Trauma and Attachment Therapist

Job Title: Trauma and Attachment Therapist
Contract Type: Full-time
Location: Sheffield
Salary: Salary: £35,000 - £40,000 depending on qualifications and experience
Job Published: June 23, 2021 10:38

Job Description

Title: Trauma and Attachment Therapist

Working Hours - Full time (35 hours per week) or Part Time 

Salary: £35,000 - £40,000 depending on qualifications and experience 

Location: Sheffield (May need to drive to Brighouse, York or Lincolnshire/ Leicestershire/ South Derbyshire

Employer: Chrysalis Associates Ltd


Chrysalis Associates are an independent multi-disciplinary therapeutic team who are a regional centre of excellence in the assessment and treatment of developmental trauma and attachment difficulties in children. We are currently looking for an experienced Trauma and Attachment therapist from one of a range of professional backgrounds (Clinical or Counselling Psychologist, Psychotherapist, Family Therapist, Occupational Therapist, Art or Drama therapist or Social Worker) to join our creative and dynamic team in Sheffield.

This role involves providing weekly therapy and therapeutic parenting sessions with children and their parents/carers using the models of Theraplay, DDP and EMDR both face to face and via video conferencing. It also involves carrying out detailed assessments of children’s complex therapeutic needs, alongside monitoring the progress they have made in therapy.

We recognise that people from Black, Asian and other racial/ethnic groups that may be a minority within the UK are under-represented in our field, and would like to strongly invite individuals from these communities to apply for this post. This post would be supervised either by a cisgender female clinical psychologist who identifies as mixed race, British Nigerian, by a cisgender female clinical psychologist/family therapist/occupational therapist who identifies as White British or by a cisgender male Art Therapist who identifies as White British.

We are looking for experienced therapists with:

  • • A good understanding of Attachment Theory.
  • • Training and experience using Theraplay, Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy and/or EMDR.
  • • Experience of working with children and families in a therapeutic setting using the above models.
  • • Experience in using the above models both face-to-face and remotely using video-conferencing.
  • • Experience of working with children with emotional and behavioural difficulties, in particular children living in foster or adoptive families or in residential care.
  • • Excellent report-writing skills.
  • • Good organisation skills, flexibility and autonomy.
  • • Current UK driving licence and access to own car.

Registered Office: 48 Wostenholm Road, Sheffield, S7 1LL

Registered in London, England. Company Registration Number: 05695034.

To apply for the position, please visit our website at for a copy of the full job description, person specification and our application form.

Potential applicants would be welcome to email us to arrange an informal conversation with one of the Clinical Psychologists/Company Directors.

Shortlisted candidates will be asked to provide us with an anonymised end of therapy report you have written for a child or family you have worked with therapeutically by Friday 27th August.

Successful candidates will be invited for a Face-to-Face interview on Friday 3rd September and will be sent a list of the interview questions in advance. The interview will also include a role play of a first DDP session with a parenting couple.

Closing Date: Monday 19th July

Written task deadline: Friday 27th August

Interview date: Friday 3rd September

Address details: Chrysalis Associates, 48 Wostenholm Road, Sheffield, S7 1LL

Contact Name: Rachel Schofield, Dr Helen Freake

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