Life can often present us with unexpected tests and uninvited challenging situations that can negatively impact our mental and emotional wellbeing.
As a therapist, I offer a safe, private and confidential space where your circumstance can be heard and properly respected without assumption, bias or judgement.
Psychotherapy and Counselling with Sean Taylor
I am a qualified therapist with many years of experience working in the social sector, working in areas such as, family contact support and supervision, autism and learning difficulties, and as a mental health residential support worker, whilst also currently working as a family and neighbour mediator.
As a qualified therapist, one of my roles is to support you through the process of exploring the origins of any unhealthy learned behaviours and beliefs, and through this exploration identifying whose ‘truth’ you are living.
I will support you in a non-judgemental manner by firstly focusing on listening to you so that I can understand what is going on for you and how these issues are affecting you. Together we will reflect, appreciate and make sense of the issues and how they may impact on your thoughts and beliefs.
Very often, the real difficulty is not the circumstance itself, but rather the way we choose to respond to it; bereavement, family concerns, and addictions are a prime example of this. I am able to empathise with your struggles, by bringing my own experiences of such life events to our therapy session.
I believe that all of us, given the right support, we can learn effectively to self-manage our mental and emotional wellbeing. Talking with a counsellor can be the first step towards a more positive outlook.
Areas I work with
I have worked with clients on a wide range of issues including:
- Anger and rage
- Addiction and dependency
- Anxiety and panic
- Bereavement and grief
- Parenting and family issues
- Relationship problems
- Self-esteem and Self-worth
- Stress and overwhelm
Having a sense of being accepted for who you are right now, flaws and all, is vitally important in the counselling process, and so the work we do together is shaped by the level of mutual trust and openness we are able to achieve.
As a therapist, I believe that when difficult experiences are left unchallenged or unresolved, the issues slowly begin to impact our confidence, relationships, work and our general sense of wellbeing, leaving us feeling anxious, depressed and unable to move forward.
Qualifications and Experience history:
I have 16 years of experience working in the public sector and the several social support roles. These have allowed me to gain the opportunity to engage with a diverse range of people of different age groups, gender, race, sexual preferences, and religious beliefs who required some level of support.
My Journey in the public sector eventually led me to study counselling skills in 2011.
Following this, I completed a degree in therapeutic counselling, and subsequently, in 2015, a diploma in REBT – Rational Emotive Behavioural Therapy at the College of Cognitive Therapy which is related to CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy).
Additionally, I qualified in Group Facilitation at The Gestalt Centre in 2015.
In addition to studying to be a therapist, I gained the opportunity to practise for charities such as Mind, Barnet Carers, and Barnet Bereavement Services where I was counselling carers who cared for family members. I also gained experience as a therapist at St Joseph’s Hospice Bereavement Service, which was also bereavement focussed.
Training & Qualifications
- Degree in person centred approach.
- Diploma in Rational Emotive Behavioural Therapy- (REBT) 2015
- Diploma in Gestalt group facilitation 2015
I have self-studied ‘Acceptance commitment therapy & shadow work,’ amongst other theories and approaches, whilst working towards being accredited by the BACP.
You can either call or email me. I’m happy to talk on the telephone about any concerns or questions you may have about the process.
£50 for a 50-minute session; please do not hesitate to contact me to enquire about low fee sessions for students, single parents, and minimum wage difficulties.
Assessment lasts 1 hour, £30.