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London Ambulance Service NHS Trust
£51,488 to £57,802 per annum inclusive of HCAS
Closing date
2 Oct 2023

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Mental health, Counsellor / Psychotherapist
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
This is an exciting opportunity to join The London Ambulance Service and become a key member of the developing Mental Health Team in providing specialist psychotherapeutic interventions to a unique workforce.We are looking for an experienced and thoughtful Psychodynamic Psychotherapist to join our team. This is a permanent post.

Applicants must have a qualification in psychodynamic psychotherapy accredited by BPC/UKCP/ BACP or similar.

Main duties of the job

  • To provide hybrid / remote psychodynamic psychotherapy for staff with complex mental health concerns, including trauma-related issues, suicide risk and chronic stress disorder.
  • To provide the appropriate specialist assessment, treatment, planning, implementation and monitoring of outcomes.
  • To contribute to enabling staff from diverse backgrounds to flourish by working to create a psychologically safe environment.
  • This role will assist the Head of Staff Mental Health in the delivery and development of the Agenda in relation to Staff Mental Health.
  • To maintain and promote the highest standards of clinical record keeping including data entry and recording, report writing and the responsible exercise of professional self-governance.

About us

London Ambulance Service serves one of the worlds most dynamic and diverse cities and is the busiest ambulance service in the UK. We handle over 1.9 million emergency calls from across the capital every year as well as delivering a 24 hour NHS 111 Integrated Urgent Care Service in South East and North East London that we estimate will respond to around 1.4million urgent care calls by the end of the year.

We employ over 9,000 people who work or volunteer, across London to respond to the health needs of over 8 million people who live, work and travel in the capital.

We work closely with our NHS partners and are commissioned by 32 clinical commissioning groups spread across 5 STPs and NHS England for our specialist services.

As the only pan-London NHS provider we have a unique opportunity to play a leading role in integrating access to emergency and urgent care right across London.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For further details of the job description and main responsibilities, please see attached job description.

Person Specification



  • Degree Level of education and training in Adult Psychodynamic Psychotherapy
  • Post-registration training in Trauma Therapy
  • Training in / accreditation as a Stress Management Practitioner
  • Training in / accreditation in Group Work
  • Strong evidence of personal and professional development
  • Registered / accredited as a Psychodynamic Psychotherapist



  • Extensive and demonstrable experience in the field of mental health and mental health services in an Emergency Service Environment especially as it pertains to suicide, PTSD and Chronic Stress Disorder face to face and online experience.
  • At least 6 years post qualification experience as a psychodynamic psychotherapist delivering short/medium/longer-term therapeutic work integrating appropriate theoretical modalities
  • Extensive experience in assessment and treatment, including individual and group Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, time-limited and long-term work with a wide range of clients
  • Sound theoretical knowledge of psychodynamic psychotherapy and experience in offering psychotherapy across cultural and other differences
  • Teaching, training and clinical supervisory experience



  • Sound theoretical knowledge of psychodynamic psychotherapy experience in offering psychotherapy across cultural and other differences
  • To communicate skilfully and sensitively, orally and in writing, complex and sensitive information with clients, managers and colleagues overcoming barriers to communication including sensory, and emotional difficulties, cultural differences and hostility to or rejection of information
  • Knowledge of legislation in relation to the client group and mental health issues, child and adult protection, and equalities
  • Sound theoretical knowledge of psychodynamic psychotherapy



  • Ability to work effectively within a multi-disciplinary team, contributing to effective team functioning and holding team roles
  • Experience in structuring and presenting psychoeducation / mental wellness training to groups from a diverse range of personal and cultural experiences
  • Ability to identify, provide and promote appropriate means of support to staff exposed to highly distressing and severely challenging incidents

Employer details

Employer name

London Ambulance Service NHS Trust


220 Waterloo Road



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