Reference 2019-158

REF:           2019-158

Subject:       Employing counsellors and psychotherapists

 

Request:

1) How many psychotherapists and counsellors have been employed by the Trust since 2012-present? Can these numbers be provided by year?

 

2) How many third-party psychotherapists and counsellors (or psychotherapy and counselling services) are not directly employed by the Trust, but treat the trust’s patients through referrals, since 2012? Can these numbers be given by year?

 

3) Could you please provide information on what standards the Trust requires candidates to meet, in order to be employed with the job title psychotherapist or counsellor? Is there a policy on what training or accreditation is necessary, in order to apply for these job roles within the Trust?

 

4) Could you please provide any information as to whether any policy or background check process for hiring psychotherapists and counsellors is also applied to third party care providers who the Trust might refer patients to?

 

 

Response:

1) How many psychotherapists and counsellors have been employed by the Trust since 2012-present? Can these numbers be provided by year? One counsellor in 2014.
2) How many third-party psychotherapists and counsellors (or psychotherapy and counselling services) are not directly employed by the Trust, but treat the trust’s patients through referrals, since 2012? Can these numbers be given by year?

 

Unfortunately we do not hold this information, you will need to contact Bolton CCG: https://www.boltonccg.nhs.uk/
3) Could you please provide information on what standards the Trust requires candidates to meet, in order to be employed with the job title psychotherapist or counsellor?   Is there a policy on what training or accreditation is necessary, in order to apply for these job roles within the Trust? Counsellors will require accreditation via BACP.
4) Could you please provide any information as to whether any policy or background check process for hiring psychotherapists and counsellors is also applied to third party care providers who the Trust might refer patients to? Unfortunately we do not hold this information, you will need to contact Bolton CCG: https://www.boltonccg.nhs.uk/