Iapt Psychotherapeutic Counsellor Foundation Trainee

Full Time
Edgware HA8
£29,553 - £36,265 a year
Posted 6 days ago
Job description
We have 2 training roles within the Improving Access to Psychological Therapies Programme (IAPT). One for Barnet IAPT Services and one for Enfield IAPT Services

IAPT Psychotherapeutic Counselling trainees will work in either Barnet and Enfield IAPT Services and complete the IAPT national curriculum for High Intensity Psychotherapeutic Counsellors. They will provide high intensity interventions within the service, delivering an IAPT-approved modality based on the specific training pathway that they undertake within the national curriculum, Person-Centred Experiential - Counselling for Depression (PCE-CfD).

The IAPT Psychotherapeutic Counselling national curriculum will provide a Foundation level, followed by a Postgraduate Diploma (Level 7) training in Psychotherapeutic Counselling, leading to a qualification to practise as a High Intensity Therapist in IAPT services delivering NICE-recommended evidence based psychological therapy for adults with depression. This position is for trainees undertaking the foundation stage of the training. Recruitment for the courses will be aimed at graduates (and those who can demonstrate professional and academic equivalence) with a commitment to the IAPT model.

The trainees will be recruited by Barnet or Enfield IAPT Services. On completion of the foundation training, trainees will be eligible to apply to continue on to the Level 7 Postgraduate Diploma.

Closing date : 7th August 2022

Interview date: 30th August 2022

  • Develop high intensity psychotherapeutic counsellors with the qualities, skills and competences to develop, engage in and sustain strong therapeutic relationships and work effectively with IAPT service users with depression, and their families where appropriate.
  • Develop core psychotherapeutic counselling practitioner competency, including integration of practical competency in PCE-CfD, in line with the needs of service users, families and carers.
  • Ensure clinical practice in accordance with local and national IAPT Service policy, including working to create inclusive and effective services for all.
  • Promote personal and professional development and self-awareness essential to successful psychotherapeutic counselling.
BEHMHT is a multiple award-winning, combined mental health (MH) and community Trust providing local, regional and national healthcare services. We are one of the largest employers in North London with over 3000 staff delivering a range of mental health and community services to a population of over one million. In Enfield, we provide a full range of child and adult community health services, which over the last few years has been integrating with its mental health services to provide better and more holistic care. BEH manages the renowned North London Forensic Services (NLFS) which delivers MH care across some of the prisons and provides MH services as HM Young Offenders Institutions in Aylesbury. We are rated as 'Outstanding' by the CQC. We have also been appointed as the lead provider of forensic mental health services across North London managing the devolved New Models of care budget of £170m from 2018/19

Please see the job description and course information document included in the supporting documents for further information relating to this post and the training provided by the Metanoia Institute.

As a reminder, these posts are recruit to train positions and so all candidates will need to apply via the Metanoia website using the following link:


The closing date for applications is

Please DO NOT apply direct to BEH IAPT Services or via NHS Jobs, only applications made via the Metanoia website will be considered. Metanoia Institute will carry out initial academic short listing of applications and then pass this short list on to us for further consideration, short listing and interviews.

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