North of England Association of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapists

North of England Association of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapists

Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust

Post – Adult Psychotherapist or Clinical/Counselling Psychologist

Location – Psychoanalytic Psychotherapies Service, Wessex House Stockton or Darlington base (to be confirmed)

Main area – Specialist Adult Mental Health Services

Grade – 8a

Contract – Permanent

Hours – Part time- 30 hours per week

Job ref: 346-TSA-042-23 on NHS jobs

Salary – £48,526- £54,619 per annum

Closing – Thursday 30th March 2023

Interview date – Fri 21st April 2023

We are one of the largest specialist mental health and learning disabilities trusts in the country, with an annual income of £320m and a workforce of some 6,700 staff operating from around 100 sites in Durham, Teesside, North Yorkshire and York and Selby. We provide a range inpatient and community services to 2m people living in County Durham, the Tees Valley, Scarborough, Whitby, Ryedale, Harrogate, Hambleton and Richmondshire. We also provide additional specialist services to other parts of Northern England.

We deliver our services by working in partnership with eight local authorities and clinical commissioning groups, a wide range of voluntary organisations, as well as service users, their carers and the public. The services are spread over a wide geographical area of around 3,600 square miles, which includes coastal, rural and industrial areas.

We are a multi award-winning trust and are included within the Health Service Journal’s Best 100 Places to Work. The trust take a positive and proactive approach to support staff in their personal development and has embedded the Talent Management approach within the Trust, with the vision of helping people to be as good as they can be, helping TEWV to do things better.

This is an excellent opportunity for a registered mental health professional, who is  qualified and registered or in a formal training psychodynamic/psychoanalytic psychotherapy recognised by the UKCP or BPC or equivalent,  to join an experienced, multi-disciplinary team of Specialist Psychoanalytic  and Psychodynamic Psychotherapists offering a range of individual psychoanalytic, psychodynamic and group analytic psychotherapies, supervision, training and consultancy across the Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust. This team supports the development of psychodynamic psychotherapeutic skills, research and practice as a part of the overall provision of psychological therapies within the Trust. The service is professionally managed and supported within the specialist services of the Adult Mental Health Directorate.  


The service endeavours to maintain high professional standards alongside the need to develop creative, cost efficient applications of psychodynamic and group analytic psychotherapies that are also evidence based and in line with developments in NICE Guidelines.


Interested candidates are strongly encouraged to contact Dr Nicky Ablett-Tate, Consultant Psychologist and Lead for PPS, to find out more about the role or to arrange an informal visit.  

Due to the nature of the role it is essential that applicants are able to travel independently across the locality and have access to a suitable vehicle for business purposes. If necessary, adjustments can be considered in accordance with the Equality Act 2010.

The Trust is committed to providing support and supervision for continuing professional development and we have an excellent track record for developing our psychology workforce. There are also strong links to the local D.Clin.Psy. Programmes as we are key providers of academic and clinical experience components both in terms of teaching and supervision.

Psychologists and adult psychotherapists provide key leadership roles within the Trust. To support this we have developed leadership profiles for each psychology band.  You can find more information about these and the NHS Leadership Academy’s Healthcare Leadership Model and the profiles at the NHS leadership Academy website. We encourage you to look at these resources.

Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust is committed to the protection of staff, service users and visitors to the Trust from second hand smoke and currently operates a no smoking policy which ensures all buildings and grounds are smoke free.

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from individuals who have experience of mental ill health or learning disabilities. Our service users and carers tell us our staff should be consistently concerned with maintaining and improving care with pride, empathy and compassion.

This job advert may close as soon as sufficient suitable applications have been received. If interested please apply for this post as soon as possible.

In order for your application to be successfully processed we will require references from your current and previous employer(s) which must cover a minimum period of three years.  Please ensure that the reference section of your application is completed appropriately giving the address, telephone number and work email address of each of your current and previous line manager(s).  If this section is not fully completed your application may not be processed.

If your application is successful, the information you give on your application form will be used to create and be retained on your electronic staff record and to provide access to core Trust systems.

Please note that if the post you are applying for requires a DBS check, you will be required to also subscribe to the DBS Update Service, if successful, and thereafter renew your subscription each year. The Trust will reimburse the subscription fee.

After applying via NHS Jobs, your submitted application will be imported into our preferred Third party recruitment system. All subsequent information regarding your application will be generated from You will not be able to track the progress of your application or receive messages through the NHS Jobs website, and furthermore, that as an employer, we will not be able to respond to any e-mails sent to us via the NHS Jobs website. By applying for this post you are agreeing to Tees Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust transferring the information contained in this application to its preferred applicant management system. If you are offered a job, information will also be transferred into the national NHS Electronic Staff Records system.

Candidates who are shortlisted for interview will be contacted by e-mail. You should check your SPAM folders as well as your inbox. If you have not been contacted within 4 weeks of the closing date you should assume your application has been unsuccessful.

Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the United Kingdom (UK) are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. Please note that from January 2021, to work in the UK all candidates who are not UK or Republic of Ireland (RoI) nationals require sponsorship unless you have permission to work via another route. Non UK / RoI candidates wishing to apply can self-assess the likelihood of obtaining a Certificate of Sponsorship here Browse: Work in the UK – GOV.UK ( It is vital that you provide full and accurate details of your current immigration status on the application form. Overseas applicants applying for entry clearance into the UK must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided in continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants – GOV.UK (