Kate Taylor - Psychotherapist, Counsellor, EMDR Therapist
I am an experienced clinician and I have worked as a therapist in adult mental health in the NHS for over 15 years - in London and the South West. I also offer private sessions to clients - both short-term and long-term contracts. I work from a pleasant purpose built office at my house in Portwrinkle, a lovely sea-side village on the south coast near the Devon / Cornwall border. Portwrinkle is connected by a regular bus service and is a 15 minute drive from Torpoint and within easy access of Looe, Liskeard, Saltash and Plymouth.
My Training and Approach:
In 2004 I completed a 5-year psychotherapy and counselling training at Regent's College in London, graduating with an Advanced Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy and Counselling. My training gave me access to a range of therapeutic models, which allows me to offer the type of therapy that is most appropriate for the particular needs of each client. I draw on person-centred, psychodynamic, existential and attachment models in my practice. I have done extensive further post-graduate training over the years and my practice is also influenced by Compassion Focussed Therapy and Mindfulness. I am also trained in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing), which is an effective model for reducing symptoms of trauma. I see clients with a wide range of personal, emotional and relationship issues and more complex mental health problems. My experience also includes EAP work (referrals via Employment Assistance Programmes), working in a Family Therapy Team, facilitating therapeutic groups and providing individual and group supervision.
My Aim as a Therapist:
I offer a safe, confidential and non-judgmental therapeutic space in which you can talk freely about your difficulties. My aim is to support and encourage you to clarify your thoughts and feelings in order to gain self-awareness and insight and re-connect to your inner resources and potential. Together we can focus on identifying patterns and current obstacles and gain an increased understanding of your personal priorities in order to begin to make positive changes in your life.
If you would like a copy of my client information sheet please email me: firstname.lastname@example.org