counselling psychology jobs with Pulse

With 30 years of experience and a trusted reputation, you can rely on Pulse to find the right counselling psychologist jobs for you. Through our preferred partnerships with top healthcare providers, we can give you exclusive access to roles before anyone else. Wherever you are in your career, we can support you in finding that perfect opportunity.

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At Pulse, we have a wide range of counselling psychologist jobs, suitable for professionals at all levels. These include permanent, temporary, and locum positions in the NHS and private healthcare, along with remote work opportunities if you are looking to work from home.

ADOS BAND 7 Psychologist – Kent

Pulse is currently seeking a determined band 8a Clinical Psychologist or Educational Psychologist to be welcomed into our client’s team, based in Orpington, Kent. This position will be available for the appointed…

Temporary/ locum

Band 7 – Senior CAMHS Practitioner – Worcestershire

Are you an empathetic CAMHS Mental Health Practitioner looking for an exciting new role? We are now recruiting for a Band 7 senior CAMHS Mental Health Practitioner to join a well-established NHS…

Temporary/ locum

Band 8a Clinical Psychologist – Neuro – London

Pulse is currently seeking a band 8a Clinical Psychologist to join our esteemed team in London. The appointed Clinical Psychologist will work within an NHS service, undertaking neuropsychological assessment and formulation, Assessment…

Temporary/ locum

Band 6 Mental Health Practitioner – Manchester

Are you an empathetic Mental Health Practitioner looking for an exciting new role? We are now recruiting for a Band 6 Mental Health Practitioner to join a well-established NHS trust based in…

Greater Manchester
Temporary/ locum

Band 7 – CAMHS Practitioner – Warwickshire

Are you an empathetic CAMHS Mental Health Practitioner looking for an exciting new role?We are now recruiting for a Band 7 CAMHS Mental Health Practitioner to join an NHS trust based in…

Temporary/ locum

Band 8a – Acute Adult Specialist – London

We are looking for an acute adult specialist for our NHS client based in the vibrant city of London. The successful candidate would be coming into a full time locum role for…

Temporary/ locum

Senior Community Mental Health Practitioner – Shropshire

Our NHS client is looking for a band 6 Mental Health Practitioner to join their excellent team based in a trust in Donnington, Shropshire. This is a full-time local role that will…

Temporary/ locum

Specialty Doctor in Old Age Psychiatry – Essex

Position Overview: We are currently seeking a compassionate and experienced Specialty Doctor in Old Age Psychiatry to join our team in Stanford-Le-Hope, Essex. This is a fulltime locum role contracted for 3 months.…

Temporary/ locum

Band 7 Psychologist – CAHMS – Surrey

  Pulse Mental Health, a renowned recruitment agency specializing in mental health services, is actively seeking an exceptional and experienced Clinical Psychologist. This is a unique opportunity to contribute to the advancement…

Temporary/ locum

Adult LD – Band 8a – Surrey

Adult LD – Band 8a – Surrey We are looking for a determined and experienced Band 8a Clinical/Counselling Psychologist to join our client’s Learning Disabilities team within a NHS Client based in…

Temporary/ locum

Adult CMHT Band 7/8a – Essex

Adult CMHT Band 7/8a – Essex Pulse is seeking a qualified and experienced band 7/8a Clinical Psychologist to be welcomed into our client’s Adult mental health team within a private service in Braintree, Essex.…


Band 8b Clinical psychologist- Halifax

Band 8b Clinical psychologist-Oakham Job Title: Band 8b Clinical Psychologist – Adult Mental Health Specialist Pulse Mental Health Recruitment Agency is seeking a highly experienced and dedicated Band 8b Clinical Psychologist with…

Temporary/ locum

Counselling psychologist FAQs

What skills and qualities do you look for in counselling psychologists?

