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Therapist - CBT/DBT




Priory Hospital Hayes Grove, Kent, Prestons Road, Hayes, Bromley, BR2 7AS

Priory Group Division


Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time




37.5 hrs p/wk

Job Advert - Division Information

Ready for the recognition and rewards you deserve?

We don’t just talk about putting employees first. We know that Priory wouldn’t exist without their combined energy, expertise and effort.  So we invest heavily in training, provide first-class support, promote collaborative teamwork and give everyone on our team the opportunities and resources to achieve their full potential.


Job Advert Location Description

The Priory Hospital Hayes Grove is an independent 46-bed psychiatric hospital for Working Age Adults (mixed), located in SE London in the quiet village of Hayes, Kent.  We provide care and treatment for patients with a wide range of Mental Health issues both as Inpatients, Daycare and Outpatients.

At Hayes Grove, our private ‘Lower Court’ specialises in treating general psychiatric conditions, and supports patients on our 28-day Inpatient Addiction Treatment Programme (drug, alcohol and other addictions).  We also have a specialist, 20-bed NHS England-funded Eating Disorder Unit. as well as the 9-bedded Keston Unit, a specialist NHS-funded Asperger’s ward.

The Hospital is situated in a leafy setting, with excellent public transport links to central London, Croydon and the surrounding Borough of Bromley areas. Free car parking is available in the immediate vicinity of the hospital.

We welcome informal enquiries by phone or in person if you would like to come and visit before applying for a role.       

Job Advert Role Description

We are seeking a highly motivated and experienced CBT/DBT therapist to join our thriving service.  You will be required to identify and deliver appropriate and relevant treatments and interventions to people with varying mental health needs within a hospital setting.


If you meet the following criteria we invite you to apply:

1. You are an experienced and BABCP accredited CBT Therapist, or a clinical or counselling psychologist with extensive CBT training and experience.

The applicant will have at least one years’ experience of delivering CBT to clients with a variety of mental health needs.  They will have experience of facilitating CBT groups whilst also treating patients on a 1:1 basis.  They should have experience in treating depression, anxiety and PTSD together with experience of providing therapy for people with eating disorders.

2. You have attended either the intensive or foundation DBT training and are willing to work within this framework . Have experience of running DBT groups with borderline patients.

3. You have experience and willingness to work across a variety of age groups and varying presentations.

4. You have an excellent and demonstrable track record in working in a high pressured and demanding environment.


The post holder will ideally be able to provide specialist CBT for PTSD, eating disorders, adolescents and personality disorders. There is expert supervision available in the department provided by BABCP accredited supervisors and you will have access to training outside of the hospital. The therapy department is highly valued by staff within the hospital and feedback from service users is overwhelmingly positive.


The service is part of the wider therapy department which also includes Clinical Psychology, Art Therapy, CAT and Systemic Family Therapy.

CBT therapists with an interest in DBT, there would be funded training opportunities to train in DBT.


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About us

From education to hospitals, care homes and secure facilities, the Priory Group of Companies offers individually tailored, multidisciplinary treatment programmes for those with complex educational needs or requiring acute, long-term and respite mental healthcare.

The integrated strength of each service provides a seamless transition for the individual as they progress between higher and lower dependency care and across services. This unique approach ensures that every individual has the opportunity to achieve the best possible outcomes and quality of life with the Priory Group.

As 85% of our services are publicly funded and delivered in partnership with commissioners, our teams work with commissioning bodies across the country to provide transparent pricing models and evidence-based care programmes.


All roles will be subject to a successful disclosure at an appropriate level from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS), Access NI or Disclosure Scotland. We are an equal opportunities employer.

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