Psychotherapy Group - Placement / Trainee

Trauma Breakthrough
Closing Date: 
Sunday, 30 June, 2024 - 17:00
Contract Type: 
Part Time
South West
Contract Details: 
Unpaid Placement
Details of Role: 

Friday Psychotherapy Group Student Placement

Company Name: Trauma Breakthrough
Position Title: Friday Psychotherapy Group Student Placement
Hours: Friday mornings 9am-1pm within term times. Additional hours may be required to join training and team events but this will be given with fair notice. Minimum 1 year commitment required.
Application Closing Date: Rolling interviews until the right candidate is found
Expected Commencement Date: August 2024
Location: Breakthrough Support Centre, Dominion Rd, Bath, BA2 1DF
Salary: Unpaid position, benefits include peer group supervision (although you will still need access to personal clinical supervision through your training provider), access to training/CPD, shop discounts, staff events

Job Description/Person Specification/Skills Required:
This is an exciting opportunity for a psychotherapy student at postgraduate level (minimum 3 years of training experience) to be involved and gain understanding of a dynamic psychotherapy group delivered to survivors of trauma and abuse. Our Friday group is a slow-open group, so as a student, you will gain the opportunity to work with a diverse range of clients with varying needs. As a placement student working within our team you will play a vital role in supporting the clinical and administrative aspects of our therapy group operations. Your tasks will include:

Assisting group therapists in facilitating specialist psychotherapy groups.

Assisting with clinical notes.

Supporting the administrator to book in visitors.

Supporting the staff team to set up the therapeutic space.

Helping the therapists to deliver and develop interventions based on the needs of the group and individual members.

Participating in debriefing and supervision sessions with the group team.

Summary of Company:
Trauma Breakthrough is a charity in Bath supporting adult survivors of childhood abuse and trauma. We provide specialist group and individual therapy, psychoeducation programs, and wellbeing activities. Our vision is that all survivors of trauma should access appropriate help and support. We're dedicated to transforming survivor services to make them more accessible and effective.

Friday Psychotherapy Group: This weekly therapy group is for individuals experiencing long-term emotional, psychological and social difficulties arising from trauma or abuse. We offer a range of creative and expressive methods that can help participants to explore difficult things from the past enabling them to find creative ways forward.

Application Process:
CV and a cover letter to

Additional Information:
This position is suitable for hardworking, empathetic, resilient, and proactive individuals with an interest in trauma.

Though we welcome applicants with lived experience due to the demands of this position it is not suitable for individuals currently struggling with their mental health needs.

How to Apply: 

Email a CV and cover letter to

Postal Address: 
Dominion Road, Bath, BA2 1DF