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Croydon Talking Therapies (IAPT) is one of four IAPT services run by South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust (SLaM) and in a recently published NHS report, it was ranked the top performing IAPT service in London.

We are a warm and welcoming team, enthusiastic, innovative, creative and flexible. We strive for excellence in treatment, supported by frequent and high quality supervision. We appreciate the importance of investing in our team and there are regular opportunities for personal development and on-going clinical training, both within the team, and across the four SLaM IAPT services. We value staff -wellbeing and have a dedicated team that leads on well-being initiatives. We welcome and embrace diversity ensuring that equality and inclusivity are frequently discussed and remain high on our agenda.

We have close links with the training courses, and truly understand the needs of our trainees – affording them an optimal training experience, with time to reflect and plan, as well as see clients.

Our interventions include CBT, guided self-help; psycho-educational workshops and groups, together with telephone triage, signposting and employment support. Croydon is a large and diverse London borough. We operate extended hours with therapy venues in GP surgeries across Croydon, at a sub-base in Purley, and at our main team base at the Bethlem Royal Hospital. Trainees will be expected to provide some evening clinics and to be flexible in working across different locations.

Our service model post the pandemic will include a significant amount of homeworking for qualified staff and some homeworking for trainees.

Training contracts will be for one year in the first instance. NHS salary scales and terms and conditions apply.

Please refer to our website for further information

Current vacancies

Assistant Psychologists
We regularly recruit for Assistant Psychologists, please visit for the most up to date job vacancies.

Trainee Psychological Wellbeing Practitioners
The next recruitment phase is expected to be in May 2022 with interviews taking place in July 2022 and the course starting in October 2022. Please apply via the UCL website. Remember to state at the start of your application your preference to train with Croydon Talking Therapies (IAPT).
Trainee High Intensity CBT Therapists
The Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience/KCL and Royal Holloway/CNWL will provide the training whilst students undertake supervised CBT clinical practice in an IAPT service for three days a week. Please visit the KCL website to keep up to date with the next recruitment phase and to find out more about entry requirements.

“Being at Croydon Talking Therapies (IAPT) for the last 3 years, there have been so many different opportunities available for professional growth and it’s been enjoyable working for a service that is always thinking of new and better ways to help our patients.”