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Background information about the training sites for the 2018/19 application cycle are provided below.

Please note that the number of trainees allocated to each site are intended as guidance only and may change at any time without notification.


Barking and Dagenham

Talking Therapies Barking & Dagenham provides psychological treatment for people with mild to moderate anxiety disorders and depression who have a GP in Barking and Dagenham, Havering, Redbridge or Waltham Forest.

Talking Therapies Barking & Dagenham can provide help for people who experience problems including; Depression, Panic, Phobia, Agoraphobia, Social Phobia, Health anxiety, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Post-Traumatic Stress  Disorder, Body Dysmorphic Disorder, Medically Unexplained  Symptoms, Long Term Conditions.

CBT trainees can expect to learn from experienced CBT practitioners, clinical and counselling psychologists, all of whom have either completed their training at the IOP or have BABCP accreditation.

We offer weekly hour long CBT supervision, in house training and actively promote clinicians Continuing Professional Development (CPD). We promote the use of taped sessions to support supervision and clinical development in-line with BABCP guidelines.

We acknowledge the tensions of working in a busy service with the need to meet KPIs. We believe we strike a good balance of meeting the needs of our stakeholders whilst delivering a high standard of CBT in line with NICE guidelines. This includes being flexible with the number of sessions being offered, tailoring session length to support in session tasks and using the latest research and guidance to deliver CBT.


The therapeutic modalities at high intensity include:                  Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), Interpersonal psychotherapy (IPT), Dynamic interpersonal therapy (DIT), Couples therapy for depression and Behavioural Couple therapy.

High Intensity group interventions include:                            Interpersonal Awareness group, OCD group and Childhood Trauma group.

Step two interventions include:  guided self-help, individual and group behavioural activation, a wellbeing workshop, living with chronic pain group and a relaxation course.  


As the service offers out of hours appointments, the post holder will be expected to work one evening per week. 

Bexley (MIND)

Mind in Bexley’s service model is an IAPT-compliant, stepped care model including primary care counselling services, operating from a central hub location at Mind in Bexleyheath Broadway. This offers borough-wide coverage via a single point of access, with outreach to local GP practices, children’s centres and community venues.

The service provides Psychological Therapy services for people experiencing mild to moderate Depression and Anxiety. All adults registered with a Bexley GP are eligible. Exclusion criteria are clients presenting with: a) severe mental health problem more suited to secondary services; or b) at risk of self-harm or harm to others.

The service’s main hub is located in a building fit for purpose in central Bexleyheath, on many bus routes and within walking distance of Bexleyheath railway station, making it an accessible point from anywhere in the borough. The service is open until 8pm on four days, and also on Saturday mornings, enabling people to attend outside normal working hours.

Mind in Bexley (IAPT) services are also delivered from several GP surgeries across the borough. Currently, the Mind in Bexley (IAPT) service is also being delivered from several children’s centres in the borough, ensuring that parents of babies and young children can access services in an environment specifically compatible with their needs.

We will also ensure equity of access by delivering services in non-health settings, where appropriate. For example, Saturday workshops will be held in community centres throughout the borough, extending the geographical reach of the Mind in Bexley service.

The Mind in Bexley team comprises a total of High Intensity therapists Low Intensity therapists and Employment Support. In addition we have Person-Centred, Integrative and Psychodynamic counsellors working in GP surgeries as well as at the main hub.

Continuous Professional Development is provided via regular supervision, internal skills training sessions, statutory training in-house, and external training.In addition to qualified and experienced therapists, Mind in Bexley staff include Health Trainers, Holistic Wellbeing, and Employment Support workers, ensuring comprehensive integrated coverage of patients’ needs beyond psychological services.

Mind in Bexley was commended in the London IAPT Clinical Assurance report for its ability to provide an appropriate training environment for staff learning. We have post-graduate CBT trainees and counsellors on placement, with qualified and experienced staff offering appropriate levels of supervision.


The Brent IAPT service is a ‘third wave’ IAPT site and was set up on 1 December 2010 and is run by CNWL NHS Foundation Trust.  Brent IAPT is a large and well established team which consistently meets CCG targets and has established good relationships with community organizations and the physical health care sector for joint work and service promotion. The team is well integrated with clinicians and the Employment workers (managed by Twining Enterprise) working collaboratively. Alongside high and low intensity CBT interventions, the Brent IAPT service also has a counselling service which provides DIT, IPT and brief counselling. Individual and group based treatments are provided.

The service operates a ‘hub and spoke’ model of delivery with staff being located at the main hub located at Fairfields House in Kingsbury. Services are also delivered at GP surgeries across Brent. The central hub are comfortable buildings with the required IT resources. The Brent IAPT service also works closely with other IAPT services under Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust.

