KG077277 - Psychological Therapist
Aberdeenshire H&SCP

Job reference: 077277

Location: Aberdeenshire H&SCP

Job closing date: 14/01/2022

Job posted date: 24/12/2021

Salary: Band 6 (£33,072 - £40,736)

Employment type: Permanent

Job Type: Other Therapeutic

Hours of work: 37.5

Department: Primary Care

Employer (NHS Board) : NHS Grampian

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a full time Psychological Therapist/CBT Therapist to work in Primary Care Adult Mental Health in North/Central Aberdeenshire.

This post is primarily aimed at providing a service for adults with common mild to moderate mental health problems (Tier 2) presenting in Primary Care. The post holder will join a growing team of Psychological Therapists and Wellbeing Workers based in various locations across Aberdeenshire. The posts are supported by clinical supervision and professional management from a Clinical/Counselling Psychologist at Royal Cornhill Hospital, Aberdeen and will be line managed by Team Leaders and the Health & Social Care Partnership Locality Leadership Manager. Work will primarily be conducted within GP surgeries or other Primary Care health facilities.

Please note the service is working under the appropriate COVID pandemic regulations at the time of advertising this post.

The role will involve assessing and providing psychological therapy for patients with a range of mild to moderate mental health problems including depression and a range of anxiety disorders. These interventions will be in line with best practice as identified by The Matrix and will be delivered on a 1-1 basis as well as within groups. The Psychological Therapist will work closely with other Psychological Therapists in the team and will provide guidance support and potentially supervision for the Wellbeing Workers. There will also be an expectation that the post holder will develop strong links with Social Care and Third Sector partners. The post holder will have high level skills in psychological therapy, having obtained, for example, an MSc in Psychological Therapy in Primary Care or a PG Diploma in CBT (or equivalent, see Person Specification for more details).  Post qualification experience would be desirable but is not essential, providing their training has included substantial clinical placement practice. Current trainees are encouraged to apply.  As this post covers a wide geographical area a driving license and access to a car are essential.
This post, which offers the opportunity to advance your career in an area of outstanding natural beauty and is close to the Cairngorms and Aberdeen, a lovely granite city set on stunning coastline populated by dolphins. For those with family Aberdeen boasts some of the best schools in Scotland whilst the local economy provides a range of job opportunities for partners. Aberdeen is situated in the North East of Scotland but with an easily accessible airport just fifteen minutes from the city centre it is no problem to stay connected to the whole of the UK and beyond.   

Interview will take place on Friday 28th of January 2022

To discuss this post further please contact Alison Smith Psychological Therapist/ Team Lead on 07500 033648 or email or Hayley McDonald Team Lead / Psychological Therapist on 07970173629 or email


The closing date for this job has now passed.