Sean Taylor. BPC Registered Psychodynamic Psychotherapist.
The Affinity Centre
29 Water Lane
Hampden House Psychotherapy Centre
2 Palatine Road
I am a Psychodynamic Psychotherapist who trained with The Tavistock Clinic and The Northern School of Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy. I am registered to practice with The British Psychoanalytic Council and am a member of the Tavistock Society of Psychotherapists.
I have over 25 years experience of working in different therapeutic settings within the NHS. Over this time I have worked with a greatly diverse group of people who experience a wide range of emotional and psychological difficulties. The difficulties people have described to me often affect their confidence in relationships and leave them unsure about their actions; all part of a confusing and complicated mix of feelings that can lead to a sense of isolated unhappiness and strong feelings of anxiety.
My practice is underpinned by a long, thorough and rigorous training in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy. Within a carefully provided, safe and thoughtful setting I am able to pay careful attention to my clients and the content of their communications. It is my belief that such a setting is required in order that people can have a better than usual experience of being taken seriously, where the more uncomfortable aspects of a personal history can gradually be known, thought about and understood.
Who I work with:
I have developed experience that allows me to work with a broad range of emotional, psychological and relational difficulties. I have particular interest in the following areas:
- Guilt and Shame
- Anger and aggression.
- Anxiety states of fear, dread and terror.
- Borderline states of mind.
- Issues relating to self harm.
- Difficulties in sustaining satisfying relationships.
- Loss, grief and mourning.
- Cumulative trauma such as emotion, physical and/or sexual abuse.
- Emotional blocks to learning.
Please note, where people seek help for issues connecting to risk I will seek permission to have contact with a general practitioner (GP) or mental health professional before commencing a therapy contract.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have experienced working in various NHS settings including regional and specialist psychotherapy services, I have also been involved in developing specialist personality disorder services.
My training to qualify and register as an adult psychotherapist had a specialist focus upon intercultural dynamics. I have experience of running Analytic Psychotherapy Groups and Mentalization Based Treatment programmes. I have worked in a number of different Therapeutic Communities and have been involved in the development of such programmes within the NHS. I am trained in Mentalization Based Treatment.
I am an Honorary Teacher for the Clinical Psychology Doctorate at Liverpool University. I am also on the board of Trustees for Group Analysis North, a Group Analytic Training Institution based in Bolton.
Along with a Clinical Psychology colleague I provide organisational consultancy to an inner city Primary and Secondary School. The task of this work, alongside the Senior Leadership Team, is to develop a 'Healthy Mind' environment where young people's mental health problems can be effectively worked with in the school environment. This work involves consultation, training and supervision of teacher groups and pastoral care staff.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Attachment disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
Initial consultation: £120 for two 50 minute sessions.
I operate a sliding scale where my usual fee is £60 per 50 minute session.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Types of client
Supervision & training
As a Psychodynamic Psychotherapist registered with the British Psychoanalytic Council I offer supervision to individuals and groups of people (up to 3 people) who are interested in using Psychoanalytic theory to underpin their practice.View supervision profile