Carolyn Tailford

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Lisburn BT28 & Crumlin BT29
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About me

As a relational, integrative therapist, both therapy and supervision are tailored to meet the needs of the individual and is client lead.

I am an integratively trained therapist and supervisor, working in both private practice and the community sector. My main offices are in Crumlin & Ballinderry but I also see clients/supervisees in Antrim.

After qualifying as a counsellor in 2010 I continued on and gained the full BSc (Hons) Professional Development in Counselling and then completed my CPCAB Level 6 in Counselling Supervision.

I have a special interest in trauma and eating disorders, disordered eating and emotional eating, in particular the links between over eating and trauma. To consolidate this knowledge and further upskill, i have trained in DBT & RO-DBT for eating disorders.

I have completed an accredited certificate in couples therapy to consolidate the knowledge I learnt in my systemic training which i undertook through Queen's University. I now have a few spaces available specifically for couples to engage in therapy.

I offer appointments in the daytime, evenings and weekends to fit around busy family lives.

I am a senior accredited member of the NCS, a registered member of the BACP and a registered student member of COSRT. I am also on the Ulster University list as a recognised supervisor.

Tailored and Client-Lead Approach

As a relational, integrative therapist, I believe in providing therapy and supervision that is tailored to meet your unique needs. I work collaboratively with you, creating a safe and supportive space to explore your concerns and empower you on your journey towards healing and growth.

Experience and Qualifications

With over 13 years of experience as a qualified therapist, and 15 years working with clients I hold a Dip. H.E in Counselling, BSc (Hons) Professional Development in Counselling and a CPCAB Level 6 in Counselling Supervision.

I specialise in trauma, psychosexual presentations, eating disorders, disordered eating, and emotional eating, with a keen interest in the connections between overeating and trauma. To further enhance my expertise, I have trained in DBT & RO-DBT for eating disorders.

Couples Therapy Spaces Available

I have completed an accredited certificate in couples therapy, consolidating my systemic training from Queen's University. I am excited to announce that I now have a few spaces specifically reserved for couples seeking therapy. If you and your partner are looking to enhance your relationship and deepen your connection, I am here to support you.

🌈 Expanding Expertise: Psychosexual Psychotherapy 🌈

Continuing my dedication to professional development, I have embarked on a two-year diploma course in contemporary clinical sexology to become a psychosexual psychotherapist. I am currently working with clients facing various psychosexual challenges, including vaginismus, low sexual desire, pain, premature ejaculation, delayed ejaculation, and other sexual function issues.

⏰ Flexible Appointments to Suit Your Schedule ⏰

I understand the demands of busy family lives, which is why I offer appointments during the daytime, evenings, and weekends. This ensures you can prioritize your mental health and well-being without sacrificing other commitments.

🔒 Recognised Supervisor and Accredited Memberships 🔒

I am proud to be on the Ulster University list as a recognised supervisor. Additionally, I am a senior accredited member of the NCS (National Counselling Society), a registered member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy), and a registered student member of COSRT (College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists).

To book an appointment or enquire about my services, please don't hesitate to reach out. I am here to support you in achieving your therapeutic and personal goals.

Training, qualifications & experience

Qualifications & Experience


2006 Cert. in Social Studies

2006 Cert. in Counselling

2007 Cert. in Counselling Studies

2010 Dip. H.E. in Integrative Counselling

2010 ASIST training

2015 Introduction to Motivational Interviewing

2016 Bsc (Hons) in Professional Development in Counselling

2016 CBCAP level 6 in Supervision

2016 Master Practitioner in EFT

2017 Pg Cert. Systemic Family Practice

2017 Anger Management

2020 APT Level 1 DBT Essentials (Accred)

- APT Level 2 DBT Essentials (Accred)

2021 Polyvagal Theory in Action

2022 Accredited Certificate in Working with Couples

2022 Diploma in Clinical Sexology (CICS) in progress  - Psychosexual Psychotherapy

Specialist - Addictions

2010 OCN level 2 in Drug awareness

2010 OCN level 2 Community drugs awareness

2018 Opioid overdose & Naloxone Administration

2018 Foundation Module - Children, Young People & Adults (Ascert)

Specialist - Trauma

2011 Intro to Psychological Trauma

2014 AQA level 3 in Trauma Studies

2015 OCN level 4 in Trauma (Wave Trauma Centre)

2018 Integrating Somatic Interventions in the Treatment of Trauma

2021 Treating Trauma, Complex PTSD & Dissociative Disorders

2021 Polyvagal Informed Therapy Master Class

Specialist - Eating Disorders & Disordered Eating

2015 Cert. in Working with Weight management & Obesity

2016 Master Practitioner in Eating Disorders and Obesity

- Practitioner Skills for the Management of Obesity

- Practitioner Skills for Eating Disorders

2022 DBT for Eating Disorders

- RO DBT for Eating Disorders

2022 An Embodied Approach to Healing from Compulsive Exercise

Specialist - Community Development

2010 OCN level 3 Domestic Violence (Women's Aid)

2010 OCN level 3 Community support (Victim Support)

2017 OCN Level 2 Health & Wellbeing in Older People

2017 "Master Your Leadership" program by QUB

2018 OCN Level 2 Community Development

2018 Level 3 Award in Education & Training

2019 OCN Level 2 Restorative Skills Training

2019 PgDip. Community Development Practice

2020 Level 2 Food Safety & Hygiene for Catering

Specialist - Children & Young People

2018 OCN Level 2 Parent - Teen Communication

2019 OCN Level 3 Working Therapeutically with Children  & Young People

2020 Parents Plus Facilitator Training

- Working Things out Programme

- Adolescent Programme

- Children's Programme

2020 OCN Level 2 Youth Leadership

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

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National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society (NCPS)

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In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
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£35.00 - £75.00
Free initial in-person, telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Health Insurance/EAP

  • BUPA

Additional information

Student fees (counselling) £35 per session

(Personal therapy & supervision)

Supervision £50 per hour

Psychotherapy - sliding scale

Couples Therapy - sliding scale

Discovery sessions TBC

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
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