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Interpersonal Psychotherapist (IPT) High Intensity Therapist

An exciting opportunity has arisen within our Talking Therapies Team in the Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland (LLR) area for an Interpersonal Psychotherapist (IPT) High Intensity Therapist.

The role will be to provide high intensity IPT interventions recommended by NICE to clients with moderate to severe common Mental Health Disorders. You will hold a full caseload and provide a 70/30 split between clinical and non-clinical time, working with people with different cultural backgrounds and ages, using interpreters when necessary and should be committed to equal opportunities.

At Vita Health Group we pride ourselves on delivering highly successful services but understand that our staff are key in this. Staff are offered regular clinical skills and case management supervision to support therapists to achieve the best results possible for their clients.

Skills and Experience:


  • Qualification from IPT Approved course (IAPT Approved)
  • .IPT accreditation or eligibility for IPT accreditation (eg IPT UK)
  • Experience of working in mental health services
  • Demonstrate experience of working in Talking Therapies services.
  • Willingness to travel, which may include overnight stays on occasion, as and when required


Qualified to deliver any of the following:

  • Supervision
  • CBT
  • EMDR
  • Interpersonal Psychological Therapy, Talking Therapies Couples therapy for depression.
  • Worked in a service where agreed targets in place demonstrating clinical outcomes
  • Knowledge of IAPTUS


Why Vita Health Group?

Vita Health Group celebrates life. Improving lives physically and mentally drives everything we do.

We are physical and mental health specialists with over 30 years of experience.  We work in partnership with the NHS, are engaged by insurers and some of the UK’s largest corporate companies to support their workforce and provide a full range of physiotherapy services to private customers.

To achieve our mission of making people better, we recognise the importance of investing in our staff. In addition to a competitive salary, we also offer the opportunity of a flexible work life balance and a comprehensive benefits package which you can view here:

To progress your skills and enable career development we provide Continued Professional Development opportunities including secondments, management training, a mentoring scheme and regular events and webinars across a range of clinical disciplines.

Vita Health Group is proud to be an equal opportunities employer.  

We are committed to Equality, Diversity & Inclusion best practice and positively encourage applications from candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion/belief, marital status, or pregnancy/maternity.  To support this we have a dedicated team of EDI specialists and run a range of active in-house diversity networks.

We are actively seeking to increase the diversity of our workforce, to ensure we are representative of the communities we serve at all levels. We therefore welcome applications from candidates with a wide range of lived experience.

We are committed to equitably support the wellbeing of all employees as demonstrated by:

  • Our association with the MINDFUL EMPLOYER Charter for Employers who are Positive About Mental Health.
  • Our status as a Disability Confident Employer dedicated to ensuring that all candidates are treated fairly throughout the recruitment process. All disabled candidates that meet the minimum essential criteria will be invited to interview.
  • Our Ethnicity Matters Scheme where all applicants for senior roles (£40,000+) from a minority ethnic group that meet the essential criteria will be invited for interview.
  • Our sign up to the Armed Forces Covenant.
  • Our status as a Menopause Friendly Committed employer.
  • Our sign up to the Employer with Heart Charter.
  • Our commitment to meet the standards outlined in the NHS Equality Delivery System (EDS). Workforce Race Equality Standard (WRES) and Workforce Disability Equality Standard (WDES).
  • The provision of access to health and wellbeing services for colleagues which includes a team of trained Mental Health Advocates and an Employee Assistance Programme.
  • An embedded “speaking up” culture facilitated by Freedom to Speak Up Guardians.

Should you wish to discuss any adjustment or assistance you might need in the application or interview process please contact and we will arrange.

VHG is committed to supporting transgender individuals with dignity and recognises the potential complications that may arise when taking references. We encourage applicants to contact HR at to discuss or amend how we manage reference requests.

Please note, all applicants must be legally entitled to accept and perform work in the UK and all positions are subject to a DBS check. 

Any data which you share with us throughout the hiring process will be stored securely within the UK and is accessible only by staff who require it. Should your application be unsuccessful, your data will be securely destroyed after 6 months. 

Vita Health Group reserves the right to close this job when sufficient applications have been received.




Vita Health Group

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