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Carl Taylor

High Holborn WC1V
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About Me

I know it can feel daunting when you are trying to find an appropriate psychologist or psychotherapist to help you through a difficult time in your life. With so many different models and approaches on offer it is often confusing knowing who is likely be the most helpful for you at this time.

To help you, I offer a free of charge, no-obligation telephone or video conference consultation, to help you to decide if I'm the right therapist for you. I would recommend that you speak to a few different clinicians and go with the one that feels right for you.

Contact me to arrange an intial consultation, take the first step.

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"I recently consulted Carl on a one-off professional matter. What drew me to him was his extensive knowledge across various therapeutic modalities and his experience in a range of NHS services. I was very impressed at how responsive and on the ball he was. His many years of experience made his advice particularly insightful, and I would absolutely consult him again in the future." JulianpascS

Make the changes in your life with goal-oriented therapy.

I provide evidence-based brief or longer-term therapy to suit your individual needs and circumstances. I have 18 years of clinical experience, including 14 years within the NHS. I am a Chartered Counselling Psychologist, registered with the British Psychological Society (BPS) and the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).

My work is goal orientated and focused on helping you to make changes in your life for the better. I will help you to understand how your problems may have developed and how they are maintained.  I take a direct and down to earth approach with therapy to help you move forward by revising unhelpful patterns of thinking, feeling, and behaving.

Therapies offered:

Integrative Psychotherapy

As a psychologist, I have trained in both cognitive and psychodynamic models of psychotherapy. I have worked across a wide range of mental health problems. I am able to draw on a range of theoretical orientations, evidence-based practices, and my extensive clinical experience to tailor therapy to meet your individual needs.

Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT)

I am an accredited CAT Practitioner and Clinical Supervisor, with the Association for Cognitive Analytic Therapy (ACAT).

Mentalization-Based Therapy (MBT)

I am an accredited Mentalization-Based Treatment Practitioner, with the British Psychoanalytic Council.

Call me for a free, no-obligation telephone /Zoom consultation, we can think together about what would be most helpful for you at this time.

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View practice address
First Practice
South Building
Staple Inn
High Holborn


I also provide my services online.

Issues often worked with

Interpersonal relationships
Personality disorders
Sexual abuse
Family issues
Emotional abuse
Suicidal thoughts

Therapy offered

In person
On video

Client groups



Weekly individual face to face therapy, sessions (50-minute sessions) in Central London with excellent access to public transport. The closest tube is Chancery Lane (Central line).

Online sessions available via video conference calls, recieve the same high quality service from the comfort of your own home.

The fee for regular sessions is £90 - £110, depending on the time of the day (peak/off-peak slots). I offer 10% on a block booking of the first 6 therapy sessions when paid in advance. Session fees are payable by bank transfer, debit card or cash, either prior to or at the appointment (all major cards accepted.

Health Insurance Approved Psychologist

If you have private health insurance, your insurance may cover the cost of your therapy. I am a recognised psychologist with number of medical insurers including, AXA, Aetna, Aviva, BUPA, Cigna, General & Medical, Vitality and WPA.

Usually, you will need to contact your insurer who will be able to confirm what services are covered and they will provide you with authorisation. Simply provide me with your full name, your insurance company name, your policy number, the authorisation code, as well as your home address and date of birth and I will invoice your insurer directly for the session fees.

Clinical supervision

Clinical supervision sessions in person or via Zoom are charged at £80 per session. I am registered with the BPS as an applied psychology practice supervisor and I am an ACAT accredited clinical supervisor.

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Training and qualifications

Clinical Expertise

I held a senior position within the NHS, as the lead clinician for both the Cognitive Analytic Therapy service and the Mentalization-Based Therapy service. Over the course of my professional career, I have supervised and managed both qualified and trainee clinical and counselling psychologists.


Having graduated in 1998 from Royal Holloway College (University of London) with BSc (Hons) in Psychology, I went on to complete a Masters in Counselling Psychology at Regents College and then a Post Masters Diploma in Existential Counselling Psychology.

Continuing with my professional development, I attained a Post Graduate Diploma in Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT) in 2012 and went on to attain accreditation as a CAT supervisor in 2014. Further developing my interest in working with complex cases I pursued clinical training in Mentalization-based Therapy and attained accreditation as an MBT Practitioner with the British Psychoanalytic Council in 2015.

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Verified professional membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy British Psychological Society HCPC (Practitioner psychologist) Association for Cognitive Analytic Therapy