David Taylor

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London E2 & E3
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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 16 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, and as a counsellor in two London universities, 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

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UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)

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

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UK Council for Psychotherapy


£80.00 per session

Concessions offered for

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

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Axa Health

Additional information

£80 hourly; initial session of 75 minutes £100

Please contact me through this website, call, or mention Counselling Directory if contacting me through my own site.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Monday to Thursday, 9am to 7pm, 3pm Friday (start times).

Working in-person at The Plane Tree in Bethnal Green and online sessions.

Please note I am away from December 23rd to January 3rd.

David Taylor is also registered with Hypnotherapy Directory.

The Plane Tree, 31 Roman Road, London, E2 0HU

44a Fairfield Road, London, E3 2QB

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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Wheelchair user access
Wheelchair user access

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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.

There are stairs at both of the east London locations.

Online platforms

Google Meet