing treatment, care and support for women with a personality disorder who are ready to engage in therapy. Sunrise Ward is a 14 bedded ward providing a highly specialised eating disorder service for women, including those with extremely low BMIs. Sunrise focuses on supporting service users to attain a healthy BMI and prepare for a return home.

    The Opportunity…

    The post holder will have a key role in providing specialist psychological assessments, interpretation from psychological tests, semi-structured interviews, and individual and group DBT therapy for services users on New Dawn ward.  In addition to leading the DBT service, you will also consider potential risks and social needs of the client group, relevant to their diagnosis and providing least restrictive practice.

    This role will be working as part of an established multidisciplinary team comprising of; a Consultant Psychiatrist, a Specialty Doctor, an Occupational Therapist, Nurses and Health Care Support Workers. You will be expected to offer psychological insight and knowledge around the clinical area and provide consultation about the psychological care of the client group to staff, families and other agencies.

    As a senior member of the psychology team, you will have a pivotal role in training and clinical supervision of assistant psychologists, volunteers and trainee psychologists.  You will provide specialist DBT awareness and training to other professionals in the hospital and regularly attend multidisciplinary and psychology departmental meetings as an integral part of your role.  You will also have involvement in audit, policy and service development alongside your clinical responsibilities.

    You will have…

    • A Doctorate Level Qualification (BPS route or equivalent) in Clinical or Counselling Psychology along with HCPC Registration
    • Preferably have inpatient experience within adult mental health
    • DBT Trained Preferred but not essential
    • Knowledge and experience of various psychological assessment, treatment and therapies
    • The ability to work effectively as part of an multidisciplinary team

    Why Cygnet? We'll offer you...

    • Salary: Up to £50,000pa (Depending on Experience)
    • Pension scheme
    • NHS and employee discount scheme
    • Free meals
    • Internal / external CPD and research opportunities
    • Expert clinical supervision and peer support
    • A comprehensive employee assistance programme
    • Opportunities to train in additional therapies, broaden experience and enhance service development


    Please note: successful candidates will be required to undergo an enhanced DBS check.


    If you care about making a difference – we want to talk to you!

    Click the link to apply.


  • Location Information
  • Cygnet Hospital Ealing provides a welcoming, non-institutional environment, offering personalised treatment for service users with an eating disorder or personality disorder over two separate wards.

    Our team works hard to create a cheerful, non-institutional environment, and to support individuals in their recovery and personal transformation. We make use of a range of therapies including psychodynamic, family, occupational, art, drama and complementary therapies. We also believe very strongly in patient-centred care, and involve our service users in shaping their own treatment, and in all aspects of hospital life.


    This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Back to search Email to a friend Apply now