Consultant Psychiatrist in Psychotherapy

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The Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust is a specialist mental health trust with a focus on training and education alongside a full range of mental health services and psychological therapies for children and their families, young people and adults.

We are committed to improving mental health and emotional wellbeing, believing that high quality mental health services should be available for all who need them. We bring a distinctive contribution based on the importance we attach to social experience at all stages of people’s lives, and our focus on psychological and developmental approaches to the promotion of health and the prevention and treatment of mental ill health

We contribute to the pool of ideas through our own research and development, but are also committed to bringing together the best ideas of the time, old and new, from inside and out, together with the most gifted and able professionals in our fields of endeavour. We aim to share our ideas and practice through as many routes as possible.

As a Trust we aim constantly to be evolving in nature and form in relation to the environment in which we work, to ensure that our contribution remains relevant.


The Tavistock & Portman has a worldwide reputation for therapeutic approaches in Mental Health and is a leading provider of post-graduate training and academic courses for Mental Health and Social Care professions.

The Portman Clinic is a NHS England commissioned national specialist outpatient clinic offering psychoanalytically orientated assessment, treatment and management for children, adolescents and adults who suffer from problematic sexual behaviours or engage in delinquent, criminal or violent behaviour. Treatment offered is individual, group and couple therapy. The aim of the Portman Clinic is to develop a body of knowledge on criminality, sexual deviancy and violence through its clinical work and to disseminate this expertise through consultancy, teaching and training, research and publication.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and committed Consultant Psychiatrist in Forensic Psychotherapy with excellent clinical, interpersonal, and risk management skills, and enjoys teaching, training and consulting to a wide range of colleagues, teams, and institutions within health, forensic and social care settings. It is essential that the candidate has a CCT in Psychotherapy, or in Psychotherapy and Forensic Psychiatry (dual training), and has some experience in working with risky or forensic patients.

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Applicant requirements

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Jane Delafons, Clinic Manager, Portman Clinic, on 02077948262
Dr Jessica Yakeley, Director, Portman Clinic, on 02077948262

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