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Clinical or Counselling Psychologist

We are currently recruiting for a Clinical or Counselling Psychologist. It is an exciting opportunity to join our highly-qualified and friendly team. To apply, please download the documentation from this page and return your forms to contact@gateway-psychology.co.uk.

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified candidates regardless of their race, gender, disabilities, religions/beliefs, sexual orientation or age.

Please submit your application by 00:00 on Friday 19 February 2021.
We may close the advert early should we receive sufficient applications before the deadline.

About the role:

  • Job type: Full-time (a part-time position could be available on negotiation).
  • Working pattern: 37.5 hours per week, typically from 9am-5pm on Monday to Friday. Some after-hours work will be required. Flexibility in after-hours work will be a required component.
  • Salary: £45,000 – £50 000 (pro-rata if part-time). Negotiable depending on experience.
  • Band: NHS AfC Band 8a equivalent (although we do not band roles here at Gateway Psychology).
  • Specialism: Children, young people and families.
  • Reporting to: Clinical Director or designate.
  • Location: Gateway Psychology, 7-9 The Boulevard, Tunstall, Stoke-on-Trent, ST6 6BD. Some travel will be required depending on client and business requirements.

Employee benefits

  • 36 days paid annual leave (includes Bank Holidays)
  • Attractive pension scheme
  • Potential for flexible working or part-time work
  • A company sick pay scheme
  • An excellent purpose-built facility dedicated to therapeutic work with children and young people, as well as a high-spec training facility.

Overall role:

  • Develops and delivers training, online webinars and eLearning materials, both online and face-to-face
  • Assesses & treats own caseload of clients & maintains associated records
  • Provides, develops and manages highly specialist interventions
  • Clinically supervises less experienced psychologists, assistant(s), trainee(s)
  • Co-ordinates provision of specialist service; provides specialist advice to other professions and carers
  • Assists in the overall day-to-day running and management of the company under the guidance of the Clinical Director


  • Doctorate in Clinical or Counselling Psychology, meeting requirements for HCPC registration (mandatory)

Professional registrations required:

  • Registration with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) is mandatory.
  • Registration with the British Psychological Society (BPS) is desirable.


  • While Gateway Psychology does not band jobs, the Clinical Psychologist position we have available is equivalent to NHS AfC Band 8a role, depending on experience.


  • Clinical experience of working with children, families and young people is essential and experience in looked-after or adopted children and early trauma and attachment disorders in children is highly desirable.
  • Experience in trauma-based therapies such as DDP and Theraplay® is also highly desirable.
  • Minimum of three years post-qualification in a suitable environment with children, young people and their families is mandatory.

How to apply:

Please download the relevant documentation from this page.

Once you have completed your application, please return the form, along with your CV, to contact@gateway-psychology.co.uk.

Alternatively, you can post your application to Gateway Psychology, 7-9 The Boulevard, Tunstall, Stoke-on-Trent, ST6 6BD.