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Primary Care Mental Health Counsellor

NHS AfC: Band 6

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NHS AfC: Band 6
25.9 hours per week
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£30,401-£37,267 per annum
20/11/2019 23:59

Dudley and Walsall Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust employs around 1,100 staff based at 28 locations across Dudley and Walsall. This includes three hospitals: Bushey Fields Hospital in Dudley, Dorothy Pattison in Walsall and Bloxwich Hospital for older adults in Bloxwich, Walsall

The Trust provides the following range of mental health services to around 560,000 children, adults and older people across Dudley and Walsall:

  • Community mental health services for children, adults and older people
  • Inpatient services for adults and older people at our three hospitals
  • Primary Care Mental Health services and Psychological Therapies
  • Mental Health Social Care Services
  • Employment, education and training support for people with mental health problems
  • Specialist deaf services for children and young people with mental health issues

The Trust serves a very diverse population. Equality of opportunity is central to everything that we do, both as a service provider and as an employer.


We are looking for a dynamic primary care mental health counsellor to join our Primary Care Mental Health Service. We are looking for an experienced Counsellor trained in psychodynamic, person centred or an integrative counselling modality to compliment our team.

We are working closely with Dudley CCG, transforming care for patients. This is an exciting time, developing integrated services across health and social care to significantly increasing access to treatment for people with common mental health conditions within a community setting.

You will play a major role in the further development of the service and be involved in delivery of integrated services across health and social care with the ultimate aim of delivering the right care, at the right time, in the right place. You will work collaboratively with all stakeholders, service leads, and statutory/non-statutory agencies and youth organisations delivering Primary Care Services that proactively meets the local needs of adults within the Dudley locality.

You will have experience of delivering counselling and demonstrate great interpersonal and customer care skills. The team provides a range of counselling and therapeutic interventions to persons with mild to moderate depression. The interventions may include a number of brief therapies using different approaches, such as, Person Centred, Cognitive Behavioural approaches, and Psychodynamic approaches. Additionally you will  have experience and enthusiasm for establishing and delivering therapeutic groups within service  You will also have experience of working within a multi-disciplinary team, and have a professional approach.

We are an award-winning, ambitious mental health trust located in the West Midlands recently rated by CQC as ‘Good’. We primarily provide services to the Black Country boroughs of Dudley and Walsall, but also outside of this area, and are committed to growing and developing our services. We are extremely proud of our reputation as a high performing mental health trust and in 2014 we were named as one of the Health Service Journal top 100 employers.

Please come and join our committed and welcoming team.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

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

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Further details / informal visits contact

For an informal discussion about this post please contact: Alpana Patel, Primary Care Lead Counsellor,