The service receives a high volume of referrals with a broad range of clinical presentations. There are clear and well defined systems for triaging and screening of incoming referrals, allocation of clients to step 2 and step 3, management of waiting lists and stepping up and stepping down clients as appropriate. Regular case management and clinical skills supervision are provided to all staff and there is a good system for peer support.


Talk together Bromley (TtB) is the Bromley IAPT service which is delivered in partnership with Bromley Healthcare (High Intensity) and Mental Health Matters (Low Intensity and Employment Support). TtB provides psychological therapeutic support to adults, registered with a Bromley GP, to cope with and recover from mild to moderate mental health difficulties, including anxiety disorders and depression.

Bromley Healthcare and Mental Health Matters share the aim of increasing access to highly effective evidenced based psychological therapies as part of a national drive to give mental health the same focus as physical health. We offer a range of easily accessible effective therapies, including self-help resources, online support, group treatments, and face-to-face and telephone sessions on a one-to-one basis with trained therapists and/or counsellors. All of our treatment options have been reviewed and recommended by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) as effective for use in the NHS.

Bromley Healthcare and Mental Health Matters pride ourselves on putting our patients first and at the heart of everything we do. All referrals are responded to quickly with an offer of an assessment within five days with one of our qualified practitioners. The team is made up of Psychological Wellbeing Practitioners, Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapists, Clinical Psychologists, Counselling Psychologists and Counsellors. Every clinical member of staff is trained to specialise in certain treatments for specific problems, ensuring the highest quality of support for each patient’s needs. Trainees will receive expert supervision from accredited, experienced supervisors, and will be guaranteed a diverse and stimulating learning experience.

Patients have easy access to the service, either by being referred by their GP or any other healthcare professional, or by self-referring using the Talk together Bromley website or phoning the service on ­­­0300 003 3000. Referrals can be made 24 hours a day, every day of the week. Therapies and support will be available in person, by phone and online, supported by MHM’s Talking Matters 365 mental health support helpline; in-person support will be delivered from a number of locations across Bromley, ensuring convenience for everyone.

Bromley Healthcare is a great place to work. The unique way we deliver services and offer everyone who works here a voice, means that your career with us will be rewarding. Social Enterprises are a fairly new and exciting way to deliver healthcare, offering many of the traditional advantages of the NHS (such as excellent training and development) with the freedom for innovation by being able to reinvest any surpluses we make into the community.

Camden and Islington

Camden and Islington are diverse inner-city Boroughs. The Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust runs two well established IAPT services – iCope Islington Psychological Therapies and Wellbeing Service in Islington and iCope Camden Psychological Therapies Service in Camden. Our IAPT services are strongly integrated with primary care with workers based in almost all GP practices. We also work closely with voluntary sector partners and offer clinical sessions in a range of community venues. We collaborate with public health colleagues in reaching out to the Boroughs’ diverse communities. Our two IAPT services work closely together and have a track record of research and development and service innovation in primary care mental health and psychological interventions, facilitated by our links with University College London. Our services are friendly and supportive with good integration between LI and HI staff working together in geographical teams. We are looking for bright and motivated people who are keen to train in CBT based interventions and practice these in primary care and community locations in Camden or Islington. Following completion of the IAPT course, we support continuing professional and career development.

We want to further increase the diversity of our staff and ability to speak other languages fluently is an advantage (we have a particular need for Turkish, Sylheti and Somali speakers).

Please refer to our website for further information

City and Hackney

Talk Changes is a dynamic and high performing IAPT service. Our recovery rate for 17-18 was 57%, which is higher than the national average of 51%, even though Hackney has high levels of social deprivation. 

The service is led by a Clinical Lead, two Deputy Clinical Leads and a Service Manager who provide clinical, operational and strategic leadership. We have a strong supervision structure within the service from a team of Senior CBT Therapists and supervisors. The service has an emphasis on continuing professional development with a programme of regular clinical skills workshops offered throughout the year. We provide the supervision and CPD required to enable our therapists to gain and maintain BABCP accreditation.

We operate a clear stepped care model and have strong links with the Low Intensity training course at UCL, where some of our staff are also course tutors. The majority of patients are offered Low Intensity interventions as a first line treatment, although some presentations (e.g. PTSD and social anxiety) go straight to High Intensity.

We are part of Homerton University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, which means that we are particularly well placed to integrate IAPT services for people with Long Term Medical Conditions. We also have strong links with other providers of psychological therapy in the borough as part of the City and Hackney Psychological Therapies Alliance.

There is a research culture within the service; we have close links with the Department of Psychology at Royal Holloway and a regular schedule of research projects. We take an active role in the newly established North Central and East London IAPT Research and Service Improvement Network. The service is also currently collaborating with Leeds University in a trial of the use of Outcomes Feedback Technology to improve CBT outcomes.

