We are always seeking more therapists with a special interest in psychosis.

Through clinical placements at the PTP, therapists can benefit from first-hand clinical experience under the guidance of experienced senior analysts willing to share their specialist knowledge in the area of psychosis.

We welcome candidates on psychoanalytic training courses as well as qualified therapists wishing to acquire clinical experience in the area of psychosis.

BMER therapists are especially in demand.

Eligibility criteria

Applicants must have completed a minimum of one year of psychoanalytic training. This guarantees that trainees have been in twice-weekly psychoanalytic therapy for a minimum of 2 years.

Qualified therapists (MA/Msc in Counselling and Psychotherapy, Counselling Psychology or equivalent) may be considered for a placement provided they meet the aforementioned personal therapy requirements (minimum 2 years of twice-weekly psychoanalytic therapy), show a good understanding of psychoanalytic theory and technique and have extensive clinical experience in the area of psychosis.

Placement conditions & requirements

All placements are voluntary unpaid arrangements on a temporary basis. They are not contracts of employment.

All selected therapists must:

  • Commit to the PTP for a minimum of 18 months.
  • Provide proof of professional indemnity insurance
  • Provide a current Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Certificate for working with vulnerable adults. The PTP can assist with the DBS application process.
  • Be in twice-weekly psychoanalytic therapy for the duration of their placement.
  • Attend the PTP’s (free) group supervision sessions at least twice a month.

Therapists are expected to demonstrate utmost professionalism. The level of risk of PTP service users is high and therapists need to be mindful of the vulnerability of their client(s). The clinical work is demanding, it requires a solid commitment to rigour and discipline. Therapists can seek additional support from the clinical lead if they have any concerns about their work or about the wellbeing of their client(s). They must report any incident or serious concern to the clinical lead at once and discuss the matter in supervision.

How to apply

For more information on placement opportunities and requirements, use the contact form or email us.