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Addiction Therapist

We are seeking counsellors and psychotherapists to join our therapy team at Castle Craig Hospital which treats people with drug and alcohol addiction.

Castle Craig is a centre of excellence for the treatment of addictive disease located in the Scottish Borders close to Edinburgh. Castle Craig is a medically managed treatment centre employing a team of 28 addiction therapy staff including psychotherapists and psychologists. Members of our therapy team also specialise in areas such as trauma, eating disorders, gambling, grief and family therapy.

Castle Craig is always looking to recruit suitably qualified and experienced staff to add to its current treatment team:

Addiction Therapists:

Grade 5: Senior Therapist

Grade 4: Specialist Therapist

Grade 3: Therapist

Grade 2: Junior Therapist

(Final salary will be dependent on grade, training and experience. Contact us for more information about our therapist grading structure)

We are seeking enthusiastic Addiction Therapists to join our therapy team at Castle Craig. A degree or diploma in counselling or psychology is required, as is training or experience of 12 step facilitation or CBT.  Certification as a drug and alcohol counsellor with IC&RC or FDAP is required, or working towards it).

Duties and responsibilities will depend on the grade of the therapist. These will normally include individual, group and family therapy for patients with alcohol and drug dependence. Successful candidates will also be expected to act as case managers for up to 6 patients – working to co-ordinate all aspects of care for each patient, including developing individualised treatment plans and follow-up with referral sources.

Further training opportunities are provided. Temporary accommodation is available if required due to relocating.

Informal enquiries and visits are welcomed.

Application forms are available on the link below. Application forms and full CV should be sent to:

Janey Lawson,
HR Manager,
Castle Craig Hospital,
West Linton,
Peeblesshire EH46 7DH.


You can use our Online job application form or download and fill the Offline application file