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Carl Taylor, CPsychol, Psychologist Specialising in Psychotherapy.

London, WC1V
07494 503557 07494 503557 Registered / Accredited

About me

I know it can feel daunting when you are trying to find an appropriate psychologist or psychotherapist to help you through a difficult time in your life. With so many different models and approaches on offer it is often confusing knowing who is likely be the most helpful for you at this time.

To help you, I offer a free of charge, no-obligation telephone or video conference consultation, to help you to decide if I'm the right therapist for you. I would recommend that you speak to a few different clinicians and go with the one that feels right for you.

Contact me to arrange an intial consultation, take the first step.

"I recently consulted Carl on a one-off professional matter. What drew me to him was his extensive knowledge across various therapeutic modalities and his experience in a range of NHS services. I was very impressed at how responsive and on the ball he was. His many years of experience made his advice particularly insightful, and I would absolutely consult him again in the future." JulianpascS


Make the changes in your life with goal-oriented therapy.

I provide evidence-based brief or longer-term therapy to suit your individual needs and circumstances. I have 18 years of clinical experience, including 14 years within the NHS. I am a Chartered Counselling Psychologist, registered with the British Psychological Society (BPS) and the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).

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.

Therapies offered:

Integrative Psychotherapy

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.

Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT)

I am an accredited CAT Practitioner and Clinical Supervisor, with the Association for Cognitive Analytic Therapy (ACAT).

Mentalization-Based Therapy (MBT)

I am an accredited Mentalization-Based Treatment Practitioner, with the British Psychoanalytic Council.

Call me for a free, no-obligation telephone /Zoom consultation, we can think together about what would be most helpful for you at this time.

For further information visit: https://ppslondon.net

Training, qualifications & experience

Clinical Expertise

I held a senior position within the NHS, as the lead clinician for both the Cognitive Analytic Therapy service and the Mentalization-Based Therapy service. Over the course of my professional career, I have supervised and managed both qualified and trainee clinical and counselling psychologists.


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.

For further information visit: https://ppslondon.net

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.


The Association of Cognitive Analytic Therapy

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.


Health and Care Professions Council

The HCPC are an independent, UK-wide health regulator. They set standards of professional training, performance and conduct for 16 professions.

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.


British Psychological Society

British Psychological Society

Other areas of counselling I deal with

During my time within the NHS I have held a senior position in which I have pursued my specialist interest working with personality disorders predominately Emotionally Unstable Personality Disorder (EUPD), for which I have attained specialist post qualification training.

I was the lead clinician for both the Cognitive Analytic Therapy service and the Mentalization-Based Therapy service. I am currently working towards accreditation in Transference Focused Psychotherapy (TFP).

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.

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive analytic therapy (CAT)
  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Existential therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychodynamic therapy

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Weekly individual face to face therapy, sessions (50-minute sessions) in Central London with excellent access to public transport. The closest tube is Chancery Lane (Central line).

Online sessions available via video conference calls, recieve the same high quality service from the comfort of your own home.

The fee for regular sessions is £90 - £110, depending on the time of the day (peak/off-peak slots). I offer 10% on a block booking of the first 6 therapy sessions when paid in advance. Session fees are payable by bank transfer, debit card or cash, either prior to or at the appointment (all major cards accepted.

Health Insurance Approved Psychologist

If you have private health insurance, your insurance may cover the cost of your therapy. I am a recognised psychologist with number of medical insurers including, AXA, Aetna, Aviva, BUPA, Cigna, General & Medical, Vitality and WPA.

Usually, you will need to contact your insurer who will be able to confirm what services are covered and they will provide you with authorisation. Simply provide me with your full name, your insurance company name, your policy number, the authorisation code, as well as your home address and date of birth and I will invoice your insurer directly for the session fees.

Clinical supervision

Clinical supervision sessions in person or via Zoom are charged at £80 per session. I am registered with the BPS as an applied psychology practice supervisor and I am an ACAT accredited clinical supervisor.

For further information visit: https://ppslondon.net

High Holborn

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages None


Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access


Weekly individual face to face sessions in Central London.
Online sessions available via video conference calls.
Day time and evening slots available.


Types of client



"Carl is an empathic, diligent and pragmatic psychologist who brings a wealth of experience to supervisory practice.

Online supervision
Telephone supervision

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Carl Taylor, CPsychol, Psychologist Specialising in Psychotherapy.

Carl Taylor, CPsychol, Psychologist Specialising in Psychotherapy.