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Self employed Psychologists - adults

Shire Healthcare
Berkshire, UK
Closing date
20 Nov 2020

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Shire Healthcare are recruiting for Clinical and Counselling Psychologists who are interested in joining a well establish clinic on a self-employed basis based in West Berkshire.

Site summary:

This clinic that we are proud to recruit for receives open and direct referrals. Direct referrals will usually come from a GP referring to a specific clinician and over time the new clinicians appointed will build up these relationships to get direct referrals. Open referrals are from GPs that are general referrals for any clinician and the team will allocate these referrals to the most appropriate clinician.

Role snapshot:

The candidate appointed will have the opportunity to work in both an in-patient and out-patient setting. With regards to the presentations, this clinic sees a very wide range, anxiety and depression are common, but the clinic also treat eating disorders, bipolar, personality disorder and they have an addiction services. In terms of interventions, CBT is most common but also systemic therapy, DBT, EMDR amongst others are used.


The clinic runs from 9am - 9pm Monday - Friday and have availability over the weekends. Clinicians can work whatever hours suit them as long as those applying can offer a minimum of 2 days per week and can offer sometimes over evenings and / or Saturdays.


Excluding referrals from insurance companies who dictate the pay rates, the hourly charge rates are down to the individual. There is a charge for room usage which varies between £17-24 per hour. There is an administration charge which is optional for those that want to use this service.


This clinic offers a lot of professional support and training which contributes to CPD points. As the clinic has an inpatients facility all staff members are invited to have a FREE LUNCH which is a 3-course meal. There is a new building which has a dedicated clinician only lounge for peer support and peer networking.

Experience required:

Applicants applying will have Clinical or Counselling HCPC registration and a minimum of 5 years post qualification experience most of which working with various severities of adult mental health.

Why Shire Healthcare?

You will be working with Lena Antoniou, a healthcare recruitment with 15 years experience, 9 years of which recruiting solely within Psychology and therefore offering specialist knowledge and a passion for this industry. Lena can offer support and advice with CV writing, bespoke interview preparation and tips along with sound knowledge of the employer, the role, and their ethos
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