As a qualified Psychotherapist you will need to have done some postgraduate training following your degree. A Psychotherapist trains to help people with their issues and emotions through talking and different behavioural techniques rather than controlling it through medication.
You will need to have gained a great deal of experience in talking to people and listening to them. You will need to be an enthusiastic person who gives the clients energy to deal with their issues and problems.
Trainee psychotherapists can earn between £21,388 to £27,901 a year.
Qualified psychotherapists can earn up to £34,500 a year.
Senior psychotherapists with management responsibilities can earn up to £47,000 a year.
In the private sector, psychotherapists may charge between £40 and £100 for a 50-minute session. Lower rates may be offered to clients on low incomes.
If you have found a role in which you want to apply for then please see the below covering letter as an example:
Psychotherapist Cover Letter Example
Mr. A. Employee
1, My House
Mrs. A. Manager
Application for the role of Psychotherapist
I would like to apply for the role of Psychotherapist which I have seen advertised in (where and when).
I am a degree educated individual who studied (what and what qualification, grade, where etc). Following my degree I studied further to be a Psychotherapist doing my training and work experience at (where, with who, what, provide any details here). I am now excited to be able to start my career properly as a psychotherapist and I was very interested to see your role advertised and would very much like to be considered.
During my training I have worked with children and adults trying to find out about their past experiences and any events such as a bereavement that has caused them pain and help them to find a way of dealing with these problems and how to move on with their lives free of this emotional torment. It is especially hard dealing with children as they do not understand why they behave in a certain way but I find this challenging.
I am a kind natured person who has excellent communication skills. I feel that I am a good listener and I enjoy giving people the time and attention they need to make themselves feel better.
I have enclosed my CV for your consideration. If you are interested in my skills and experience, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Thank you for taking the time to read my letter and CV.