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Psychosexual Psychotherapist

Livewell Southwest CIC
£43,742 to £50,056 a year pro rata
Closing date
4 May 2024

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Mental health, Counsellor / Psychotherapist
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

We are looking for an experienced Psychosexual Psychotherapist to join our friendly multi-modality Psychotherapy Services team. The Psychosexual Psychotherapy Service is well established and seeking an enthusiastic, committed individual to drive its continuing success. You will be provided with regular line management, supervision and access to CPD opportunities. We look forward to hearing from you and are happy to answer any questions you may have about the role

Main duties of the job

To provide a comprehensive Psychosexual Therapy Service, including specialist assessment, treatment and follow up according to needs, using evidence based interventions.

To provide specialist assessments of individuals and couples referred to the psychosexual therapy service based on appropriate use, interpretation and integration of complex data from a variety of sources including referral information, in depth individual interviews, self report and observation and collaboration with other professionals such as mental health colleagues.

Taking into account the range of treatments available, to formulate and implement plans for the specialist treatment of individuals and couples. The formulation to be based on an understanding of complex factors related to the personal development of the individuals, their past experience, sexual health status and the nature of the dynamics that have shaped their relationship. The implementation to take in to account individual needs and circumstances, personal preference, general health, disability, resources and motivation and to be informed by theoretical and therapeutic models, current evidence based practice and the ongoing evaluation of the outcomes of the intervention.

To use a range of psychotherapeutic techniques as required in order to meet the needs of different patients and situations.

About us

Livewell Southwest is an independent, award-winning social enterprise providing integrated health & social care services for people across Plymouth, South Hams & West Devon, as well as some specialist services for people living in parts of Devon & Cornwall. With teams in community hospitals, GP practices, sports centres, health & wellbeing hubs.

As an organisation with a strong social conscience, we always value being kind, respectful, inclusive, ambitious, responsible and collaborative. Transforming services to make them sustainable, ensuring that we value, support & empower each other.

We are committed to involving the people we care for, families & carers in everything that we do, working towards co-production where we can. Helping us to deliver the right care for people, in the right place & at the right time. By putting people at the centre of what we do, we ensure to support people to lead, healthy independent lives & be the very best at helping people to live well.

Valuing our employees making an investment in their development a priority. We offer:

Protected CPD time for registered staff

Various development pathways and ongoing regular training packages for all staff

Leadership & mentoring programmes

Access & funding for training including Care Certificate, Assistant Practitioners Course & Scholarship Into Nurse Training

A Robust Preceptorship

A bespoke induction programme

Existing members of the NHS Pension Scheme can continue their membership when they join the organisation.

Job description

Job responsibilities

***** For full details regarding thisPsychosexual Psychotherapist vacancy, please see the attached job description and personal specification *****

Person Specification



  • Degree/Diploma or higher in relevant subject i.e. Nursing, Counselling, Social Work, etc. or equivalent
  • A qualification in Sex and Relationship Therapy such as diploma (or equivalent) in Sex Therapy
  • Be accredited by COSRT and be registered with UKCP or meet the criteria to be registered as a Sex and Relationship Psychotherapist
  • Training and consultation skills


  • Be accredited by COSRT and be registered with UKCP
  • Supervisory qualification/training



  • Minimum of 2 years as qualified sex therapist, working with people with sexual dysfunction
  • Demonstrable experience as qualified and senior therapist
  • Experience of working with individuals and couples
  • Experience of working with a wide range of client presentations, including LGTBQ+ clients
  • Ability to make use of clinical supervision (evidenced by a counselling supervisors statement)
  • Experience of continuous professional development(consistent with core theoretical model)


  • Experience of working with neurodiverse clients
  • Experience of contributing to service evaluation
  • Experience of using audit and evaluation methods
  • Experience of working with groups
  • Experience as a supervisor
  • Experience of working in an organisation offering individual and couple Counselling/Therapy.
  • Experience of multi-disciplinary working
  • Experience of undertaking professional research



  • Competence in assessment and therapy
  • Awareness of a range of psychotherapeutic and physiological interventions used in treating sexual dysfunction
  • Awareness of child protection issues
  • Awareness of ethical and legal issues, including data protection


  • Completed level 2 child protection training
  • Awareness of National policies regarding relevant mental health and psychotherapeutic provision
  • Awareness of medication and any possible effects on sexual function
  • Knowledge and familiarity with the organisational setting of the NHS and with current policy with respect to this role
  • Knowledge and understanding of role of counsellor/ psychotherapist in a Healthcare setting.



  • Effective communication skills both orally and in writing and liaison skills
  • Good time management and organisational skills
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality appropriate to the setting
  • Competency in working within a recognised theoretical framework
  • Ability to work within a time limit
  • Good IT skills
  • Evident use of reflective practice
  • Competent interpersonal relating
  • Empathy, Warmth, Integrity
  • Able to work autonomously and as a member of a team
  • Ability to work effectively with colleagues from other disciplines and is
  • Is able to offer specific professional expertise in Psychosexual Therapy


  • Flexibility

Employer details

Employer name

Livewell Southwest


Plymouth Community Healthcare C I C

73 Exeter Street



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