About me

I work in helping people with anxiety and depression, addictions, relationships and other counselling issues, in a solution-focussed way as a United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) Accredited Contemporary Psychotherapist. Contemporary Psychotherapy is an approach that combines and utilises the main effective models of psychotherapy to rapidly assess your situation and therapeutic needs, and define your desired outcomes. The timeframe to achieve your outcomes is appropriate to you and your needs, and is flexible to allow attendance in patterns different from the traditional same time every week.

My personal approach is down-to-earth, clear and reassuring; I aim to explain things in an engaging and understandable manner. The therapy aims to activate your own inner resources, as well as highlighting external resources you may have overlooked and could make more use of. This means that while there is a typically a focus on making changes in the present, the contribution and influence of the past is acknowledged and growth and healing are fostered through an appropriate attention to past events and relationships.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have worked in private practice for 14 years in east and central London, and also worked for over four years as counsellor for a GP practice in west London, working with a very diverse and challenging range of GP patients, providing invaluable clinical experience.

Advanced Diploma in Contemporary Psychotherapy (National Occupational Standards Level 7 - MSc-equivalent) - BeeLeaf Institute 2008 - 2013

NLP Master Practitioner - BeeLeaf Institute June 2009

Practitioner Diploma in Clinical Hypnosis, Advanced Certificate in Clinical & Strategic Hypnosis - BST Foundation, London 2006-08

MA Contemporary Cultural Processes, University of London Goldsmtihs College 1999
BA (Hons) 2:1 English Language and Literature, University of Newcastle upon Tyne 1993

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.


UK Council for Psychotherapy

The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.

As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.

UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

UK Council for 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.


£80.00 per session

Concessions offered for

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

EAP/Health Insurance Providers


Additional information

£80 hourly

Please contact me through this website or mention Counselling Directory when contacting me through my own site.


Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

Monday to Thursday, 9am to 8pm, 4pm Friday, appointments often available at short notice.

Working in-person at both sites again.

Also registered with Hypnotherapy Directory.

34 Grove Road
E3 5AX

The Plane Tree
31 Roman Road
E2 0HU

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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There are stairs at both of the east London locations.

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David Taylor

David Taylor