In addition to CBT the service also offers Behavioural Couples Therapy, Interpersonal Therapy, Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy.

We have recently significantly expanded our Employment Support team as part of a DWP pilot project to increase the number of Employment Advisor’s working within IAPT to a ratio of 1 Employment Advisor to 8 therapists.

We are well resourced with both clinical rooms and office space available at our base, the Louis Freedman Centre for Wellbeing at St Leonard's Hospital. We have 30 rooms for direct clinical work and one group room. In addition to this many of our therapists also provide clinical sessions in GP practices throughout the borough. Staff have ready access to administration space at all times as well as a central staff kitchen with tea and coffee making facilities.


Croydon IAPT Psychological Therapies and Wellbeing Service is a wave 3 site; one of four IAPT services run by South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust (SLaM). We are an enthusiastic, motivated team and feedback from previous trainees has been that Croydon IAPT is a very supportive and friendly service to train in. Interventions include CBT, guided self help; psycho-educational workshops and groups together with telephone triage, signposting and employment support. We have a Long Term Conditions (LTC) project working with people who have heart disease, diabetes and COPD alongside mental health difficulties. We are developing initiatives for hard to reach groups, including older adults, BME communities and offenders. Working closely with the voluntary sector in Croydon we have Mind in Croydon with whom we co-work. The interface with secondary care services is positive and growing stronger.

Croydon is a large and diverse London borough. We operate extended opening hours with therapy venues in Purley, East Croydon and at our team base at the Bethlem Hospital. Trainees will be expected to provide some evening clinics and to be flexible in working across different locations. The service is provided by SLaM and improving access to psychological therapies is a high priority for health care commissioners in Croydon and the IAPT service is likely to keep growing to meet 16.8% of known demand. Training contracts will be for the length of training. NHS salary scales and terms and conditions apply.

Please refer to our website for further information


Ealing IAPT, is a dynamic and innovative service that is passionate about improving access to psychological therapies for the population it serves. 

The borough of Ealing comprises a diverse community.  As a pathfinder site, we have achieved great success making psychological therapies culturally appropriate and accessible to the BME community.  This is reflected in our high access rate for the BME population and recognition in the National IAPT BME Positive Practice Guide.

We are currently involved in numerous exciting initiatives to engage hard to reach groups, such as people with long term health conditions and perinatal difficulties.  This involves group therapy, outreach work, community engagement and creative workshops embedded in the community, destigmatising  mental health.  We provide a range of evidence based interventions including Eye-movement desensitization reprocessing (EMDR), Behavioural Couples Therapy (BCT), Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy (DIT), Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT), Counselling for Depression (CfD) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). 

Supervision is an essential part of our success and high recovery rates.  We have a number of different systems in place to develop your clinical skills. As well as weekly, individual supervision sessions we have a duty system available at all times to discuss any urgent issues. In addition there are daily assessment 'debrief' sessions to ensure that any new assessments are discussed immediately and decisions are made quickly to help move our service users along the most appropriate care pathway. Reflective practice is also available to the team to optimise staff well-being. The strong support combined with supervision from highly experienced supervisors makes Ealing IAPT the ideal place to undertake your role as a Trainee High Intensity therapist.

Ealing IAPT is dedicated to staff well-being and uses a collaborative approach to develop the service and support the team.  We are known as a diverse, friendly team that listens to one and another and endeavors to progress people in terms of their continued professional development.  The team is made up of individuals from various professional backgrounds, including Counsellors, Mental Health Nurses, Clinical- and Counselling Psychologists and a Mental Health Advocate.  We work closely with GPs and secondary care services, giving you experience in liaising with professionals from a variety of settings.

The Trust welcomes applications from all sections of the community who fulfil the criteria for the post. We are keen to ensure that our workforce reflects the community it serves, particularly in terms of age and different spoken languages.

Enfield and Haringey

Enfield:                                                                                                  Enfield and Haringey IAPT (  is a lively, forward-thinking service delivering evidenced based psychological therapies across a large part of multi-cultural North London.  The Enfield service is provided by Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health Trust, and the Haringey Service by Whittington Health NHS Trust. We have several high intensity trainee posts to offer and we are seeking highly committed, enthusiastic and forward thinking people to join our thriving services.

We would like to encourage applications from suitable candidates who can speak fluently in a second language to English, particularly Turkish/Kurdish, Farsi, Polish, Albanian, Arabic, Spanish, Portuguese or Russian.

We have been running IAPT services since the wave 1 roll out in 2008, and now provide a highly successful integrated step 2 and step 3 IAPT service across both boroughs. We currently employ over 100 staff, delivering treatments to over 10,000 people a year.


