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Consultant Psychologist
Ref: CYG36406

Delfryn House, CH7 6FQ
Circa £70,000pa DOE
Full Time
Closing date
Tuesday 18 June 2024

Are you an outstanding Clinical/Forensic/Counselling Psychologist with a passion for delivering high quality care? 

We need a Consultant Psychologist who’s passionate about helping women with a range of complex mental health needs to join our team.

So if you care about making a difference – every day – we want to hear from you.

Cygnet have been providing a national network of specialist mental health services for more than 30 years.

With us, you’ll have the chance to progress your career as part of a dynamic, supportive team. 

As a consultant Psychologist you will oversee the Psychology Department across both Delfryn House and Delfryn Lodge (including the step down service Rhyd Alyn)

Cygnet Delfryn House:

Cygnet Delfryn House is our high dependency inpatient rehabilitation service for men who have severe and enduring mental illness and who may have been detained under the Mental Health Act. Men placed with us often come from multiple placement breakdowns, failed treatment programmes or are stepping down from secure settings.

Cygnet Delfryn Lodge:

Set amid the rolling hills of Flintshire, Cygnet Delfryn Lodge is a 24 bed service specialising in high dependency inpatient rehabilitation for women who have severe and enduring mental illness and who may be detained under the Mental Health Act. Delfryn Lodge is designed with wellness in mind, providing a safe and comfortable environment that promotes effective rehabilitation and recovery. The team are also dedicated to understand, stabilise and break the traumatic cycles of relapse that can impact service users’ lives.

Rhyd Alyn:

A six bed community rehabilitation service for women who have been able to progress through the hospital pathway at inpatient rehabilitation services.

Your Day-to-Day...

The post-holder will have a key role in providing:

  • Specialist psychological assessments, interpretation from psychological tests, semi-structured interviews, individual and group therapy.  You will also consider potential risks and social needs of the client group, relevant to their diagnosis.
  • Collaboratively develop risk assessments and care plans with the MDT.
  • You will work as part of a dedicated clinical team providing a multi-disciplinary approach to rehabilitation in a therapeutic environment where the focus is on maximising positive outcomes and recovery.
  • You will be expected to offer psychological insight and knowledge around the clinical area and provide consultation about the psychological care of the client group to staff, families and other agencies.
  • You will also contribute to the Midlands Female Services Psychology Meetings and CPD events.
  • As a HCPC Registered Psychologist, you will have a pivotal role in the training and clinical supervision of Assistant Psychologists and the APDP programme provided by Cygnet.

We are looking for someone who is...

  • A HCPC registered Clinical/Forensic/Counselling Psychologist with experience in a clinical forensic or mental health setting
  • Minimum 3 years qualified expereince
  • Able to work effectively as part of a multi-disciplinary team
  • Experience in the delivery of trauma informed care
  • Passionate about working with people with a range of complex mental health needs
  • Capable of working with difficulties such as physical & verbal aggression, history of offending, drug and alcohol problems and self-harm.

Cygnet Benefits:

  • Pension
  • Life insurance
  • CPD opportunities
  • Free parking
  • Free meals for staff on duty
  • NHS Discount Cards & Blue Light Card (includes big brand discounts)
  • Wellbeing centre with exercises, recipes, financial and mental health advice.

A career at Cygnet comes with excellent benefits. Whether it’s saving you money on the high street, with healthcare, holidays and leisure – or securing your future with professional development and a pension – we support you to be happy both in and out of work.


The successful candidate will be required to undergo an enhanced DBS and reference check and an offer of employment will be subject to successful clearance.

Location/Travel Information

With being close to excellent motorway links to the M56 (5 minutes away) and M6 (only 15 minutes away), easily commutable from Liverpool, Manchester, Chester, Wrexham, Shropshire, Cheshire and Stoke.

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