Psychology & Psychological Therapies at SBUHB

Our Psychology Network is comprised of qualified Practitioner Psychologists, Clinical Applied Associate Psychologists, Trainee and Assistant Psychologists and Masters and Degree Students on Placement. Practitioner Psychologists are regulated by the Health Care and Professions Council (HCPC).

Our Psychological Therapists are staff who have completed at least one year of full time training in a recognised psychological therapy, many are also working towards formal accreditation. They are trained to deliver High and Low Intensity psychological therapy, such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), as evidenced in Matrics Cymru and other National guidance.

The Swansea Bay UHB Psychology & Psychological Therapies Network offer exciting, individualised care delivered by a highly skilled workforce, with opportunities for career development.

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Why choose SBUHB for Psychology/Therapy post?

We have over +100 trained professionals within the psychology and psychological therapies network, who offer provision across a range of specialist areas in order to meet the psychological needs of our population, including:

  • Local Primary Mental Health Services
  • Secondary Mental Health Services
  • Early intervention Psychosis
  • Eating Disorders
  • Trauma related to medical conditions or treatment
  • Older Peoples Mental Health
  • Perinatal services
  • Learning Disability
  • Child / Paediatric services
  • Secure services and prison inreach
  • Neuropsychology Service
  • Regional Burns, Cleft Lip and Palette
  • Cardiac Rehabilitation
  • Pain Management
  • Artificial Limbs & Appliance Centre
  • Lymphoedema
  • Occupational Health Psychology 

We have close links with Swansea University Masters Course and offer a rolling programme of placements for students on the course to help build on their CV. A career in psychology is a rewarding occupation but it is competitive and a challenging road to pursue. People often equate psychology & psychological therapy, however these are not equivalent roles.  Practitioner Psychologists spend a lot of their time engaging in assessment, formulation, working with services and teams, teaching, training, and supervising colleagues alongside some provision of psychological therapy. If it is your passion to provide direct psychological therapy for the majority of your role, then please consider the psychological therapy training route which is a rewarding and satisfying career.

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Should you be interested in working to improve the health and wellbeing of people through the Application of Psychology or Psychological Therapy, please see here for further information about careers routes:

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Find out why you should work for us.

See a full list of employee benefits.

For information on Child Psychology and Children’s Health Services please visit the websites below:

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We are keen to support our staff to flourish and grow as part of their continuing professional development, actively supporting career progression and further education.