Haringey:                                                                                               Enfield and Haringey IAPT (  is a lively, forward-thinking service delivering evidenced based psychological therapies across a large part of multi-cultural North London.  The Enfield service is provided by Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health Trust, and the Haringey Service by Whittington Health NHS Trust. We have several high intensity trainee posts to offer and we are seeking highly committed, enthusiastic and forward thinking people to join our thriving services.

We would like to encourage applications from suitable candidates who can speak fluently in a second language to English, particularly Turkish/Kurdish, Farsi, Polish, Albanian, Arabic, Spanish, Portuguese or Russian.

We have been running IAPT services since the wave 1 roll out in 2008, and now provide a highly successful integrated step 2 and step 3 IAPT service across both boroughs. We currently employ over 100 staff, delivering treatments to over 10,000 people a year.


Greenwich Time To Talk is an integrated Step 2 and 3 NHS service, with a purpose built team base on Eltham High Street. We have provided the IAPT service for the population of Greenwich, in South East London since 2009 and are a well-resourced, well-established and respected service. 

We see clients in GP practices and community venues across the borough including Greenwich, Eltham, Charlton, Woolwich, Plumstead and part of Thamesmead. We have 24 Step 3 CBT clinicians (Clinical psychologists, Counselling Psychologists and CBT Psychotherapists) 3.8 Counsellors and 10 PWPs. 

Within this team we have a Clinical Lead (a Consultant Clinical Psychologist), a deputy Clinical lead and 4 Senior CBT Psychotherapists who are all BABCP Accredited and the majority of the CBT psychotherapists are BABCP accredited. We deliver the NICE recommended treatments and do not have arbitrary cut-offs for numbers of treatment sessions, we highly value supervision and in vivo behavioural experiments.

We work with clients who are aged 16 and over with a dedicated Clinical psychology team for the 16 and 17 year olds.

Greenwich is a diverse borough and applicants who speak another language in addition to English will be particularly welcome to apply, however this will not be a shortlist criteria. 

The trainee feedback for the Greenwich service is always excellent and we have a good track record with trainees successfully completing their courses.

The employer is Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust



Hammersmith and Fulham

Back on Track (Hammersmith & Fulham IAPT) is a very well established and high performing service based in a thriving and diverse part of West London. Our newly refurbished team base is minutes from Hammersmith tube station and bus station, making us accessible to staff and service users. The service is partnered with a local counselling organisation (West London Centre for Counselling) and with Mental Health Matters who provide embedded Employment Advisors. 

Provision of supervision is an essential part of our success and we have a number of different systems in place. As well as weekly, individual supervision sessions we have a duty system available at all times to discuss any urgent issues. In addition there are daily assessment 'debrief' sessions to ensure that any new assessments are discussed immediately and decisions are made quickly to help move our service users along the most appropriate care pathway. We strongly believe that these systems make our service an ideal place for trainee High Intensity therapists to develop their skills with substantial support around them. 

We believe that the wellbeing of our staff is paramount. As a trainee you will be invited to join the service wellbeing activities, including mindfulness sessions for staff, weekly reflective practice, reduced-fee yoga sessions on site as well as social events for the whole team.

In this service we are passionate about increasing access to psychological therapies for the local population. To ensure the service is accessible to those that can’t make daytime appointments, we operate evening clinics four days a week. The post-holders will therefore be required to work one evening per week (12-8pm) with the option to also work one early shift per week (8am – 4pm).

We are committed to engaging hard to reach groups, which involves outreach, innovative community engagement projects and bespoke approaches to treatment that meet the specific needs of local communities. We have also expanded the range of evidence-based treatment modalities available for our service users to include EMDR, mindfulness based cognitive therapy (MBCT), Behavioural Couples Therapy (BCT), Dynamic Interperson Therapy (DIT), Interpersonal Therapy (IPT) and Cognitive Analytical Therapy (CAT).

The Trust welcomes applications from all sections of the community who fulfil the criteria for the post. We are keen to ensure that our workforce reflects the community it serves, particularly in terms of ethnicity, gender, disability and experience of mental illness.


Harrow IAPT service is provided by Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust (CNWL) in partnership with Harrow in Mind for the Step 2 service. It also provides specialist employment services by our partner organisation Twining Enterprise.  

With a population of over  242,000 living in an area of just under twenty square miles,   Harrow is one of the most ethnically diverse population nationally  with established Gujarati and Irish communities and  more recently Asian, African, Eastern European communities. 

There is a predicted increase in Harrow's population growth over the next 10-15 years, particularly amongst the 0-15 age group and the over 65s, but with a reduction in growth seen for those in the 15-44 age groups. 