Excellent communication skills are crucial, as you interact with a wide range of patients, as well as other health professionals. You’ll need to be able to help people understand their own mental health, thought processes and ways of improving their wellbeing. Passing on sensitive information is also part of the role, whether around patients’ own diagnoses and progress, or in the recommendations and updates you discuss with other healthcare workers. As such, empathy and confidentiality are both important.

It is also crucial that you have strong problem-solving and decision-making skills, as you’ll spend a lot of time assessing people’s needs and developing treatment plans. You’ll need to be open-minded and flexible too, with the ability to adapt to any changes that happen to a patient along their treatment journey. Self-regulation skills will also allow you to remain objective, providing unbiased support to those that you care for.

What salary and pay rates are available to counselling psychologists in the UK?

Counselling psychology salaries for permanent NHS roles in the NHS typically range from £43,742 to £50,056 if you take on a band 7 role. More senior positions can be between £50,952 and £57,349 when working at a band 8a level. Salaries can reach up to £70,417 to £96,376 in band 8 c and 8d roles, which can include working as a principal or consultant psychologist.

Counselling psychologists in private healthcare and locum roles can earn higher financial rewards, though there aren’t standardised rates as with the NHS.

What job opportunities are currently available to me as a counselling psychologist?

At Pulse, we have counselling psychologist jobs available in a variety of specialisms and settings.

There are opportunities to work in adult mental health, CAMHS and eating disorders teams, as well as in neuro-rehabilitation, forensic, addiction and trauma services. We have roles in both the NHS and private healthcare providers too. If you’re searching for more flexibility in your career, you can also take look at the locum opportunities that we have available.

What are the benefits of working as a locum?

Locum work offers flexibility, independence, and attractive financial rewards. You have greater control over who you work for, where you work and your shift pattern. You also benefit from competitive hourly rates. With placements ranging from a day up to several months, you can take on locum roles that work for you.

If you’re looking to build upon your skills and experience, becoming a locum counselling psychologist can also help. You can quickly expand your network and develop future career prospects. Changing your workplace can also bring new learning opportunities, allowing you to progress and broaden your horizons within your field.

Why do counselling psychologists join Pulse?

After registering with Pulse, an experienced consultant will work closely with you at every stage of your job search. Once they have a full understanding of your preferences, experience and career goals, they will use their in-depth industry knowledge to find you suitable opportunities so that you are able to get that perfect role.

What’s more, we’re able to bring you jobs before they’re advertised elsewhere. With Pulse, you’ll also receive competitive pay rates, a £300 friend referral bonus and high-quality training provided through our eLearning platform to support your CPD.

Why find your next counselling psychology job with Pulse?

We know what it takes to be in talking therapies, and we use this knowledge to find a role that’s right for your training and experience and future career goals. We work hard to understand your professional aspirations and help you make the right choices to realise them.

All our psychologists benefit from:

  • A dedicated team focused solely on placing talking therapists
  • Access to the widest choice of temporary and permanent vacancies across the NHS and private healthcare sector
  • Competitive rates of pay
  • A reputable brand, with a track record spanning nearly 30 years
  • Daily payroll
  • Rewards for recommending friends
  • Access to childcare vouchers
  • Secure online access to payslips and work history
  • A responsible and reliable service around the clock
  • A points reward system when you register and work, with financial contributions toward CPD
  • Access to high quality voluntary training and development
  • Guaranteed hours
  • Discounts on a wide range of products and services

A team you can rely on in your counselling psychology job

We’re proud to have been awarded approved supplier status on all major NHS frameworks; meaning unlike some agencies, our healthcare professionals have access to vacancies at all major NHS trusts. These awards recognise our commitment to supplying highly qualified candidates, assure our quality and compliance, and acknowledge our excellent levels of service. Register with Pulse and get access to these jobs before they are available at other agencies.

Rewards & benefits

You’ll receive a range of excellent rewards and recognition for your hard work.


You’ll be given expert training, support and advice to ensure you progress in your career.

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