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Trusting, flexible & supportive

As a group we are dedicated to raising standards in the therapeutic community. Building trust and improving connectivity.

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Here at Take A Seat People we specialise in building communities of Mental Health professionals. With a main focus on:

  • CBT Therapists
  • Integrative Therapists
  • Clinical Psychologists and Forensic Psychologists.

All of our candidates are registered with at least one, of the following – BABCP, BACP, UKCP, HCPC. BPS and NCS.

Every single person who works for Take a Seat is deeply passionate about the Mental Health Industry. Because of this we love what we do, which comes across in our results. Making sure we match the right Therapist or Psychologist into the right team is what we are really good at.

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The best Mental Health Recruitment company in the UK

We know when we succeed, so does the candidate, the organisation and subsequently the people who need help the most. This is what drives us to be the best Mental Health Recruitment company in the UK.

1000

Hours of Therapy

100

Candidates Placed

50

Key Accounts

£1000s

Saved for clients

Here are our 3 types of therapists

Our Therapist & Psychologist recruitment team work with three types of candidate but even if you do not fit into the one of the categories below we might still be able to help.

Integrative Therapists

All our Integrative therapists work to the highest ethical standards and are members of a relevant governing body. Able to support clients in more open ended therapy by utilising a range of modalities to suit the clients’ needs.

CBT Therapists

BABCP Provisional/Accredited CBT Therapists, providing autonomous sessions to the highest standards either remotely or face to face, with an end goal of positive clinical outcomes.

Psychologists

Our Clinical Psychologists are Doctors of Psychology and HCPC registered. Working with a range of referrals and presentations, covering Adult & CAMHS and are trained in a variety of treatment methods.

Our values underpin everything we do

Autonomy

We completely trust our team members are doing the best they can with the resources they have available.

Support

All of our team members at every level, are expected to play a part in the development and support of each other.

Fulfillment

Everything we do is to make sure you thrive both professionally and personally.

Corporate Social Responsibility

Take a Seat are deeply committed to giving back to the community. Our current initiatives include: Partnership with Hampers4Heros. We provided fully funded therapy to those who need it on a case by case basis. All Charities and Not For Profits we deal with get a discount on our services.

Diversity & inclusion

The culture at Take a Seat is based on three core values – Empowerment, Autonomy and Fulfilment. We work with talented recruiters to help them thrive personally and professionally. We are committed to giving this experience across all ages, religions, genders, identities and experiences. Take a Seat is in its entirety a non-judgemental organisation and pride ourselves on an inclusive mentality on every possible level.

Our team

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James Doyle

Founder & CEO

James has built teams, divisions, and businesses in recruitment over the last 16 years. Always operating in niche sectors and having an international focus. He’s now a CEO, Investor, and Board Advisor for some of the most exciting businesses across the UK, alongside his commitment to driving Take A Seat People forward.

Outside of work hours, James dedicates his time to his two children. He also still finds the time to play golf and go to the gym to unwind!

Chris Hampson

Founder

As one of the founders of Take a Seat, good mental health is something Chris is passionate about. After spending years in the corporate world he wanted the chance to do something that could make a real difference. Having experienced the benefits of therapy, he wished he hadn’t waited so long to do it and wanted to ‘bring the joy’ to everyone else. He is now on a mission to ensure therapy is not only accessible but that therapists are fully supported on their journey. When he isn’t trying to ‘change the therapy world’ he can be found walking his two Border Terriers, watching Liverpool FC or binging a Netflix boxset.

All our Integrative therapists work to the highest ethical standards and are members of a relevant governing body. Able to support clients in more open-ended therapy by utilising a range of modalities to suit the clients’ needs.

Josh Towne

Co-Founder & Director

Josh has a wealth of recruitment experience supporting companies hiring on mass, getting a detailed understanding of the requirements to ensure candidates he works with are joining a business that is absolutely suited to them. Having started out in a large corporate agency, after honing his skills, Josh joined take a seat to provide a more bespoke and personal service where he can make a difference to not only someone’s career but also the wider public that Therapists help. When not in the office, you’ll find Josh walking his cockapoo on the beach or in the hills and enjoying his time on holiday in either Wales or Skiing!

e: josh@takeaseat.co.uk
p: 07805 653223

Rachel Isbister

Mental Health Recruiter

Having worked in contact centre recruitment previously, Rachel knew that she wanted to continue her work in the recruitment sector. When the opportunity with Take A Seat became available Rachel knew she couldn’t pass up on this offer. Not only could she improve her skills working alongside some great coaches and colleagues, but she also could work in an industry which strives towards making therapy accessible for all which is a huge passion of hers.

