Talking Therapies: Qualified Therapist

Talking Therapies: Qualified Therapist

Ongoing role
At a glance


  • Mentoring / Coaching
  • Social care / Counselling


Birmingham, B1 2HF
Mainly at home
Travel limit? We also have an office in London


Either in or out of office hours Estimate of time needed:
3-7 hours / week or 7-15 hours / week
initially six months and if you would like to continue supporting the charity, we can extend this time.


29 Feb 2024

We aim to bridge the gap between disadvantaged communities and the rest of the city - working to address deprivation in West Birmingham & London by supporting those with, or prevent them from experiencing mental health problems!

What will you be doing?

Provide high & low intensity 121 & group therapy within a stepped care model for adults &/or youth (if experienced in this area) with common mental health problems, including depression & a range of anxiety disorders.

Main tasks of job:

  1. Train to carry out triage tasks if needed.
  2. Carry out triaging where you are not able to see clients and if needed (we currently have a triage practitioner and thus, this is only when needed)
  3. See clients through our Talking Therapies program over 6, 8 or 12 weeks depending on whether the client requires low intensity, medium intensity or high intensity therapy support.
  4. Train on the IAPTUS system in order to manage client caseloads, to enter client data each week. Ensure all data/reporting for clients are entered during sessions or just after completing sessions on the IAPTUS system before your next 121 or group session starts.
  5. Ensure suitable support program for clients to follow and adapt to, offer a range of interventions where needed and support clients throughout their treatment.
  6. Assess, plan and implement a care plan evaluation and manage and treat potential withdrawal, detoxification symptoms including emotional, physical and psychological.
  7. Signpost clients where they are required to see more specialised services, in emergency situations and for safeguarding purposes, signpost to internal and/or external services based on client need.
  8. Develop group therapy presentations and sessions running over 4-6 weeks to support clients who are willing to attend group sessions.
  9. Ensure all clients in group sessions data/reporting is completed after the group session has ended and before your next client or group session starts.
  10. Provide reports when required for monitoring and statistics and report problems/difficulties/complaints to the line manager and person responsible.
  11. Take required safeguarding training and ensure awareness of safeguarding procedures and important contact lists.

What are we looking for?

Have a passion for helping disadvantaged people within the IAPT service. Provide therapy support to clients from NHS, GP, Police Station, Hospital referrals, other referrals & sourced by yourself. Contribute to secondary services like Counselling & others. Manage admin for your clients & ensure trust, privacy & confidentiality for clients & the organisation.  

Licences, Registrations and Qualifications:

  1. BACP or BABCP Registered Therapist or equivalent registration recognized by the NHS service.
  2. Degree or Certification in a Talking Therapy (one or more of the following: CBT, CTFD, BCT, IPT, EMDR, MBCT, Counselling, Counselling for Depression, Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, STPP, Behavioral Activation).
  3. At least 2 years of experience post qualification and post placement.
  4. Demonstrates high standards in oral and written communications.
  5. Must have basic IT skills such as using client databases, email, meeting apps and other relevant digital resources.

What difference will you make?

We provide a unique service that works on mental health prevention, short term interventions and through our secondary services long term interventions. We provide support to clients through helping them gain the tools and knowledge to overcome root issues causing or that may cause mental health problems or crises through our secondary services and through signposting clients to specialist services or advise.

We are a network of third sector organizations working to improve the mental health and wider well-being of local people, especially those who are most in need, through the provision of high quality, responsive and specialist free services and initiatives. By supporting us through volunteering you could help us keep providing a free service and opening the doors for more disadvantaged adults, youth and kids in order to prevent mental health crises and suicide and help empower our disadvantaged communities.

Since COVID we have had allot more cases of high risk clients and through this additional volunteering support you will help our organization continue to supporting both high risk and low risk clients within Birmingham, London or around the UK remotely online and as a result saving lives.

 All volunteers will receive regular clinical supervision and have access to a private 24 employee support helpline including personal counselling. You will work as part of a team and you will also need good administrative, time management and communication skills.

Before you apply

Please provide a CV and cover letter explaining why you would like to support our charity and why you think you are the right Volunteer for this role. 

  • Black, asian and minority ethnic groups
  • Children / families
  • Community safety / victim support / domestic violence
  • Health and well being / research and care
  • Mental health
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