Improving health and well being for the residents of Harrow is important to manage the diverse health care needs of the population including long term conditions. We  work collaboratively with other health care professionals in the community  so as to provide an efficient  and timely service. 

We would welcome applications from candidates who have diverse language skills.


Havering Talking Therapies (IAPT) provides Step 2 and 3interventions for adult clients presenting with Axis I mild to moderate Depression and Anxiety Disorders within the stepped care model.

The Havering Talking Therapies service treats clients within Clusters 1-3, presenting with mild and moderate to severe Depression, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Panic Disorder (with or without Agoraphobia), Specific Phobias (i.e.  spiders, blood, needles, etc.), Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Health Anxiety, Social Anxiety, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (The IAPT remit is simple trauma, which is defined by DSM-V as one incident of trauma, without multiple exposures), Stress, Loss, Grief, Relationship Difficulties, Separation and Long-Term Health Conditions

At Havering Talking Therapies the Step 2 team offers low-intensity CBT interventions and workshops, which include face-to-face contact and telephone support.  The Step 3 team offers the following high-intensity interventions; Individual Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Group CBT (Long Term Health Conditions, OCD and Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)), Behavioural Couples Therapy, Couples Counselling for Depression, Counselling for Depression (CfD), Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT), Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy (DIT) and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR).

Havering Talking Therapies operates 5 days a week (Monday-Friday) and offers extended hours from 8 am to 8pm (Monday- Thursday) and the post holder will be expected to work until 8pm on one evening per week.  The main base for Havering Talking Therapies is at the Petersfield Centre, Petersfield Avenue, Harold Hill, RM3 9PB. The service is also co-located in several GP surgeries, health centres and other community venues.


CNWL Talking Therapies Service Hillingdon is an exciting, innovative and supportive service, recently awarded as one of two London sites, by NHS England, to be a Wave 1 Early Implementer for Long Term Conditions and also part of a winning bid across North West London to develop specialist Perinatal IAPT services.  Hillingdon Talking Therapies is part of Central and North West London (CNWL) NHS Foundation Trust.  The core service will deliver access of 16.8% this year, including new referral pathways from the LTC pilot bringing in a range of exciting clinical opportunities for qualified and training staff. 

We hope to recruit motivated and talented trainees to the CBT training and our site, to join a supportive, friendly and cohesive service with a focus on clinical development across all staff groups.  Supervision is provided by experienced CBT practitioners with BABCP accreditation.

The core service in Hillingdon is an integrated step 2 and 3 IAPT service providing groups, guided self-help, online CBT and a varied community outreach programme.  Step 3 interventions include CBT, EMDR, Counselling, IPT, DIT and Couples Therapy.   We have strong links with CNWL Community nursing services, the North West London Maternity network, Public Health Hillingdon and Children's Centres and the voluntary sector.  Employment support is delivered in partnership with Twinings.

Staff and trainees are expected to contribute to some extended hours working up to 8pm and Saturday mornings, providing out of hours assessments and groups.  Trainees will have interesting opportunities to work with a range of clients and across interesting service developments, as well as building strong clinical skills. 

Hillingdon, in West London, has a diverse population of 260,000. Uxbridge has good transport links with central London, and is easily accessible by road, bus and tube/rail.  Our trainees are based at our main hub in Uxbridge which is a 10 minute walk from Uxbridge underground station . 


The Hounslow service is one of three IAPT services provided by West London Mental Health Trust. We are focused on delivering high quality, client-centred care. We deliver the service in partnership with the Anchor Counselling service and Twining Enterprise. Our main base is located in Isleworth and we run clinics and groups across the borough from Chiswick to Hounslow Central to Feltham. Our service has expanded each year since its inception in 2011 and is now fully commissioned to meet IAPT national performance targets. We have 12 wte Band 7 Qualified CBT therapists who offer CBT as a main modality, several of whom have also trained in another modality such as EMDR, IPT or Behavioural Couples Therapy.   

Hounslow is a diverse borough with a large Asian community (34.4%) and over 120 community languages, with Urdu, Punjabi and Polish being the most commonly spoken first languages after English. The majority of our referrals come from GPs, but we also have referral pathways and close links with the local perinatal mental health service, secondary care mental health services and long-term conditions services.  

We are committed to development of our staff via weekly clinical supervision provided by BABCP accredited supervisors, monthly peer supervision groups, and a high quality CPD programme. Our in-house CPD programme in 2015/16 included training on Compassion Focused Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and on working with Body Dysmorphic Disorder. We have a well-established group programme and all our qualified staff facilitate one or two groups at any one time. We have monthly group supervision to support our staff to do this well.

Our staff enjoy working here and comment that this is a supportive and welcoming team.  

For further information about our service, please see our website: .

