Counsellor & Psychotherapist (BACP)
My name is Sean Taylor, I am a counsellor and psychotherapist working with adults face-to-face, online and by phone at HQ Therapy Rooms in Dalston, Hackney, London E8.
Life can often present us with unexpected testing situations that bring about experiences which may challenge our perceptions and beliefs in an unhealthy way. These challenges can potentially cause us to question our self-worth or abilities and inappropriately impact our self-esteem. Therapy offers a safe, private and confidential space where you can be heard considerably and respectfully without assumption, bias or judgement.
As your therapist, I am here to listen, consider and provide the time and space that you may need to adjust and settle into the therapeutic process, respectfully.
My support and assistance will always be provided with an attitude of positive regard towards you and your experiences and circumstance, with the acknowledgement of any attempts that you make in reaching your best and true self.
Very often, the real difficulty is not the circumstance itself, but rather our belief behind our experience that instructs the way we choose to respond to it; bereavement, family concerns, and addictions are prime examples of this, in which I can empathise, as fragments of my own experiences potentially may partially relate in a way that may be possible for me to help you to develop a deeper insight into your experiences.
My aim is to respectfully support and empower your autonomy In this emotional time, whether fortunate or unfortunate, so that we can both understand what your experiences symbolise to you and whether there are any barriers in those symbolic beliefs that are potentially causing or contributing to any issues at hand.
I will be there beside you in reflecting, exploring and processing any unwanted thoughts or certain behavioural patterns relating to your experiences so that you can identify whose or what ‘truth’ you have been experiencing and why so you can find a way to progress more fluently.
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 respect, trust and openness we are able to achieve.
I believe that all of us, given the right support, can learn effectively to self-manage our mental and emotional well-being. By booking an assessment with me, this is maybe the first step towards a more positive outlook.
I’m here to provide you with friendly, respectful, and comfortably safe therapeutic counselling experiences so that we can develop an ally based on a healthy and constructively therapeutic engagement.
THERAPEUTIC KNOWLEDGE & EXPERIENCE SPECIALISED FOCUS AROUND:
- Anxiety & Panic
- Bereavement, grief and loss
- Family concerns
- Relationship issues
My career path origins are rooted in the public sector and have been my focus of interest for over 15 years. My passion has always been with assisting and supporting others in their time of need and so I developed my career experiences firstly as a play and youth services, then at a children’s home residential services, family support worker, semi-independent support worker, residential services for vulnerable people, and observational family contact supervisor, respite residentials, specific needs teachers assistant.
I gained my work experience opportunity practising as a therapist with charities known as ‘Mind,’ ‘Barnet Carers,’ ‘Barnet Bereavement service’, ‘Hackney’s St joseph’s hospice’, and my other career experiences were based with ‘Hackney’, ‘Hammersmith’, ‘Tottenham’ & ‘Islington’ councils, ‘St Ann’s hospital’ mental health department, and currently in family mediation training for my accreditation.
My career journey has brought me to witness a variety of experiences that the aftermath can have on us, and through the opportunity to work with all ages, races, genders, relation preferences, and religions, I have seen what the simplest choices made towards improvement can do to someone.
It is a true privilege to witness someone begin to realise and actualise their own new beginning or an alternative choice of action in life and it is something that I wish for us all.
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