Clinical/ Counselling Psychologist - Eating Disorders

Location North London
Discipline: Mental Health
Job type: Permanent
Contact name: Amelia Toovey
Contact email:
Job ref: J5535
Startdate: 22/03/2024

Job Details:

Working hours: Full time or Part time

Salary: £55,000 - £65,000 per annum (Dependant on Experience)

Location: Ridgeway

Contract Type: Permanent

Job Summary:

Our client has been providing evidence-based specialised treatment for children and young people with eating disorders since 2000. They support children and young people as inpatients aged 8 to 18 years as well as young adults aged 18 to 25, and outpatients aged 12 to 25. They offer a full care pathway to achieve exceptional rates of recovery. They can assist young people who are emerging from CAMHS to continue into adult services, to the community or back home. We never give up on a patient and we see beyond the young person’s illness to the whole person, giving individualised, confidential, supportive care that allows them to blossom.

To ensure the systematic provision of a high-quality specialist clinical/counselling psychology services to patients with complex eating disorders and associated co-morbid mental health problems and challenging behaviours.  To provide specialist consultation and supervision to the multi-disciplinary team (MDT) staff as well as other psychological therapists, trainee psychologists and assistant psychologists using integrative and evidence-based psychological models. To work autonomously within professional guidelines and the overall framework of the company’s policies and procedures. To contribute to audits, research, teaching and training, and service developments in the service.

Duties and Responsibilities:


  1. To provide specialist psychological assessments. These will include psychological and psychometric tests, self-report measures, rating scales, direct and indirect structured observations and semi-structured interviews with patients, family members and others involved in the patient’s care. 
  2. To formulate and implement plans for the psychological treatment and management of a patient’s mental health problems, based upon an appropriate conceptual framework of the patient’s problems and national guidelines (e.g. NICE, MEED).
  3. To make decisions and deliver psychological treatments (e.g. at individual, family, group level) taking into account both theoretical and evidence-based therapeutic models and factors concerning a patient’s historical and developmental processes.
  4. To undertake psychologically based risk assessments and risk management for patients and provide advice on the psychological aspects of risk to the multi – disciplinary team.
  5. To have knowledge and understanding of the principles of the CPA and to support and contribute to the CPA care planning process for clients on CPA. 
  6. To communicate information concerning the assessment, formulation and treatment of patients in a skilled and sensitive manner.
  7. To provide a psychological perspective, advice, guidance and consultation to MDT professionals within the service.
  8. To disseminate psychological expertise across the service by developing and running treatment programmes jointly with other staff.
  9. To maintain the highest standards of clinical record keeping, including electronic data entry and recording and report writing in accordance with the professional codes of practice of the HCPC, BPS as well as our policies and procedures.

Essential Candidate Criteria:

  • Doctorate in Psychology
  • HCPC Registered
  • Right to work in the UK

Blackstone Benefits:

✅Assigned specialised recruitment consultant

✅Access to exclusive and flexible UK locum and permanent jobs

✅Complete onboarding support

✅Informed tailored career advice

✅Personalised job alerts

✅Unlimited referral bonus

For further information on this role, please contact Amelia Toovey at Blackstone Recruitment on the details provided or APPLY now.