Keeley Taverner

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Problems with narcissists? I can help you!
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Marlow SL7 & Uxbridge UB8
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About me

Are you baffled by your relationship with a narcissistic individual?

Are you exhausted by the mind games, gas-lighting and deceit?

Have you friends grown bored of hearing you talk about the same issues?

If so, fret not, you're not alone.  

There’s no two ways about it, narcissists are very difficult personalities. They’re sly, conniving and incredibly devious. Until you’ve been subjected to their abuse, you just won’t get it. This sad fact often results in their victims being increasingly isolated. Isolation exacerbates the narcissists control and creates a futile ground for further abuse.   When dealing with narcissists, it’s important to find your tribe, being alone is a fundamental part of the problem.  So, if like me, you’ve found yourself caught up in their web of confusion, lies and brutality, trust me, you’re not alone. Nor are you stupid, naïve, too sensitive, or too emotional - you’re just dealing with a very tricky personality type. You need to learn, understand and heal from the tricky situation you’ve found yourself in.

Narcissists have a profound way of getting into your head and under your skin. Where they’ll discombobulate you, reduce you to tears and leave you filled with doubt.  Overthinking and second guessing are a natural part of the process and its totally understandable why you’ve got caught. Mind games are standard practice and unsuspecting victims often get caught in their web. You see, a narcissist trades on your self-doubt and over time can leave you questioning your sanity. Their main ambition is to be your puppet master – they want full control and need you to be a faithful worshiper. Going toe to toe with a narcissist is not advisable, their nasty, highly manipulative, think on their feet and can quickly gaslight (to manipulate someone by psychological means into doubting their own sanity) and attack in a heartbeat. Beware, they do high conflict situations particularly well and if I’m right, you’re probably they type of person who avoids conflict at all costs. This toxic mix creates a perfect storm.

Empathy is not a quality they naturally possess.  They can mimic empathy (should a situation require it), but funnily enough, they prey on highly sensitive, empathic people to get their needs met.  They’ll abuse your compassion, crush your self-esteem, and leave you a quivering wreck - it’s hard to believe how much they just don’t care. If you’ve ever felt like caring is a curse, then you’re in the right place. I get it and have been in your shoes too.  Getting a narcissist out of your head takes learning, understanding and practice. Sign up for a call to talk about your situation - it’s time to reclaim your power.

About me

I am more than a ‘book smart’ psychotherapist and have transitioned from victim to victor. In love with a narcissistic man in my early 20s, I fully understand the roller coaster that comes from loving these tricky people.

From unskilled cashier in an abusive relationship to straight-talking, no nonsense psychotherapist. Self help books saved my life and inspired me to try education once again.  Today, I have a thriving private practice and specialise in supporting highly empathic people protect their giving nature

Find me on YouTube here: https://bit.ly/2oWdIX6

Training, qualifications & experience

Education:
Metanoia Institute, Ealing
MSc Person Centred Psychotherapy / Diploma / Supervision certificate

Current Work Experience:
Key 4 Change Founder

Resettlement Manager & Head CBT (Cognitive Behaviour Therapy) Facilitator
National Probation Service, seconded to HMP Wormwood Scrubs

Deliver a range of accredited CBT offending behaviour programmes on:
SOTP (Sex Offender Treatment Programme)  /  Motivational interviewing techniques  /  TSP (Thinking Skills Programme)  /  1:1 Domestic Abuse Programme  /  ETS (Enhanced Thinking Skills)  /  FOR (Focus On Resettlement  /  Diversity Awareness  /  Motivation to Change  /  Staff Awareness

Volunteer Experience:
Since 2004, I have volunteered with MIND, the Metropolitan Police, Penna Recruitment Consultancy, Turning Point, YOS (Youth Offending Service), NHS Clinical Commissioning Group, HMPS (Her Majesty's Prison Service), the London Borough of Hillingdon, RAPT (Rehabilitation of Prisoners Trust), CDG (Career Development Group) and Brunel University.

For further details regarding my experience please visit my linkedin profile: uk.linkedin.com/in/key4change/

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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BACP
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

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

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

1:1 Coaching Programmes
There may be certain personal goals you want to achieve, but for some reason you have fallen short; self-sabotaged (whether conscious or unconscious) or lacked the support needed in stepping outside your comfort zone.  Together we can create a clear plan and vision for your goals, a vision that promotes self-insight, strategies for dealing with set-backs and specific tailor-made tasks that safely supports you into the stretch zone. 

My coaching packages start from 10 sessions and are a mix of teaching, goal-setting, between session-tasks and progression reviews.  I offer coaching programmes on:

-  Healthy Intimate Relationships
-  Assertive Communication
-  Anger Management
-  Emotional Eating
-  Career Coaching 
-  Self Esteem
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Support & Therapy Groups:

Self Love Revolution: 6 week program

For further details regarding group encounters visit  http://www.meetup.com/www-key4change-com/

Fees

Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Aviva
  • Axa Health
  • BUPA
  • Health Assured

Additional information

To book a no fee fact-finding call click here: https://calendly.com/keyforchange/key-i-m-ready-for-change-session-15-min

Sessions fees are based on a sliding scale, dependant on the number of sessions required

Uxbridge | Marlow | Online

When I work

Daytime hours & evening hours Saturday mornings upon request

Further information

1:1 work supervised by:

Judy Harrison (Freelance) for further details visit:  http://linkd.in/1uugbYa

Group work supervision with:

Carmen Joanne Ablack for further details visit: https://www.linkedin.com/in/carmen-joanne-ablack-07544850/detail/contact-info/

Uxbridge only: wheel chair accessibility, waiting area and free car parking - spaces permitting


Key For Change, Marlow Place, 6 Station Road, Marlow, Buckinghamshire, SL7 1NB

Key 4 Change & Associates, Unit 2 Beasley's Yard, 126a High St, Uxbridge, Middlesex, UB8 1JU

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Supervision

In person
Online
Phone

Need a supervisor that truly understands the challenge of private practice? Lets talk and start to consider ways to move forward...

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