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Priory Hospital Southampton, Marchwood Park, Marchwood, Southampton, SO40 4DA

Priory Group Division


Vacancy Type

Permanent - Part Time


£44K FTE



Job Advert - Division Information

The Priory Hospital Southampton is part of the Priory group offering inpatient treatment for a wide range of mental health difficulties. The hospital is located in Marchwood on the outskirts of Southampton and comprises of 40 inpatient beds across three wards. We have a highly experienced team of mental health professionals and support staff which include consultant psychiatrists, nurses, specialty doctors, occupational therapists, dietitians, and therapists. The three wards in the hospital offer a range of inpatient mental health services.


Sandpiper Ward: 17 bedded adult acute ward

Skylark Ward: 11 bedded specialist eating disorders ward

Starling Ward: 12 bedded adult acute ward


Job Advert Location Description

We are seeking to recruit an enthusiastic Therapist who holds full accreditation appropriate for their training to work as an integral member of the MDT to support in providing evidence based therapy interventions across all 3 wards.


The post is for 0.4 WTE over 2 days, though there is flexibility for the right candidate and this can be agreed with the psychology lead and in line with the service needs. Our psychology team consists of a CBT and DBT Therapist who is also our psychological therapies lead, a full time Counselling Psychologist and a 0.5 Assistant Psychologist.


The role will involve offering both individual and group psychological therapies in line with evidence based practice across the 3 wards. The role will also include assessment and formulation and specialist consultation across the 2 acute wards.


Alongside a diverse mix of clinical work, there will also be an opportunity to work with the psychology team to write and develop group therapies programmes, become part of our weekly DBT specialist group consult alongside excellent CPD opportunities depending on your personalised goals moving forward with your career. There is an opportunity to get involved with staff support and wellbeing through running both group clinical supervision and reflective practice across the wards.


Full accreditation relevent to your training is an essential requirement for the role, alongside training in one or more modality namely CBT, DBT, CAT, CFT, ACT. Experience within a secondary care mental health setting both community and / or inpatient with individuals who experience severe and enduring mental health difficulties is also an essential requirement for the role. Your clinical supervision needs connected to your accreditation, and to support you within the role will be sourced externally and funded through the priory.


This is an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic exerienced Psychological Therapist who has the desire to become part of a psychology team with an aim to develop their own experinece, but also develop a service that is person centered, compassion and constantly evolving.



Our benefits are flexible and tailored to each individual staff. Some of the benefits we offer you include;

• Up to 25 days annual leave

• Birthday Leave

• Continuing Professional Development opportunities

• Pension scheme with a Priory contribution

• Your Priory, Your Benefits + - Our shopping discount site where you’ll find great offers for online and in-store shopping, negotiated specially for everyone who works at the Priory Group.

• Enhanced Maternity pay in line with NHS


The successful candidate will be required to apply for a disclosure at the enhanced level from the Disclosure and Barring Services. Further information can be obtained from Priory Group will cover the cost of a DBS check for all successful applicants. We are an equal opportunities employer.


For more information please e-mail Sarah Wilson, Lead for Psychological Therapies on 

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