Dr Nicola Taylor, Chartered Counselling Psychologist (HCPC, BABCP)
41 Thames Street
01932 481 024 / 07500 963 543
Welcome to my profile. I am a chartered counselling psychologist (HCPC reg) and cognitive behavioural psychotherapist (BABCP accredited). In addition to my private consultancy, I also work as a senior psychologist within a National Health Service providing psychological therapy to adults.
I have a wealth of experience working with individuals experiencing mental health and relationship difficulties for more than 10 years. My doctorate represents the calibre of training standards achieved which included humanistic theories (such as person-centred and transactional analysis), systemic, psychodynamic and cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT). I have completed further specialist training in cognitive behavioural psychotherapy at the Institute of Psychiatry at the Maudsley Hospital. My experience and training enables me to tailor my therapeutic approach to meet the needs of each individual I work with.
I hold expertise skills in providing evidence based practice in accordance with National Institute of Excellence (NICE) guidelines and the research evidence base for common difficulties experienced such as anxiety and depression.
In addition to offering brief interventions I am also able to offer longer term or open ended psychological therapy. This can be particularly helpful as it lends an individual the time and space to explore difficulties that may be experienced in different relationships or situations encountered in their lives. It can aid personal development, insight and growth through the process of therapy.
My experience includes working within a variety of mental health settings with individuals, couples, families, carers and groups. In these settings I have provided specialist psychology or psychotherapy such as longer term or on-going psychoanalytic psychotherapy, systemic psychotherapy (with couples and families) and shorter termed or brief interventions such as cognitive behavioural therapy.
Additionally I have worked with adolescents in educational settings proving one to one and group therapy as well as support and consultations to parents and staff.
I have a particular interest in working with varying presentations of anxiety and depression. I also hold a specialist interest in working with individuals and couples experiencing relationship difficulties as well as those seeking therapy as a form of personal development.
Using evidenced based practice with a focus on the importance of a trusting, non-judgemental therapeutic relationship, I can guide an individual or couple through the process of therapy to achieve enhanced well-being, life and relationship satisfaction. I am a dedicated practitioner and am committed to showing genuine concern and support for those in my care.
For queries, further information or to consider and discuss whether counselling, psychology or psychotherapy may be of benefit to you, please contact me via telephone or email. I offer a free 15 minute telephone consultation.
Training, qualifications & experience
Chartered Counselling Psychologist (CPsychol)
Accredited Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist (BABCP)
Practitioner Doctorate PsychD in Psychotherapeutic and Counselling Psychology (University of Surrey)
PostGraduate Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapies (Kings College)
Foundation Certificate in Transactional Analysis (Wealden Psychology Institute)
MSc in Applied Psychology (Brunel University)
BSc (HONS) Psychology (Coventry University)
In addition to the above professional training, I regularly complete workshops keeping up to date with current evidenced based practice. I have also completed several specialist training courses as part of my role as a senior psychologist in the NHS.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship issues
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work related stress
- Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive therapy
- Couples counselling
- Existential therapy
- Family/systemic therapy
- Humanistic therapies
- Interpersonal therapy
- Other therapies
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£100 per 50 minute consultation for individuals. £120 per 50 minute consultation for couple therapy.
I offer subsidised rates for psychological therapists in training.
Dr Nicola Taylor is registered as a practitioner psychologist with the Health Care Professions Council (HCPC) and abides by the British Psychological Society (BPS) ethical guidelines.
EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation Response) training parts 1-3 completed
BPS Expert Witness Training workshops 1-4 completed
Supervision is also available for trainees and clinicians.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Weekday evenings, weekends
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|