Posted on: 5 April 2024

Would you like to train as a CBT Therapist with CNWL Talking Therapies? 

Are you an experienced mental health professional or social care worker with a recognised professional qualification working in a mental health setting? Have you considered training in cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and getting paid to do it? 

“I remember when I started I just fit. I just fit because everybody is supportive and this is the culture” 

High Intensity Therapist, CNWL Talking Therapies 

Psychological therapy services across London are recruiting CBT High Intensity Trainees as part of the NHS Talking Therapies programme. These services deliver evidence-based psychological therapies for people with anxiety and depression. 

The training programme consists of:

  • three days working within an NHS Talking Therapies service and
  • two days at university taught by experts in the field.

The Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience/KCL and Royal Holloway/CNWL will provide the training. Each training place involves being employed by a service for the length of the training contract.

How to apply

Applications are invited from qualified Clinical or Counselling Psychological Therapists, Mental Health Nurses, Psychotherapists, Counsellors, Occupational Therapists, Social Workers and Psychological Wellbeing Practitioners to apply for the one-year full-time post graduate diploma courses based at King’s College London and Royal Holloway.

Click here for information on the application process, including how to apply. 

Applications will be open from Monday 15 April at 9am to Sunday 28 April at 11:59pm. 

Applicants will have the opportunity to specify first and second choice of Talking Therapies service in the 'Personal Statement and Supporting Information' section of the application.

For further information on the courses, please visit the website for King's College London and for Royal Holloway.

From 1st April 2022, the ‘2-year psychological professions funding rule’ came into play by HEE. It is based on the principle that once an individual has commenced an NHS-funded psychological professions training programme, a 2-year period will be required to pass from the expected completion date of that training before the funded individual would be eligible for further NHS funding to train in another psychological profession training (where this leads to a change of occupation).

Those without a valid permit to work in the UK are not eligible to apply for this position.

*Please note that PWP’s need to have a minimum of 3 years’ experience, two of which are as a qualified practitioner.