Kensington and Chelsea

Take Time to Talk, The Central and North West London Foundation NHS Trust (CNWL) IAPT service in Kensington & Chelsea offers a unique range of integrated psychological therapies for adults registered with a local GP who are experiencing common mental health problems.  We are located in a vibrant, appealing, and interesting London borough, and we are committed to appointing the best possible staff members to take part in our community mission.

Using a stepped care approach, Take Time to Talk provides patients with the least intensive intervention at the right time for their needs. In partnership with Depression Alliance we provide facilitated member-led support and activity groups. At step 2 we provide outreach workshops, Online CBT and guided self-help interventions.  We offer Step 3 Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Counselling, EMDR, DIT, IPT, Couples Therapy, a Carer’s Counselling service, Mother Tongue Counselling in Farsi and Arabic, and we have a dedicated Long Term Health Conditions team supervised by a Clinical Health Psychologist. The service also includes a team of Primary Care Liaison Nurses and a Consultant Psychiatrist, offering intermediate care to patients who require medication reviews and stabilization of mood, and a Step 4 Clinical Psychology team offering specialist psychology assessment and treatment. We work from two designated Hubs, in Chelsea, SW10, and in Ladbroke Grove, W10.

Our High Intensity CBT therapists receive case management from their line manager and clinical supervision with an experienced, BABCP-accredited supervisor. Our Psychological Wellbeing Practitioners offer Low Intensity CBT interventions, and receive case management from the Senior PWP and clinical skills training from a BABCP-accredited CBT therapist. All members of the team are welcome to attend monthly journal club, and are supported as appropriate to engage in continuous professional development.


Kingston iCope Psychological Therapies Service is Camden & Islington NHS Foundation Trust’s third IAPT service, based in the Royal Borough of Kingston. 

Kingston iCope is a friendly, supportive and well integrated service with LI and HI staff working closely together in one large building – Hollyfield House in Surbiton – which is shared by other health and social care professionals. Surbiton station is on a direct line to Waterloo (Zones 1-6). 

The service works closely with GPs, the voluntary sector, Public Health (reaching out to our large population of Koreans, Tamils, etc), and our substance misuse colleagues a short walk away at Surbiton Health Centre.  We value diversity in our staff and their ability to speak other languages fluently. 

Camden & Islington has a track record of research and development, service innovation in primary care mental health and psychological interventions, facilitated by its links with University College London.  Kingston IAPT staff are able to join CPD events and to liaise with staff in the other two IAPT services.   We support continuing professional and career development and offer high quality supervision by accredited HI therapists.

We are looking for bright, motivated trainees who are keen to train in CBT based interventions and integrate themselves in our service for a year.

Please refer to our website for further information:



Lambeth is a very diverse borough with over a third, 35%, of the population being from ethnic minorities. It is the 9th most deprived borough in London.


South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust provide the Lambeth Talking Therapies (IAPT) service. The service particularly works with BME communities.

Why join us?

Lambeth Talking Therapies is driven by clinical excellence. We are led by a team with the highest expertise in psychological service development and psychological therapy. We are committed to staff development and have excellent opportunities to develop this through CPD opportunities across SLAM and the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience. The Centre for Anxiety Disorders and Trauma is part of the service and bring nationally and internationally recognised expertise in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy. High Intensity trainees usually have a 6 month placement at CADAT as part of their training year. We are an outstanding service, recognised as one of the best in London.

We aim to listen to our staff and they are integral in how the service develops. We are renowned as a great team to work for. Staff work in a variety of settings; in GP surgeries, and team bases. Our main team base is near Brixton tube (Victoria line), we have two smaller bases in Palace Road, Streatham and in Stockwell. 

Other requirements:

We would particularly welcome candidates who are fluent in Spanish or Portuguese (for our Latin American clients), or who represent our black and ethnic minority population.

Working hours

We require all staff to work a regular evening a week in a shifted day (12-8pm), to facilitate access, or to occasionally work Saturday mornings - one Saturday morning in 5 (or more if convenient) in order to co-facilitate a Saturday morning workshop in the community. The postholder must be available to do either, depending on the service need. The contract is a fixed term one year training contract. Most of our trainees go onto permanent positions in our service.

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Lewisham IAPT is a busy and thriving service that offers a broad range of NICE recommended treatments for common mental health problems across the diverse borough of Lewisham. We have a cohesive and dedicated clinical team of psychological wellbeing practitioners, CBT therapists, counsellors, psychologists and employment workers.  We are based across four main sites and embedded within GP practices throughout the borough. As part of the South London & Maudsley NHS trust we have strong links with the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience and the Centre for Anxiety Disorders and Trauma (CADAT).  We have a long tradition of offering training placements within our service.  Our High Intensity CBT trainees spend six months ‘on site’ in Lewisham and six months at CADAT.  Supervision is provided by very experienced accredited CBT therapists.

