Psychology and Psychotherapy Services Ltd

Staple Inn Buildings, High Holborn WC1V 7PZ & Delta House, Borough High Street, SE1 1HR.

Carl Taylor

Psychologist Specialising in Psychotherapy

BSc (Hons), MA, Post-MA Dip, PGDip, CPsychol, AFBPsS

I completed my undergraduate studies in Psychology with honours (BSc Hons) at Royal Holloway College (University of London) in 1998. Following that, I pursued a Master’s degree in Counselling Psychology at Regents College, and subsequently obtained a Post-Master’s Diploma in Existential Counselling Psychology.

Continuing my professional development, I furthered my expertise by acquiring a Post Graduate Diploma in Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT) in 2012. This allowed me to achieve accreditation as a CAT supervisor in 2014. Expanding my knowledge even further, I underwent clinical training in Mentalization-Based Therapy (MBT) and obtained accreditation as an MBT Practitioner with the British Psychoanalytic Council in 2015.

Clinical Experience

With over 21 years of clinical experience, including 14 years within the National Health Service (NHS), I have gained expertise in various areas. I began my career in 2002 working in psychotherapy services for universities and charitable trusts. In 2006, I focused on specialising in anxiety, depression, and personality disorders within the NHS.

During my time at the South London and Maudsley NHS Trust (SLaM), I held a senior position as the lead clinician for Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT) and Mentalization-Based Therapy (MBT) services in the Lewisham Integrated Psychological Therapies Service (Lewisham IPTT).

Throughout my professional career at SLaM, I have worked in Psychiatric Inpatient Wards, Community Mental Health Teams, and Integrated Psychology and Psychotherapy services. I have provided clinical consultation to colleagues and supervised and managed qualified and trainee clinical and counselling psychologists.

Since leaving the NHS in 2020, I have continued to support individuals facing long-term difficulties. My primary focus is creating a safe and collaborative environment where we can explore and overcome barriers to personal growth and overall well-being.

I have worked in various settings within the NHS and provided supervision and consultation to other professionals. Currently, I am dedicated to helping individuals overcome challenges and achieve personal growth and well-being.

Specialist Trainings

Mentalization Based Treatment (MBT)

Practitioner Training with Dr Peter Fonagy & Dr Anthony Bateman – Anna Freud Centre, 2015

Family Mentalization Workshops (MBT-f) – Anna Freud Centre, 2014

Basic Training with Dr Peter Fonagy & Dr Anthony – Anna Freud Centre, 2010

MBT, Maudsley Psychotherapy Service workshop, 2010

Personality Disorder Workshops

International Personality Disorder Examination (IPDE), diagnostic assessment training, 2014

Borderline Personality Workshops, Maudsley Psychotherapy Service, 2012 to 2014

London Personality Disorder Knowledge and Understanding Framework, 2010

Transference-Focused Psychotherapy (TFP)

Workshop for narcissistic personality with Dr Diana Diamond, 2019

TFP workshop, 2019

TFP 6-Day Training Programme, 2017

TFP workshop, 2016

2-day conference, with Dr Otto Kernberg, 2016

Clinical Supervision

Relational Skills in CAT Supervision, Association of Cognitive Analytic Therapy (ACAT), 2014

Clinical Supervisor Workshop (Part 2 of BPS accredited supervisor training) Department of Applied Psychology Canterbury Christ Church – Salomons, 2013

Clinical Supervisor Workshop (Part 1 of BPS accredited supervisor training) Department of Applied Psychology Canterbury Christ Church – Salomons, 2011