Johnnie Taylor

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BA(Hons) RMN PGDipCouns MSc Reg EMDR Assoc, Reg BACP
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Canterbury CT1 & Edinburgh EH1
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Are you living with the symptoms of emotional ‘trauma’, distressing memories and abrupt emotional triggers? Is this making life, work and relationships more difficult? Perhaps you experience flashbacks, intrusive thoughts, panic attacks, phobias, anger, fear? Maybe you get distracted, get startled, and even dissociate and lose your self? 

Modern therapies approach emotional problems through a 'trauma lens' knowing the ‘Body Keeps the Score’. Following extensive training, I can help you relate again to all parts of your self and process traumatic memories. I used internal family systems' therapy integrated with EMDR therapy.

My name is Johnnie Taylor. I am a BACP Registered psychodynamic therapist, specialising in Internal Family Systems’ (IFS) therapy; I am also an EMDR Association registered therapist; and I am registered with the Nursing & Midwifery Council. I have a 20-year background in NHS liaison psychiatry and in GP surgeries. I can help with complex difficulties.

I integrate Internal Family Systems’ and trauma (EMDR) therapies, to help you with relationship issues going back to experiences of neglect, abuse and abandonment. Often these early childhood problems show up as complex adult 'symptoms' that seem difficult to find and talk about. With a somatic and trauma focus, it is easier to locate hidden issues.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • BA Honours Journalism & Psychology, City University, London
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling, Goldsmiths College, University of London
  • Reg Dip in Mental Health Nursing, RMN, University of Greenwich
  • MSc Mental Health, combined NHS and Kings College London 
  • Postgraduate CBT training, Psychological Therapies, University of Sussex.
  • Attachment-informed EMDR Unleash Parts 1 & 2 training
  • IFS informed EMDR training with EMDR Focus
  • Judge for The Orwell Dystopian Fiction Prize 2024

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
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Other areas of counselling I deal with

  • Internal Family Systems' or parts therapy
  • Codependency
  • Recovering from narcissistic abuse
  • Complex post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Scapegoating
  • Attachment-focused EMDR
  • EMDR for complex trauma 
  • Intergenerational trauma 
  • Inner child healing 
  • meditation and body scan somatic approaches 


£80.00 per session
Free initial in-person or telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Students

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Aviva
  • BUPA

Additional information

Some concessions available

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

I offer some weekday evening sessions

Further information

  • EMDR Association Full Registered training with EMDR Works
  • Attachment Informed EMDR Unleash Courses 1 & 2 with Mark Brayne
  • Internal Family Systems and EMDR training with Annabel McGoldrick.

I work confidentially on zoom and use other platforms for trauma work and mapping of your parts 

Canterbury, Kent, CT1

Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh, EH1

Type of session

In person

Types of client

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

Key details

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