We are looking to recruit enthusiastic, committed and skilled High Intensity CBT trainees to join our service.  We are seeking trainees who have an understanding and an interest in the IAPT service model of delivering psychological therapies and also a passion for developing competence in delivering cognitive behaviour therapy.  




Thinkaction is a provider with significant experience of delivering high quality, successful IAPT services throughout the South East of England. As the mental health arm of the national charity, Addaction, we have significant experience of supporting individuals from a range of backgrounds across the country.

 The Thinkaction services are driven to increase access to primary care psychological therapies to people across the communities in which we work. Within the Merton borough, we are able to accept referrals from anyone over the age of 18 and registered to a GP within the CCG, who is experiencing symptoms of mild to moderately severe anxiety or depression. Within the service, we offer a range of therapy models, including:

  • Step 2 interventions that are face to face, over the telephone and in a group setting. We also offer online therapy via Silvercloud;
  • Step 3 interventions that are face to face as well as in group setting including CBT, Counselling, Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy, Interpersonal Therapy and EMDR.

Within Thinkaction, practitioners receive regular clinical supervision and reflective space, as well as line management; attend team meeting and are supported by a clear Operational and Clinical Governance frameworks. Within Addaction, there is a strong ethos of supporting staff to develop and to grow within their roles and within the organisation. We have a comprehensive internal training programme that is accessible to all staff, and is complemented by Individual Personal Development Plans which are reviewed regularly.

In order to support increased access, we do offer appointments out of hours and so some evening and/or Saturday working may be required.

The Thinkaction services have high recovery rates, regularly meeting or exceeding the national targets.  Practitioners are supported with clear procedures around triage, assessment and treatment allocation. The team is highly experienced, as well as welcoming and supportive.


Newham Talking Therapies is an exceptional talking therapies service with excellent development opportunities.   We are committed to the progression of our team and constantly strive to ensure a positive working environment for all our team members.  The service offers a comprehensive package of tailored programs for clients through a stepped care treatment model.  Low intensity and high intensity cognitive behavioral therapy packages are delivered through individual or group formats and in addition to CBT, there is an extensive range of other therapies offered at step 3 including, EMDR, Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy (DIT), Behavioral couples therapy, Interpersonal Therapy (IPT) and Systemic therapy. 

Working as part of Newham Talking Therapies offers numerous opportunities for learning and development through strong team support and clinical supervision.  The service offers a fantastic workshop program, therefore offering the chance to develop group skills and work alongside colleagues to deliver innovative treatment programs.  The service treats all common mental health problems and there is particular expertise in PTSD within the team as well as a very comprehensive range of interventions for long-term health conditions.    Due to the very diverse populations in Newham, there is a unique opportunity to work with clients from a wide variety of cultural backgrounds. 

Being part of Newham Talking Therapies will offer a range of experiences and allow trainee therapists to be part of an innovative, evolving service as well as offering a solid, supportive foundation to build clinical skills.  We are a very enthusiastic team with a lot of experience in offering trainee placements and can ensure a very supportive, positive learning environment.  


Redbridge IAPT is an expanding IAPT service that is seeking two High Intensity Trainees to join our team.  The service provides psychological treatment for people with mild to moderate anxiety and depression who have a GP in Redbridge. 

The therapies Redbridge IAPT can provide include:

Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), Interpersonal psychotherapy (IPT), Dynamic interpersonal therapy (DIT), Couples therapy for depression, Behavioural Couple therapy, Guided self-help, Behavioural Activation and Books on Prescription.

HI trainees will be based in Goodmayes Hospital , Ilford.

As the service offers out of hours appointments, the post holder will be expected to work some early mornings and late evenings during the working week.


The Richmond Wellbeing Service (East London NHS Trust) is seeking two HI Band 6 IAPT trainees to join their High Intensity IAPT team. The post holders will provide assessments (when ready) and high intensity cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) to individuals. The post holders will work with clients who have a range of complex anxiety disorders and depression related problems for which CBT is demonstrated to be clinically effective.

The post holders will work with people from different cultural backgrounds and ages, using interpreters when necessary and work in various community settings (including GP surgeries and other community settings). The post holders will be expected to work Monday 12.00 – 8.00, Tuesday and Wednesday 9.00 – 5.00.


Richmond Wellbeing Service is an NHS primary care talking therapy (IAPT) and specialist psychiatry liaison service. The post holders will be based in the Borough of Richmond, and may work from the main base and from other locations within the Borough. We are a friendly, supportive team and highly committed to Clinical excellence.


