John Taylor

John Taylor

Registered Member MBACP

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Therapist - Canterbury

Canterbury CT1
Sessions from £50.00


  • Flexible hours available
  • Wheelchair accessible office
  • Available for home visits

About me and my therapy practice

I believe that people coming for counselling and therapy need to experience a growing sense of self in a facilitating environment which promotes their psychological well-being.

I want you to feel safe, valued and accepted. I  approach problems, anxieties and fears in an empathic, warm and genuine way that is non-judgemental, kind and supportive.

I originally trained at Goldsmiths College, University  of London, on their postgraduate counselling training. I have a NHS-funded Masters' degree in mental health from the University of Kent.

 I have practiced in the NHS for around 20 years, as a mental health crisis team manager, as a liaison psychiatry clinical specialist, and as a psychological therapist in GP surgeries, with IAPT, and clinics.

 I have taken further study with the Independent Group of Analytical Psychologists in Jungian approaches to therapy; also with the Institute of Psychiatry in enhanced clinical skills; and with the University of Sussex for CBT training. 

I have a particular interest in Jungian and post-Jungian approaches to growth and healing, often focused around dreams and unconscious process. 

Practice description

I offer therapy, mainly psychodynamic, at home in Canterbury, seeing men and women, some couples, and I can offer some home therapy visits. My emphasis is on the therapeutic relationship.

Normally the sessions are weekly over 50-60 mins, the sessions can be online on Zoom or Skype; or at home if you live in East Kent.

My first session

There would be an initial assessment in Canterbury, or online, or at your home, and we can explore how you may be helped. 

I have a great deal of NHS experience offering psychiatric assessments and can normally help you identify any specific concern that may bother you but you can't quite put your finger on.

This first session can be online, using Zoom or Skype.

What I can help with

Abuse, ADD / ADHD, Addictions, Anger management, Anxiety, Autism spectrum / Aspergers syndrome, Bereavement, Cancer, Career coaching, Child related issues, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Cultural issues, Depression, Disability, Eating disorders, Health related issues, Identity issues, Infertility, Loss, Men's issues, Obsessions, OCD, Personal development, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Service veterans, Sex-related issues, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Brief therapy, CBT, EMDR, Integrative, Jungian, Psychoanalytic, Psychodynamic, Relational, Systemic

Clients I work with

Adults, Couples, EAP, Older adults, Young people

How I deliver therapy

Home visits, Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling