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Obsessional Disorders Clinical Lead




Priory Hospital North London, Grovelands House, Southgate, N14 6RA

Priory Group Division


Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time


£40K - £52K DOE



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Priory Healthcare is the UK’s leading provider of private mental health care. We have an outstanding reputation both for the service we deliver and for the investment we make in our people and in our environment. The Priory Hospital North London is renowned for its clinical excellence in the field of Acute Mental Health, Addiction and Adolescent  Services

Priory North London  is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young Adults. All applicants must be willing to undergo safeguarding screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure & Barring Service. We are an equal opportunities employer. Further information can be obtained from 

A vacancy has arisen for a full time Clinical / Counselling Psychologist or CBT Therapist to lead our therapy team in the Obsessional Disorders Department and to work in collaboration with Dr Himanshu Tyagi. 

We are looking for someone with experience working with individuals with severe Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Body Dysmorphic Disorder, specific Phobias and the broader array of Obsessional Disorders. The person must have strong leadership skills and be able to support the department while meeting applicable standards of practice and Priory Procedures. 

The service is commissioned by the Department of Health as part of the Highly Specialised Service for OCD and BDD and may also admit other patients funded by Clinical Commissioning Groups in England and Local Health Boards from Scotland and Wales as well as private patients from the UK and Internationally.  

You will need to be qualified at Masters/Doctoral Level with specialist training in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, in line with the NICE guidelines and current evidence base for Obsessional Disorder. You must be registered with the appropriate governing bodies (HCPC) and use CBT as your main therapeutic orientation. 

BABCP accreditation will be desirable.  Experience in working with Personality disorder/trauma/ complex presentations and in-patient experience in multi-disciplinary team will be an advantage. 

The role will be predominately in-patient CBT individual work with people with severe and treatment refractory OCD/BDD, as well as some group work. Clinical supervision will be provided.

You will be responsible for management and development of the service. You will need to be working as a manager but also having a full clinical case load and coordinate and facilitate Trainee Clinical Psychologists and student Psychologists placements. You will report to the Therapy Services Manager.

We are looking for an enthusiastic, authentic, motivated and highly present person to fill this exciting and challenging role. An interest in working with individuals with obsessional problems is essential.  

For an informal chat about this role and the person specifications please contact Therapy Services Manager, Simon Wilson on 0208 882 8191 Ext 7129


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As one of the UK’s leading providers of behavioural care and specialist support services to adults and young people, Priory Group promise a challenging and fulfilling career with the support of a world class organisation willing to invest in your development. 

Across our network of hospitals, residential care homes, education facilities and supported living services, we are making a real and lasting difference to the lives of the people we support.


All roles will be subject to a successful disclosure at an appropriate level from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS), Access NI or Disclosure Scotland. We are an equal opportunities employer. Priory Group will cover the cost of a DBS check.

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