The IAPT service for Southwark, Talking Therapies Southwark, is provided by partnership led by the South London and Maudsley NHS Trust.  There are two locality-based teams, each covering one half of this diverse and lively borough.  The north team is based in the London Bridge area, and the south team in the Maudsley Hospital in Camberwell. Therapy sessions take place at the team bases as well as in GP surgeries across Southwark.  We aim to provide a patient-centred, inclusive, responsive, and high quality service for Southwark patients seeking talking therapies for common mental health difficulties.  We would like to offer training placements to enthusiastic and committed trainees who are passionate about developing their skills in CBT in order to help improve the lives of others. We value the contribution of trainees to the service and our close relationship with the high intensity CBT course at the Institute of Psychiatry.


South West London & St. George’s Mental Health NHS Trust (SWLSTG) provides mental health services at primary, secondary and tertiary levels to the residents of Sutton, Merton, Kingston, Richmond and Wandsworth.

Sutton Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) service forms part of Sutton Uplift. Sutton Uplift is a primary mental health service, which incorporates a Wellbeing Service, the Sutton IAPT service, an Assessment Team and a Primary Care Recovery and Support Team. The Sutton IAPT service delivers a range of evidence-based psychological interventions (e.g., CBT, IPT, DIT) to people with common mental health problems (i.e., depression, anxiety disorders and eating disorders) within a stepped-care model. We are a busy and experienced team who see people aged 18 and over for psychological assessment and treatment.

Sutton IAPT is professionally managed by a Consultant Clinical Psychologist and operationally managed by a Service Manager. The clinical team includes qualified Clinical and Counselling Psychologists, IAPT High Intensity CBT Practitioners, Psychological Wellbeing Practitioners, and Graduate Mental Health Workers who provide evidence-based psychological interventions in line with NICE guidance. Sutton IAPT is a well-established service with a proven track record in supporting our trainees to succeed. In order to improve access, the service offers out of hours appointments and the post holder will be expected to work at least one late evenings during the working week.

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Tower Hamlets

Compass Wellbeing is a social enterprise based in East London. Formerly the Tower Hamlets Primary Care Psychology and Counselling Service, we have provided psychological therapy services to general practice and the local community for over 30 years.  The provision of our clinical service is rooted in a partnership ethos which emphasises the importance of communication and collaboration between the referrer, the service the patient and the community.  A continued close working relationship with all of the above is key for our organisation. Our approach is to build on the resilience and strengths of local people through the sharing and creative application of psychological knowledge and expertise.

Our team consists of clinical psychologists and counsellors, counselling psychologists, CBT therapists and PWPs as well as dedicated admin and finance staff. Across the service we offer treatment in a variety of languages. We deliver NICE compliant therapies including CBT, DIT, IPT, Systemic Couples Therapy and Counselling using evidence based pathways, providing an integrated stepped care approach offering steps 2, 3 and 4 services to primary care Tower Hamlets is a diverse, vibrant exciting place to work with one of the highest deprivation levels in the country. Commitment to creative ways of working with hard to reach groups and a curiosity about the presentation and treatment of mental health problems in culturally diverse populations is essential for anyone who works with us.

Trainees will have the opportunity to develop and hone their skills, through working with a team of highly experienced clinicians while attending training.

We particularly welcome applications from local residents and Sylheti speakers.

Waltham Forest

Waltham Forest IAPT is an expanding service which is based in the borough of Waltham Forest and is part of North East London Foundation Trust. Our IAPT service provides a service at both high and low interventions to a highly culturally diverse population. The service operates from its base in Leytonstone, community centers and GP surgeries. We provide a range of NICE recommended therapies at both high and low interventions for those suffering from mild to moderate depression and anxiety disorders. We provide both individual and group format based therapeutic interventions. The service offers CBT, DIT, IPT and BCT.

Both high and low intensity therapists are encouraged to develop a specialist area of interest in relation to the work they undertake. Therapists have access to weekly clinical supervision and case management.

The service currently operates Monday to Thursday from 8.00 am to 8.00 pm and Fridays 8.00 am to 5.00 pm with the intention to expand our working hours to include weekend working to improve access to the service.


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The CNWL Talking Therapies Westminster service is delivered by Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust (CNWL), with specialist employment and vocational advice services provided by our partner organisation Jobs in Mind.

Westminster is an area of contrasting affluence and deprivation and the extent of health inequalities that we need to address is among the widest in the country. Westminster has approximately 230,000 residents. More than a million people come to work in or visit the borough every day. This diversity and transience brings with it hugely diverse health needs.

More than half of our population was born outside the UK, with more than 150 languages spoken in our schools alone. There are a significant number of refugees and asylum seekers in Westminster and a large number of people have also migrated from the new European Union member states.

Westminster has a large Arabic-speaking population, and applications from Arabic-speaking candidates would be particularly welcome.

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