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Psychological Therapist CBT/CAT/DBT/ MBT

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The Role: What you’ll do

This role is an exciting opportunity for an experienced psychological therapist to join a new service that is part of an innovative approach to mental health care in the Basildon and Brentwood area. The service is attached to the Basildon and Brentwood IAPT service and aims to bridge the gap between IAPT and community care. Working as part of a motivated, cohesive, and well-supported clinical team, you will have a proven record of assessing and treating a wide range of mental health presentations.

We are looking for therapists with additional training in modalities such as cognitive behaviour therapy for psychosis (CBT-P), psychodynamic approaches such as Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy (DIT), Mentalisation Based Therapy (MBT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) and Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT). Experience and training in working with personality disorder and trauma presentations will be essential; EMDR qualifications would be beneficial. Modality-specific clinical supervisors, appropriate for the caseload, will be provided as well regular case management supervision and ongoing training.

Our Clinicians are well resourced with IT and communications equipment. Our service uses the IAPTus patient administration system and operates on a near-paperless basis.

You will need to be able to communicate effectively with colleagues, service users and members of the public, respect individual rights to confidentiality, and complete tasks within given deadlines. You will have relevant qualifications, most likely at post-graduate level, have accreditation with an appropriate professional body and be able to demonstrate relevant knowledge and experience within the area of adult mental health.

Your skills and background:


  • Mental health background with additional psychological therapy training
  • Experience of working with complex mental health presentations which extend beyond the scope of IAPT service provision
  • MDT working
  • Additional training in evidence-based psychological approaches
  • Experience of treating complex mental health presentations in adults
  • Excellent communication skills
  • The ability to travel and work in the Basildon and Brentwood locality.
  • IT skills - Microsoft Office/Patient record systems
  • Awareness of and commitment to supporting and facilitating diversity and inclusion


  • Experience of facilitating group-based interventions
  • Trained in: Mentalisation-based Therapy (MBT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Trained in Structured Clinical Management (SCM)

Investing in you

To achieve our ultimate aim 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, continued professional development and a comprehensive benefits package, which you can view in full on our website.


Why Vita Health Group?

Vita Health Group celebrates life. Improving lives physically and mentally drives everything we do. We work in partnership with the NHS, support the UK’s largest corporate companies to help assist their workforce and provide a full range of physiotherapy services to private customers. We are physical and mental health specialists with over 30 years of experience.

To achieve our ultimate aim 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, support with continued professional development, a comprehensive benefits package and annual leave which you can view in full on our website.

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 reassignment, religion/belief, marital status, or pregnancy/maternity. We are actively seeking to increase the diversity of our workforce, to ensure we are representative of the communities we serve. We therefore welcome applications from candidates with a wide range of lived experience.

We support wellbeing for all employees and are associated with the MINDFUL EMPLOYER Charter for Employers who are Positive About Mental Health and as a Disability Confident Committed Employer we are dedicated to ensuring that all candidates are treated fairly throughout the recruitment process.  We have also made a commitment to meet the standards outlined in the NHS Equality Delivery System (EDS2) and Workforce Race Equality Standard (WRES).

Should you wish to discuss any adjustment that you might need in the application process please contact recruitment@vhg.co.uk and we will arrange.

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. 

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


Vita Health Group


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