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Psychosexual Therapist

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year pro rata
Closing date
16 Jun 2024

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Mental health
Band 7
Contract Type
Part Time
We have an exciting opportunity to join the team in Unity Sexual Health as a part time (9 hours per week) Band 7 Psychosexual Therapist based in Central Bristol. Applications will be accepted for all or part of those hours.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and experienced COSRT accredited therapist or holder of a Diploma from the Institute of Psychosexual Medicine (IPM).

We are a vibrant multidisciplinary team. We work with couples as well as individuals and are always keen to develop services for our clients in accordance with the evidence base and best practice. We are looking for someone who is keen to be involved in teaching and service development. This will include clinical supervision and support with ongoing caseload management.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will provide a psychosexual therapy service to patients referred for psychosexual therapy in our Bristol Clinic. They will work as an autonomous practitioner based within the integrated sexual health service and be professionally responsible for their own work but happy to liaise with sexual health staff and students throughout the department.

About us

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW) is one of the largest acute Trusts in the country, bringing together a combined workforce of over 13,000 staff and over 100 different clinical services across 10 different sites, serving a core population of more than 500,000 people across South West England. UHBW has been rated by the CQC as 'Good' overall and our staff are proud to deliver excellent care to the people of Bristol, Weston and beyond. As a forward-thinking multi-award winning Trust and a digital exemplar committed to improving patient care, our world-leading research and innovations are having a positive local and global impact. Our hospitals are spread across Bristol and Weston, join us and you can enjoy the very best of both worlds city living within a stone's throw of the countryside or beside the seaside, both with easy access to all that the South West has to offer. UHBW is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. As an equal opportunities employer actively working towards a diverse workforce we aim to recruit and retain a workforce which represents the rich diversity of the local population at all levels and are committed to designing our services around the needs of individual patients and those around them. Anonymous information will be used from your application in order to ensure we're meeting our pledge.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For a more detailed job description and main responsibilities, please refer to the job description document attached to this vacancy.

Person Specification

Knowledge and Experience


  • Has experience of managing a psychosexual caseload
  • Demonstrates knowledge and experience in delivering skilled psychosexual treatment to individuals and couples
  • Has knowledge and experience in assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating treatment/therapy programs


  • Demonstrates ability to work autonomously at a senior level of competence evidenced through previous employment



  • Ability to organise own workload and prioritises to meet deadlines
  • Shows an empathic, non-judgmental approach to client group
  • Self motivated, enthusiastic and demonstrates an awareness of own values and limitations and can reflect on own practice
  • Committed to personal development

Skills and Abilities


  • Demonstrates good verbal and written communication skills
  • Demonstrates commitments to evaluating practice and improving the quality of clinical interventions


  • Demonstrates basic knowledge of mental health issues to identify cases that may be inappropriate for psychosexual therapy
  • Demonstrates knowledge of multidisciplinary team working and recognises its value

Qualifications and Training


  • EITHER Post Graduate Diploma in Psychosexual Therapy
  • OR Hold an accreditation/registration with a recognised psychosexual and/or psychotherapy organisations e.g. BASRT / IPM

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW)


Central Health Clinic, Tower Hill Health Centre

Passage Street



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