Karen Taylor UKCP (Reg), MBACP
Each one of us experiences moments, events and turning points that move us to re-evaluate our lives. Loss, separation, the challenges of relationships or the arrival of a new stage of life – all may create opportunities. Equally, when these experiences cause natural distress and profound emotions, it may sometimes be helpful to explore concerns with someone who is not a partner, relative or friend.
Psychotherapy can help with issues such as depression, anxiety and trauma. It is also sought by those who generally cope well, and who may be going through a transition or loss, experiencing difficulties, hoping to make changes or to find more fulfilment and meaning in their lives.
People often use psychotherapy to explore questions about relationships, identity, self-esteem and the perplexing patterns that seem to shape their lives. It may also help you to find new ways of managing anxiety and stress, to change unhelpful thinking habits – and to understand how the shadows of the past affect the present.
As well as providing support through a crisis, psychotherapy is concerned with strengthening those capacities associated with mental health. These might include: self-care, a compassionate attitude towards oneself, engagement in relationships, constructive thinking, developing one’s potential - and releasing outdated beliefs which once belonged to the past.
Training, qualifications and experience
I am a registered integrative psychotherapist and counsellor providing both short and long term individual psychotherapy to adults of all ages. I have prior experience in the NHS as an Honorary Counsellor at St. Bartholomew’s Hospital and as a psychotherapist at Kite Clinic.
I also have many years experience of providing career coaching to people from a wide variety of roles and sectors from the City to the media and creative industries. My earlier background includes working as an author and journalist.
As an integrative psychotherapist, my training combines a variety of perspectives including psychodynamic, attachment-based and cognitive behavioural (CBT) approaches. An integrative approach also seeks to embrace all the unspoken and unconscious ways in which we express ourselves – be it through thoughts, feelings, behaviour or the body.
The initial consultation is very much an opportunity to see if psychotherapy feels right for you. If we are both happy to go ahead, we will agree arrangements.
My practice is based in comfortable rooms two minutes walk from Earls Court tube in London, SW5 – within easy reach of Kensington, Chelsea, Fulham, Hammersmith, Barnes, Richmond, Putney, Wimbledon and Central London.
Areas of interest include:
- Anxiety and stress
- Loss, grief and disappointment
- Avoidance and ambivalence
- Self-esteem and confidence
- Life stages including mid-life and ageing
- Work issues, redundancy and careers
- Personal development and coaching
- Communication, conflict and creativity
For more information, please see www.intwominds.com
Please feel free to call to arrange an initial consultation.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for counsellors already trained in another modality
- Advanced Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy
- MA in Psychotherapy and Counselling
- Certificate in Counselling Skills and Attitudes
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Relationship problems
- Sessions: At the outset, we will discuss the likely number of sessions. Depending on your needs, this may typically range from a short term series of up to twelve sessions with a focus, to an open-ended arrangement. Sessions usually take place weekly and last for 50 minutes.
- Fees range from £70 - £80 per session (£65 for concessions).
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Day and evening sessions subject to availability.