Job vacancy: Psychotherapist, Ashburn Clinic, Dunedin

An opportunity has arisen for a permanent Psychotherapist to work at Ashburn Clinic in Dunedin, New Zealand.  The position is full time, but we would consider a minimum of 0.7 FTE.

Ashburn Clinic is a psychiatric hospital and democratic therapeutic community established over 130 years ago.  In catering for both privately and publicly funded patients, Ashburn’s treatment model makes a significant and unique contribution to the overall mental health services in New Zealand.  Our patients are adults and particularly present with mood and anxiety disorders, eating disorders, personality disorders, addictions, and complex responses to trauma. 

The psychotherapist will have psychotherapeutic responsibility for assessment and treatment of a caseload of inpatients, and will provide input into the multidisciplinary staff team and the wider Ashburn community.  They will have experience and skills in providing individual psychotherapy within a psychodynamic orientation.  They would ideally have some experience in group psychotherapy and/or therapeutic community processes, but would at least have an interest in developing such skills.

The successful applicant must have a formal qualification in psychotherapy and be registered as a psychotherapist with PBANZ in New Zealand, or be eligible to be so registered.

For further position details and to apply, please visit our website:

For further information please contact:

Dr Brett Ferguson, Medical Director,

Ashburn Clinic

Private Bag 1916

Dunedin 9054