Salisbury Foundation Trust


Internal Reference Number: FOI_4919

Date Request Received: 25/02/2019 14:40:27

Date Request Replied To: 06/03/2019 10:05:48

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Request Summary: Psychotherapists and counsellors employed by the Trust 2012-2019

Request Category: Students (Educational)

Question Number 1:
How many psychotherapists and counsellors have been employed by the Trust since 2012-present? Can these numbers be provided by year?
Answer To Question 1:
2 for all years

Question Number 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.
Answer To Question 2:
Psychology: None
Occupational Health : None
Question Number 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?
Answer To Question 3:
Counsellors need to be BACP accredited and registered.
Question Number 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.
Answer To Question 4:
Psychology: We never use third party providers.
Occupational Health : Currently we don’t refer on. Likely to change when service scoped.
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