Vacancies at Breakthrough

Part-time Group & Individual Psychotherapist (0.7)

Trauma Breakthrough (also known as Breakthrough) is a charity supporting adult survivors of childhood abuse and trauma, many of whom have complex mental health needs. We are based in Bath, and will be opening a hub in Salisbury in late 2021. We offer specialist group and individual therapy, wellbeing activities, and an out-of-hours crisis service, as well as training for organisations and individuals caring for survivors. Breakthrough has a strong community ethos, both within the life of the team, but also across all of the charity’s services. We believe that engaging service-users in all aspects of the life of the charity is often an important part of their recovery journey and the building of healthy relationships and self-confidence.

We’re looking for an approachable, friendly, forward-thinking and proactive psychotherapist to join our team, to help deliver existing clinical services, and as the charity grows, to help us develop new projects. The successful candidate will be someone who is passionate and committed to helping survivors of trauma and abuse to overcome adversity, and to make a full recovery. They will have the ability to engage with clients in a way that is authentic, empowering and adapted to their individual needs. They will be willing to challenge limiting or disempowering assumptions, attitudes and practices; not only within the client, but within themselves and the wider social context. They will have the capacity and care needed to connect with clients and stay with them in their distress and mess.

As this is a varied and developing role, there is considerable scope for the successful candidate to bring their own particular interests and expertise to the charity.

Experience of working in the area of trauma, abuse and dissociative disorders is essential to this post, as is experience of facilitating or co-facilitating therapy groups. We are looking for therapists who work in an integrative way, rather than being confined to a single therapeutic approach. We are particularly interested in talking with those who are able to bring experience of expressive and creative therapies to their work.

The post holder will be accredited with the UKCP or BACP or equivalent, and will work within the codes of practice of the relevant body. 


The post-holder will work primarily at the Breakthrough Support Centre in Bath, with the possibility of some work in other locations as new projects are started.


This post is initially offered on a fixed-term 1 year, part-time contract for 28 hours per week. There will be a 3 month probationary period. There may be some scope for these hours to be extended as funding permits.

The contract may also be extended, renewed or made permanent, depending on future funding.


The salary scale is from NJC scale-point 31 to 35 (currently
£34,728 to £38,890 per year pro-rata). Exact salary will depend on training and

Closing Date

Friday 7th May 2021

To apply, please send a cover letter and CV to: