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Charlene Taylor - experienced therapist & addiction specialist

West Sussex, BN17
07738 673726 07738 673726
West Sussex, BN17

About me

Charlene has over 20 years’ experience working as a therapist and an addiction specialist (13 years post qualified) treating adults and young people. She works with both behavioural and substance issues. In process of completing UKCP registration

She ran a small private Practice in London for 10 years, has worked in the NHS as an addictions practitioner, numerous rehabs including The Priory and The Nightingale Hosptial, Marylebone. She has worked in several male prisons in London and Sussex within the inpatient faculty, helped to set up and facilitate anger management groups. She also worked as a psychological therapist treating moderate mental health conditions during her time in prisons. She currently works with fire and rescue services and prison officers providing trauma focused interventions alongside her private practice.

Charlene uses a range of interventions including Gestalt, psychodynamic and attachment theory. She also provides EMDR therapy, solution focused therapy/coaching and psycho educational support around addictions for families and partners.

Charlene is highly qualified and experienced working in many different environments and multicultural settings. She is straight talking, caring, warm and empathic and believes in empowering and guiding her clients to reach into existing strengths and resources to enable a more fulfilling life.

She is a full registered member of BACP (British Association of Counselling) and FDAP (Federation of Drug & Alcohol Practitioners) and The Society for the Study of Addictions.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Online and telephone counselling training - OCST - current. Expected completion October 2020. ACTO approved training provider
  • EMDR practitioner training level 1-3- EMDR Centre, London 2019-20
  • Hypnotherapy Level 1 & 2 - The National college of Hypnotherapy  and Psychotherapy
  • Group facilitation/leadership training - The Gestalt Centre, London 2012/13
  • Diploma in integrative psychosynthesis counselling and psychotherapy - Revison centre for counselling & Psychotherapy 2008
  • Solution-Focussed therapy 2010 NHS training, Manor Park GP Practice, Clapham
  • Various courses on topics including Addictions, forensic aspects of alcohol use, Motivational Interviewing, Itep, anger management - 2006-2011
  • Certificate in helpline counselling - Rape & Sexual Abuse Support Centre, Croydon

Member organisations


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Interpersonal therapy
  • Jungian therapy
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Psychosexual therapy
  • Psychosynthesis
  • Solution focused brief therapy
  • Transpersonal psychology


I offer free 20-30 minute consultations via Skype /telephone for you to discuss your issue and ask any questions you may have

£50 for 1-1 therapy session, some concessions available

£65 - 1 hour couples/partner therapy session

£85-£100 90 minutes -2 hours EMDR session session

Concessions offered for

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

Further information

Skype/FaceTime sessions is also available. Please enquire.

West Sussex

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
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


Wednesday and Friday 4-9pm Littlehampton

Skype sessions - flexible. Please enquire

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme


Charlene Taylor - experienced therapist & addiction specialist

Charlene Taylor - experienced therapist & addiction specialist