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Life Works Community Ltd, The Grange, High Street, Old Woking, Surrey GU22 8LB

Priory Group Division



£38-£44K depending on experience



Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time

Job Advert Role Description

Please note you need to be 18 years minimum to apply for roles.

Due to limits on sponsorship allocations, we are not currently in a position to offer sponsorship to new candidates for these roles, this remains under review.

The successful candidate ​needs to be essentially an accredited therapist (or working towards) (HCPC/BACP/UKCP) with experience of eating disorders.

Life Works, located in Woking, Surrey, is a highly respected private rehabilitation centre with a unique therapeutic environment, leading the way in addiction and eating disorder treatment. We treat up to 18 low risk private patients for addictions and eating disorders in a Georgian house surrounded by beautiful gardens. We are easily accessible from the A3 and M25 and a 30 min walk from Woking Train station. Being part of the Priory group, all staff benefit from the range of benefits and training that the Priory has to offer; including excellent CPD opportunities.

Our evidence-based programme uses a combination of group and individual therapies and incorporates experiential elements to help people start the process of treating their Eating Disorder or Addiction in a safe and supportive environment. Our goal is to always treat the individual and ensure we support our clients on their personal journey.

Position Overview:

We are seeking a skilled and compassionate Therapist to join our team at Life Works. The ideal candidate will be a licensed therapist with experience in providing individual and group therapy to clients struggling with mental health disorders, addiction, and co-occurring conditions.


  • Conduct comprehensive assessments to determine clients' needs and develop personalised treatment plans.
  • Provide individual therapy sessions using evidence-based therapeutic techniques, such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), and Motivational Interviewing.
  • Facilitate group therapy sessions, focusing on topics such as relapse prevention, coping skills, and emotional regulation.
  • Collaborate with multidisciplinary teams to ensure coordinated and integrated care for clients.
  • Maintain accurate and confidential client records in compliance with regulatory standards and company policies.
  • Participate in ongoing professional development and training opportunities to enhance clinical skills and knowledge.


  • The successful candidate ​needs to be essentially an accredited therapist (or working towards) (HCPC/BACP/UKCP) with experience of eating disorders.
  • Strong understanding of the 12 step philosophy.
  • The successful candidate ​needs to have experience of working as a therapist with eating disorders. Ideally we would like a therapist who has some training in eating disorders (for example, MANTRA, CBT-E).
  • Strong understanding of evidence-based therapeutic modalities and their application in clinical practice.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to establish rapport and build therapeutic alliances with clients.
  • Commitment to upholding ethical standards and maintaining client confidentiality.
  • Ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a collaborative team environment.


  • Up to 25 days of annual leave, plus birthday leave.
  • A Priory Group pension scheme and enhanced maternity pay.
  • Access to 'Your Priory, Your Benefits' + our shopping discount site.
  • Continuous professional development opportunities.
  • Supportive working environment with opportunities for career advancement.
  • Access to employee assistance programs and wellbeing initiatives.
  • Subsidised meals.
  • Free parking.

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About us

As one of the UK’s leading providers of behavioural care and specialist support services to adults and young people, Priory Group promise a challenging and fulfilling career with the support of a world class organisation willing to invest in your development. 

Across our network of hospitals, residential care homes, education facilities and supported living services, we are making a real and lasting difference to the lives of the people we support.

Priory maintains that vaccination remains our very best line of defence against COVID-19 and believes that our colleagues working with vulnerable individuals have a professional duty to be vaccinated.  As part of our wider infection control efforts, and to meet our commissioner and customer requirements, we continue to record vaccination status for all colleagues and we therefore request that you disclose this information as part of your application.  Your vaccination status will not affect any offer of employment and will be held in line with GDPR requirements.  We thank you for your understanding. 


All roles will be subject to a successful disclosure at an appropriate level from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS), Access NI or Disclosure Scotland. We are an equal opportunities employer. Priory Group will cover the cost of a DBS check.

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