Serendipity Psychology always welcomes new applications from therapists within Milton Keynes, Northamptonshire, Leicestershire, Bedfordshire, and Cambridgeshire. Our view is that the more professional people we have working within our team, the more we are able to offer our clients and progress the skillset of the rest of us.
Want to work independently but worried about going it alone?
Serendipity Psychology is a striving social enterprise. As therapists ourselves, we are all aware that it can be daunting to hold clinical responsibility for our clients without a supportive network of other professionals around us.
All profits made through our associates are currently reinvested into the company in the aim to grow and expand to enable our associates to work in a supported community of colleagues in independent practice. This is primarily so they don’t have to feel alone or isolated when working in this way, and so they are always able to access support and other professional expertise if they need it. We know this benefits the associate, and even more importantly, it ensures our clients get the best help we can offer them.
Our company values are:
Fairness: To operate fairly and transparently, ensuring our associates receive a proportionate fee for the valuable work they do, taking only what the company needs to maintain itself.
Respect:To respect the skills and expertise of all of our associates no matter how junior or senior, understanding the relative skillset each individual has. We find respecting everyone equally, generally means they feel more confident and capable.
To flatten the hierarchy: In line with the value of respect, we also aspire to keep the hierarchy within the company as flat as possible. We want all associates, newly qualified or extensively experienced, to feel confident to offer their support and expertise to everyone else. This includes being able to teach others as well as calling out concerns in validating ways.
Equity: To ensure each associate receives the same renumeration as every other associate, and as much support as they need. We also strive to divide client referrals equally between associates and will think about the individual skillset of each associate and their development needs in the referrals we introduce to them.
Equal access to development opportunities:We want all our associates to be offered support to expand their expertise and confidence in working with a range of clients in both general mental health and in more specialist areas. This may include therapeutic expertise but also assessment and other areas.
Flexibility: We recognise that many of our associates choose to continue work in organisations such as the NHS when working independently. This can mean that they require flexibility in the number of sessions they take on. We also recognise that life happens; we strive to be able to support this as it occurs.
Our long-term aspirations are:
To offer monthly online group supervision and support open to all associates.
To offer a schedule of in-house CPD for our associates free of charge.
To offer in-house individual supervision to all associates free of charge.
To offer a number of consultations each month to relevant charities free of charge while still being able to pay our associates.
What you’ll need to join us?
We welcome any professional qualified in a form of evidence-based therapy to make contact with us. While we are currently a company of clinical psychologists, we also hope to expand our expertise to include other psychologists, counsellors and psychotherapists who are registered with core professional bodies such as the HCPC, UKCP and the BACP.
On getting in touch with us, we will ask you to make an application to join us and if you are successful, we would ask for evidence of your professional registrations, your qualifications, a recent DBS and evidence of your indemnity insurance.
What do we ask of you?
We ask new associates to be able to offer a minimum of four sessions per week to clients referred by the company.
That each associate should be willing to support the writing of our blog posts and published articles to ensure we are offering a range of helpful expertise through our advertising and that everyone is contributing. This also ensures that all associates are well published and have a strong online presence. We ask all associates to offer one short article per quarter. We are very willing to offer helpful tips and advice to get ideas flowing!
That every associate is prepared to support other associates in the company with professional advice and expertise.
We don’t ask associates to be exclusive to the company and fully recognise that they may also work independently of the company. We do ask that clients found through the company, stay within the company wherever possible.
That you give a three-month notice period to clients we refer to you if you need to bring the therapy to an end. If your client chooses to continue therapy with another therapist within the company, that you are willing, with the consent of the client, to work together with the other therapist to handover the case.
If you’d like to consider working with us, please do get in touch.