Adult Group Psychotherapist

Surrey & Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£52,963 to £59,360 a year Incl 5% Fringe HCAS, pa, pro rata
Closing date
5 Oct 2023
We are looking for applicants who are interested in taking up a Band 8a group psychotherapy post in our friendly and welcoming psychotherapy service in the North West Surrey Psychotherapy Service (Based in Chertsey).

You will have experience in working with people with severe and enduring mental health presentations and in offering assessment as well as individual and group psychotherapy and experience in delivering MBT interventions is highly desirable. You will be involved in providing supervision and support to colleagues.

We offer excellent opportunities for you to develop your skills clinically. There are opportunities to offer Reflective Practice and to actively participate in audit and research.

We positively encourage applications from all areas of the community, regardless of gender, race, faith, disability, age or sexual orientation and we encourage applications from users of mental health services. This is part of our commitment to equality and reflecting the diversity of our population.

Please contact Carol Hunter on 01483 443683 who will kindly direct your call.

We welcome visits to the service and encourage you to meet with the team.

We anticipate the closing date to be 5th October and interviews to be on 19th October at Unither House, Chertsey.

Main duties of the job

To be responsible for the management of the department's Group Psychotherapy waiting list, having an overview of the groups in the service and providing supervision to colleagues for the group psychotherapy practice

Please check the job description and profile document for more information on the requirements for this role.

About us

Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust is the leading provider of health and social care services for people of all ages with mental ill-health and learning disabilities in Surrey and North East Hampshire. We also provide social care services for people with a learning disability in Croydon and ASD and ADHD assessment services in Hampshire.

We actively seek to engage people who use our services and our communities in improving the mental wellbeing of the local population. We work closely with other NHS and voluntary sector organisations who provide services and support people who use services and carers.

Surrey is a beautiful county lying just 30 minutes away from Central London and from the South Coast.

Our historic market towns and bustling districts are enveloped in wonderful countryside, and our excellent road and rail networks bring the rest of the country within easy reach.

For international travel, both Gatwick and Heathrow airports are nearby.

Please note that we reserve the right to close posts as soon as sufficient applications are received.

Working from home contracts do not attract high cost area payments.

We look forward to receiving your application!

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please check the job description and profile document for more information on the requirements for this role.

Person Specification



  • UKCP accreditation as a group psychotherapy practitioner


  • MBT practitioner training through the Anna Freud Centre
  • UKCP or BCP accreditation in psychoanalytic psychotherapy



  • At least 2 years' experience of working in a secondary care mental health setting as a Band 7 or above adult group psychotherapist.


  • Evidence of conducting psychotherapy assessments and treating patients in group and individual psychotherapy

Employer details

Employer name

Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust


Unither House

Curfew Bell Road


KT16 9FG

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