Megan Waddell

Mental Health Recruiter

Megan joined Take A Seat after deciding that Nursing was not the right role for her. She wanted to stay in a role that is big on care and mental health so Take A Seat was the perfect opportunity. After working as a nurse through covid and with personal experience Megan knows first-hand how important supporting your mental health is and she believes in Take A Seat’s mission to make therapy more accessible.

Outside the office Megan loves reading and socialising with friends over food.

Billy Steer

Mental Health Recruiter

Matt Cameron

Mental Health Recruiter

Isaac Povah

Recruitment Executive

Isaac has recently joined the Take a Seat team, with a previous job in the hospitality sector and now wanting a fully defined career path in recruitment. He found that Take a Seat was the perfect opportunity to carry out his goal, there was no debate in his mind that there was any other company that he would love to work for. Isaac is extremely enthusiastic about mental health and was excited at the thought of being able to work with some of the best people in the business.

Outside of recruitment Isaac enjoys playing and watching football, walking and trying new food places. Isaac tries to lead a sociable lifestyle and loves going out with friends on weekends.

Freddie Miles

Mental Health Recruiter

Freddie has over three years of recruitment experience, dedicated to supporting public sector organisations. He is a firm believer in the power of building trust-based relationships to assist these organisations in constructing their teams to achieve long-term goals. Freddie made the decision to join Take a Seat with the intention of making a positive impact on a market he believes benefits everyone across the USA, personally and professionally.

When he's not in the office, you'll often find him losing sleep over Manchester United or spending quality time with his family and friends. Freddie is also a passionate advocate for running, as he finds it to be a great stress reliever on those days when things might not be going as planned.

What our therapists say

We can tell you about the amazing things we can do for your business, but we think our therapists can tell you better. After all, what they think is what really matters.

Friendly, professional, empowering support.

Thank you so much for your friendly, professional, and empowering support. This is the first time I have had recruitment support, (in a very long career), the experience was really nice. This process can be daunting and can lead to self-doubts and to me underselling myself. Having someone to say, "I've got your back- you are doing well", felt very grounding and helped me to see my skills more objectively. Thank you so much!

Esther Slattery CBT & EMDR Psychotherapist

Super supportive!

I felt supported throughout - clear communication discussing roles, putting me forward for roles that aligned with what I was looking for and interview preparation! Great interpersonal style which made me feel at ease. Thank you very much, I really appreciate it and can’t wait to start in my new role.

Eve McIntyre CBT Psychotherapist

Helpful and thorough.

Take a Seat has been really helpful and thorough in helping me to secure a new post with a Psychological Therapy organisation. They helped me prepare for the interview and have maintained consistent contact with the employer and myself to ensure a smooth transition takes place. I would recommend Josh and Take a Seat.

Miranda Currie BABCP Accredited Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist

Exemplary. Efficient.

Take a Seat were exemplary in their conduct and efficiency in securing opportunities to interview. They provided extensive information on prospective employers and oversaw the interview process with supportive guidance. It has been a pleasure working with them, my experience was seamless and without any hiccup or delay. They have been very patient and accommodating our liaison around my schedule. I thank you Take a Seat for the hard work you have provided on my behalf in helping me to secure a position within a week of initial contact. I look forward to commencing the role and also to working with you again in the future. I would of course encourage and recommend job seekers to utilise this service.

Alexa Lewis Cognitive Behavioural High Intensity Therapist

Met my needs

After a lot of uncertainty within my previous role, I was able to have an interview that met my needs and will allow me to continue in my practice- I can’t thank Take a Seat enough for their support with the transition.

Holly Porter CBT Therapist

Continued support.

I highly recommend working with Take a Seat. They have offered endless support and made my job search seamless. They have also continued this support in my first weeks in my new role.

Yvonne Phelan Paediatric Occupational Therapist

Definitely recommend

If you are looking for a new role or wanting to explore career options I would most definitely recommend Take a Seat - I hadn't thought about using a recruiter before but I'm glad I gave it a try, they knew of roles with companies I had not heard of before and were very prompt in their response each time I emailed them. They were very thorough in finding out about what I wanted from an employer and were able to send me over a number of potential options - and I very happily secured a role with the one that most suited my needs. Thanks for your help Take a Seat.

Charlotte Bailey EMDR, Schema Therapist & BABCP Accredited Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist

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