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CBT Therapist

Band 7

Main area
Enfield IAPT
Band 7
Full time - 37.5 hours per week (One weekly evening shift 12pm - 8pm.)
Job ref
Enfield IAPT
£45,024 - £50,806 pa inclusive of HCAS
Salary period
06/12/2021 23:59
Interview date

Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust (BEH) provides healthcare services locally, regionally and nationally. We serve a population of 1.2 million, employ more than 3,300 staff, and operate from over 20 main sites in the community. As a multiple award winning Trust we provide mental health services for young people, adults and older people, and have a full range of child and adult community health services in Enfield. Our North London Forensic Service treats and cares for people in the criminal justice system who have mental health conditions. We also provide one of the largest eating disorders services in England, as well as drug and alcohol services, and mental health liaison services at Barnet Hospital and the North Middlesex University Hospital.

Job overview

6 x full-time position Let’s Talk Enfield 

We provide psychological / psychotherapeutic services to residents registered with an Enfield GP.

Candidates will be providing Cognitive Behavioural Therapy to Enfield or Barnet residents presenting with common mental health difficulties including depression and a range of anxiety disorders from the age of 16. Candidates will be highly competent in working within a socially deprived and multi-cultural setting.

We are looking for someone with energy, enthusiasm, and a high level of skills and experience. All staff will work as part of a team, receive regular clinical supervision and be able to access a high quality in-house CPD programme

For further information and discussion about our service and how you might be able to contribute, contact Katy Heathcote at

Closing date: 06/12/2021

Interview date: 15/12/2021

Main duties of the job

Good administrative, time management and communication skills are also essential.

We will ensure you have a committed team to work with including a peer group of PWP’s, CBT therapists, Counsellors and Employment Support workers and the opportunity to help us shape and develop the service as it expands.

We are committed to helping you plan and continue to develop and progress your career, and we offer a wide range of CPD and training opportunities

Candidates for all clinical posts must be registered with a recognised professional body

Working for our organisation

BEHMHT is a multiple award-winning, combined mental health (MH) and community Trust providing local, regional and national healthcare services. We are one of the largest employers in North London with over 3000 staff delivering a range of mental health and community services to a population of over one million. In Enfield, we provide a full range of child and adult community health services, which over the last few years has been integrating with its mental health services to provide better and more holistic care. BEH manages the renowned North London Forensic Services (NLFS) which delivers MH care across some of the prisons and provides MH services as HM Young Offenders Institutions in Aylesbury. We are rated as 'Outstanding' by the CQC. We have also been appointed as the lead provider of forensic mental health services across North London managing the devolved New Models of care budget of £170m from 2018/19

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Please kindly refer to the job description and person specification that is attached to the vacancy profile

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • A recorded/ registered doctoral level qualification in clinical or counselling psychology
  • A recorded/ registered qualification in one of the following – nursing, social work, Occupational Therapy or a psychological therapy
  • Post graduate qualification in cognitive behavioural therapy by appointment of the post


Essential criteria
  • Comprehensive knowledge of NICE recommended protocols for mild to moderate depression and anxiety disorders
  • Experience of providing evidence based psychological therapies
  • Experience of working in IAPT
  • Experience of using CBT with adults
Desirable criteria
  • Experience of working with diversity


Essential criteria
  • Ability to meet agreed/specified service targets
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in one to one and group situations
  • Ability to work under pressure (manage caseload)
  • Ability to use supervision effectively
Desirable criteria
  • Ability to use IAPTus
  • Ability to adapt work to meet individual needs and diversity e.g., interpreters

personal qualities

Essential criteria
  • Evidence of innovative thinking to meet challenging health needs
  • Evidence of an ability to work independently and effectively within a team and foster good working relationships
Desirable criteria
  • Driver with ability and willingness to travel to different locations
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Applicant requirements

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Documents to download

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Further details / informal visits contact

Katy Heathcote
Job title
Step 3 CBT Lead
Email address
Telephone number
020 8702 4900
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