Carl Taylor

Carl Taylor


Registered Member MBACP

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07494 503557
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Therapist - High Holborn

High Holborn WC1V
07494 503557
Sessions from £90.00

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About me and my therapy practice

Looking after your mental health is a priority, don’t let feelings of anxiety and depression have a negative impact on your relationships, work opportunities and overall emotional well-being. Unhelpful coping strategies, thought patterns and maladaptive beliefs can lead to self-destructive behaviours which can have a significant impact on your day to day functioning.

Don’t let unwanted past experiences, relationship difficulties and outdated self-perceptions cloud your here and now interactions. By working through and identifying unhelpful patterns of coping, relating and functioning you can make the changes in your life.

Your past experiences can influence the way you make sense of your world and relationships. The past can leave you with difficult unwanted memories and feelings which you would rather push away and forget. This can have a significant impact on how you cope with stress, adversity and emotionally difficulties.

However, your past does not define who you are now. Don’t let unwanted memories, traumatic events, and outdated relational patterns hold you back. Make changes in the here and now, recognise your blind spots and find more helpful and adaptive coping strategies.

Approach:

As a psychologist, I have trained in both cognitive and psychodynamic models of psychotherapy. I have worked across a wide range of mental health problems. I am able to draw on a range of theoretical orientations, evidence-based practices, and my extensive clinical experience to tailor therapy to meet your individual needs.

My work is goal orientated and focused on helping you to make changes in your life for the better. I will help you to understand how your problems may have developed and how they are maintained. I take a direct and down to earth approach with therapy to help you move forward by revising unhelpful patterns of thinking, feeling, and behaving.

Practice description

Clinical Expertise:

I have over 18 years of clinical experience, including 14 years within the NHS. I started my career as a clinician in 2002, initially working in university and charitable trusts psychotherapy services. In 2006 I went on to pursue my specialist interest in working with anxiety, depression and personality disorders within the NHS.

I held a senior position as the lead clinician for both the Cognitive Analytic Therapy service and the Mentalization-Based Therapy service within the Lewisham Integrated Psychological Therapies Service (Lewisham IPTT), which is part of the renowned South London and Maudsley NHS trust (SLaM).

Over the course of my professional career within SLaM I have worked on Psychiatric Inpatient Wards, and within Community Mental Health Teams, as well as within an Integrated Psychology and Psychotherapy service. I have been responsible for clinical consultation to colleagues and I have supervised and managed both qualified and trainee clinical and counselling psychologists.

Qualifications:

Having graduated in 1998 from Royal Holloway College (University of London) with BSc (Hons) in Psychology, I went on to complete a Masters in Counselling Psychology at Regents College and then a Post Masters Diploma in Existential Counselling Psychology.

Continuing with my professional development, I attained a Post Graduate Diploma in Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT) in 2012 and went on to attain accreditation as a CAT supervisor in 2014. Further developing my interest in working with complex cases I pursued clinical training in Mentalization-based Therapy and attained accreditation as an MBT Practitioner with the British Psychoanalytic Council in 2015.

My first session

As way of an introduction I offer a free initial telephone or online (Zoom) consultation, we can think together about what would be most helpful for you at this time. The initial conversation can help the process of deciding if there is likely to be a good match.

Initial Consultation:

The initial consultation is part of the process of setting up the assessment appointment, it helps me to gain an understanding of the main concerns and difficulties which are to be addressed. It also helps you to gain a sense of whether I am the right therapist to help.

As a psychologist there are some clinical presentations and therapy approaches which I have more expertise in than others, if I think that I am not the best choice for a particular difficulty I will let you know and make appropriate recommendations, equally the consultation helps the you to make an informed decision whether to proceed a first session.

First sessions:

After the initial consultation we can arrange an appointment. The first appointment constitutes the assessment phase of therapy. During the assessment meeting I will ask you about your current difficulties and your past experiences. I will also ask you about your interpersonal relationships, and your family background. This process forms part of the initial assessment and will inform the agreed treatment plan for therapy. In practice assessments will usually be the first 2 sessions, after the assessment process we will be able to discuss an understanding of your difficulties and how best to proceed.

I place an emphasis on developing a psychological understanding of your difficulties so that you are able to recognise how unhelpful patterns develop and are maintained. My aim is to help you make sense of your here and now difficulties whilst taking into account and valuing your individual experiences and relationship to the world in which you live.

What I can help with

Abuse, Anxiety, Depression, Loss, Relationships, Self-harm, Stress, Trauma, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Cognitive, Cognitive analytic therapy, Integrative, Psychodynamic

Clients I work with

Adults

How I deliver therapy

Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Time-limited

Supervisor - High Holborn,

High Holborn, WC1V
07494 503557
Sessions from £80.00

Features

About me and my therapy practice

BPS and ACAT accredited clinical supervisor.

I am an accredited clinical supervisor with the British Psychological Society and Association for Cognitive Analytic Therapy. I have supervised and managed both qualified and trainee clinical and counselling psychologists.

Clinical Expertise:

I have over 18 years of clinical experience, including 14 years within the NHS. I started my career as a clinician in 2002, initially working in university and charitable trusts psychotherapy services. In 2006 I went on to pursue my specialist interest in working with anxiety, depression and personality disorders within the NHS.

I held a senior position as the lead clinician for both the Cognitive Analytic Therapy service and the Mentalization-Based Therapy service within the Lewisham Integrated Psychological Therapies Service (Lewisham IPTT), which is part of the renowned South London and Maudsley NHS trust (SLaM).

I have worked as an integral member of community based Multi-Disciplinary Teams, providing clinical consultation to psychiatrists, psychiatric nurses and social workers. I was also responsible for the provision of psychological assessments, clinical interventions including referrals to and liaison with specialist tertiary services.

Qualifications:

Having graduated in 1998 from Royal Holloway College (University of London) with BSc (Hons) in Psychology, I went on to complete a Masters in Counselling Psychology at Regents College and then a Post Masters Diploma in Existential Counselling Psychology.

Continuing with my professional development, I attained a Post Graduate Diploma in Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT) in 2012 and went on to attain accreditation as a CAT supervisor in 2014. Further developing my interest in working with complex cases I pursued clinical training in Mentalization-based Therapy and attained accreditation as an MBT Practitioner with the British Psychoanalytic Council in 2015.

Practice description

As a psychologist, I have trained in both cognitive and psychodynamic models of psychotherapy. I have worked across a wide range of mental health problems. I am able to draw on a range of theoretical orientations, evidence-based practices, and my extensive clinical experience to tailor therapy to meet your individual needs.

I have clinical expertise and experience of delivering specialist, evidence-based treatments, and have actively developed my interest in working with people who have had long term problems understanding feelings, managing emotional responses and negotiating interpersonal relationships.

Types of therapy

Cognitive analytic therapy, Integrative

Clients I work with

Adults, Trainee

How I deliver therapy

Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Time-limited