My name is Sean Taylor, I am a qualified Therapeutic Counsellor practicing at HQ Therapy Rooms in Hackney, London E8.
Are you experiencing intrusive or conflicting ruminating thoughts of worry about your future or current circumstances? Do you feel an acute sense of self-awareness, particularly when in social environments with feelings of internal entrapment on a personal level? Or are you feeling defeated, guilty or ashamed of certain choices that you have made in which is presenting a level of Isolation, loneliness or separateness from others?
Very often, the real difficulty is not the circumstance itself but rather the way we choose to respond to it. I believe that given the right support, we can learn to manage our well-being. Life can often present us with unexpected tests and uninvited challenging situations that can negatively impact our mental and emotional wellbeing. Very often, the real difficulty is not the circumstance itself but rather the way we choose to respond to it.
As a therapeutic counsellor, I offer a safe and confidential space where you can express yourself freely, whilst being respectfully heard without bias or judgement. 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. Through this exploration, we well identify whose ‘truth’ you are living, whilst respectfully listening to you so that I can understand how these issues are affecting you.
Together, we will reflect and make sense of any issues and how they may impact on your thoughts, feelings, and beliefs. 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 unable to move forward. Whatever the struggle maybe, I will empathise by walking alongside you through your experience subjectively, allowing me to imagine your experiences through my own thoughts, feelings, as part of my own journey in understanding you.
I believe that all of us, given the right support, can learn effectively to self-manage our wellbeing – either by acknowledging our entitlement for peace or by gaining a better understanding of our own self-worth. I’m here to offer you help and support through experiences that may be causing an uncomfortable emotional state.
Areas I work with
I have worked with clients on a wide range of therapy 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 acknowledged and respectfully understood is vital in the process of therapy, and so the work we do together is shaped by the level of mutual trust and openness so that we are able to achieve progress on our journey.
Qualifications and Experience history:
- I have 16 years of experience working in the public sector and several other 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).
- 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, which eventually led to my current work as a self-employed therapist and mediator.
- While studying to become a therapist, I gained the opportunity to work for several charities such as Mind, Barnet Carers, and Barnet Bereavement Service 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, while working towards my accreditation with the BACP.
Sean Taylor, Therapeutic Counsellor can be reached using the following:
Email: [email protected]
Mobile: 07724 919615
I’m happy to talk on the telephone about fee’s or any concerns or questions you may have about the process or by email.
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