Carl Taylor

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Counselling Psychologist Psychology & Psychotherapy Services
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London SE1 & WC1V
Limited availability
Limited availability

This professional is accepting new clients but may have a waitlist. Please enquire with them directly to discuss availability.

About me

Valuing your subjective experience.

Your emotional well-being is important. Don't let past experiences or relationship challenges overshadow your present. By identifying and resolving unhelpful coping mechanisms and interactions, you can make meaningful changes.

Our past has a way of shaping how we perceive ourselves, the world, and our relationships. We may get stuck in difficult memories or emotions we'd rather forget. Negative thinking, ingrained beliefs, and maladaptive coping strategies can lead to self-defeating behaviours that impact our daily lives.

These past experiences significantly influence how we handle stress and emotional difficulties. They bring forth challenging memories and emotions we may try to bury. However, it's crucial to remember that your past doesn't define who you are now. Don't let unwanted memories, traumatic events, or outdated relationship patterns hold you back.


As a psychologist with a background in NHS mental health services, I have received training in cognitive, psychodynamic, and integrative models of psychotherapy. With experience in addressing a wide range of mental health difficulties, I can draw upon various theoretical orientations and evidence-based practices.

My approach is goal-oriented and focused on helping you make positive changes in your life. Together, we will explore how your difficulties may have developed through past experiences and how they are maintained in the present. I take a direct and practical approach in therapy, working collaboratively with you to develop self-awareness and reflective skills. This will enable you to recognise and revise unhelpful patterns of thinking, feeling, and behaving, empowering you to move forward.

Don't let outdated viewpoints, beliefs, or misconceptions hold you back. Take action now to create positive change in your life.

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Training, qualifications & experience

Clinical Expertise:

With over 21 years of clinical experience, including 14 years within the NHS, I have developed expertise in various areas. Starting my career in 2002, I worked in psychotherapy services of university and charitable trusts. In 2006, I pursued my specialization in anxiety, depression, and personality disorders within the NHS.

Within the South London and Maudsley NHS trust (SLaM), I held a senior position as the lead clinician for Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT) and Mentalization-Based Therapy (MBT) services in the Lewisham Integrated Psychological Therapies Service (Lewisham IPTT).

Throughout my professional career at SLaM, I have worked in Psychiatric Inpatient Wards, Community Mental Health Teams, and Integrated Psychology and Psychotherapy services. I have provided clinical consultation to colleagues and supervised and managed qualified and trainee clinical and counselling psychologists.


I completed my undergraduate studies in Psychology with honours (BSc Hons) at Royal Holloway College (University of London) in 1998. Subsequently, I pursued a Masters in Counselling Psychology at Regents College, followed by a Post Masters Diploma in Existential Counselling Psychology.

Continuing my professional development, I obtained a Post Graduate Diploma in Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT) in 2012 and achieved accreditation as a CAT supervisor in 2014. Expanding my expertise further, I pursued clinical training in Mentalization-Based Therapy (MBT) and gained accreditation as an MBT Practitioner with the British Psychoanalytic Council in 2015.

These qualifications and extensive training have equipped me with the skills and knowledge necessary to provide exceptional therapy and support to my clients.

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Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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British Psychological Society (BPS)

British Psychological Society

Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)

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They keep a register of health professionals who meet their standards, and they take action if registered health professionals fall below those standards. They were created by a piece of legislation called the Health Professions Order 2001.

Registration means that a health professional meets national standards for their professional training, performance and conduct.

The Association of Cognitive Analytic Therapy (ACAT)

The Association for Cognitive Analytic Therapy (ACAT) is a registered charity. They welcome members of the public, health professionals, ACAT accredited professionals, and anyone interested in finding out more about CAT. They list CAT practitioners.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

During my time in the NHS, I focused on my specialisation in working with personality disorders, particularly Emotionally Unstable Personality Disorder (EUPD), for which I have obtained specialist post-qualification training.

I am an accredited clinician in both Cognitive Analytic Therapy and Mentalization-Based Therapy.

I am passionate about helping individuals who have long-term difficulties in understanding their emotions, managing emotional responses, and navigating interpersonal relationships.

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£120.00 per session

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Aviva
  • BUPA
  • Vitality
  • WPA
  • Cigna

Additional information

My standard fee for self-funded clients is £120.00 for a 50-minute session.

Initial Consultation:

I provide an initial consultation via Zoom for potential clients who would like to get a sense of my therapeutic approach. This consultation is offered at no charge. It's important for you to have a conversation with a clinician before committing to ongoing treatment. Please note that the initial consultation is not a "free therapy session" or a "taster session." Instead, it is a business meeting where we can discuss your initial concerns and the practicalities of engaging in treatment.

Health Insurance Coverage:

If you have private health insurance, your therapy sessions may be covered. I am a recognized psychologist with several healthcare insurers, including Aetna, Aviva, BUPA, Cigna, General & Medical, Vitality, and WPA. It is advisable to contact your insurer to confirm the covered services and obtain authorization. I will directly invoice the insurer for the session fees, which may vary depending on the agreement with each company.

Clinical supervision:

As an applied psychology practice supervisor registered with the BPS and an ACAT accredited clinical supervisor, I provide valuable support and guidance in your professional development.

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When I work

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Weekly individual face to face & online sessions.

Room 28, Delta House, 175-177 Borough High Street, London, SE1 1HR

Staple Inn Buildings, High Holborn, London, WC1V 7PZ

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Adults (25-64)

Key details

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In person

I am a Chartered Counselling Psychologist, registered with the British Psychological Society (BPS) and the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).

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Carl Taylor
Carl Taylor