Charlene Taylor - Addiction/Trauma Specialist

Charlene Taylor - Addiction/Trauma Specialist

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Charlene has over 15 years’ experience working as a mental health professional and addiction specialist treating adults and young people. She works with both behavioural and substance issues.

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

  • EMDR practitioner training level 1-3- EMDR Centre, London 2019
  • Hypnotherapy Level 1 - 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 - 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

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£25 Half price Skype sessions available due to current situation

I offer free 30 minute consultations via Skype /telephone for you to discuss your requirements 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

  • Free / low-cost sessions available

Further information

Skype/FaceTime sessions is also available. Please enquire.

Maps & Directions

West Sussex, BN17

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair user access: Yes


Wednesday and Friday 4-9pm Littlehampton

Skype sessions - flexible. Please enquire

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme