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Croydon NHS Talking Therapies (formerly IAPT) is one of four NHS Talking Therapies 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 NHS Talking Therapies 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 central Croydon, 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 www.jobs.nhs.uk for the most up to date job vacancies.

Trainee Psychological Wellbeing Practitioners
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.”

“I started off my IAPT career with Croydon Talking Therapies as an Assistant Psychologist in 2018 and 4 years later am now training as a high intensity therapist with them! This is a service that gives opportunity for progression whilst nurturing and supporting its therapists.”

“Completing my CBT training with Croydon Talking Therapies allowed me to learn new skills within a supportive environment. The rest of the team were friendly and I felt like I could ask for help from anyone. Upon qualifying, the opportunities available within the service helped me to develop as a clinician and progress with my career. This included invaluable supervision from the Centre of Anxiety Disorders and Trauma as well as from senior staff within the team.”

Assistant Psychologist posts are open to international applicants. Apply using NHS jobs as normal and indicate your visa status, and say in the text if you require a working visa. We can sponsor some eligible candidates. You will need to commit to stay with us for 2 years. In that time you will be encouraged to develop and progress your career with us.

People in Hong Kong can apply for a BNO visa, which is a quick and inexpensive way to be eligible to work in the UK – see www.gov.uk/british-national-overseas-bno-visa. Please state on your form if you are eligible for this.

Overseas applicants at the start of their careers may be eligible to apply for Assistant Psychologist. 

Email john.manley@slam.nhs.uk if you are interested in applying.