Dr Emma Taylor

PhD, D Clin Psy, CPsychol, Dip CAT Practitioner, CAT accredited supervisor, AFBPsS

I am the Company Director of Taylored Psychology, a Health and Social Care Council registered clinical psychologist and an accredited Cognitive Analytic Therapy practitioner and supervisor. I have over 25 years of clinical experience, including 15 years within the NHS.

I began my career as an academic, with a PhD in psychological therapy, and published in the fields of occupational and health psychology. In 1995, whilst working as a lecturer at Guy’s Medical School, London, I began a 2 year specialist therapy training in Cognitive Analytic Therapy. I decided to pursue a clinical career, enjoying the variety and challenges inherent in clinical work.

I qualified as a Clinical Psychologist in 2000 from University College London. Since then, I have worked in the NHS with adults and older adults in community mental health teams, physical health settings, psychiatric wards and with neurological conditions. In my last post, I was a service lead for Sheffield Teaching Hospitals. I have gained most experience in Cognitive Behavioural and Cognitive Analytical Therapies, attending numerous courses and training events in these approaches over the past 18 years. I have developed an interest in Buddhist principles, including compassion, mindfulness and acceptance, and this informs my therapy approach. I left the NHS to pursue my growing business and look after family in 2012. I now work full time, offering CAT, CBT, supervision, training and acting as an Expert Witness for family courts.

For further information follow this link for my CV: Emma_Taylor

Laurence Keith

Consultancy PGDip, Genetics BSc Hons, Person Centred Counsellor in training, member of the national counselling society

I am Laurence, I am studying for a Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy at The Academy S.P.A.C.E. I started life in London, and now live in Sheffield where my family and I have made our home. I offer person-centred, integrative counselling. I am empathic, caring and passionate about empowering people to make good choices, progress and live well, whatever that means for them.

I have a wealth of experience of working with, listening to and helping people from all walks of life. I have a post-graduate diploma in leadership consultancy and have regularly mentored young adults over the years. I have worked in the creative industries as a professional musician. I have over 15 years experience working in the banking and the charity sector. Here I learnt the value of being organised and working closely and creatively with colleagues in teams. More recently, I have been a stay-home dad, looking after my two children. At the same time, for 18 months I have volunteered with St Luke’s Hospice as part of their bereavement telephone service and completed further specialist bereavement training for Cruse. I also volunteer at Clifford Primary School, working one to one with struggling children. Now I am training at diploma level to be a counsellor with The Academy S.P.A.C.E., in placement with Dr Emma Taylor, clinical psychologist.

Dr Pete Walpole

BSc (Hons), Dip PsD Couns, DClinPsy, Dip Adult Clin Neuropsych, QiCN

Dr Pete Walpole I work in the NHS as a Principal Clinical Neuropsychologist and am also a Chartered Clinical Psychologist with the British Psychological Society (BPS), a registered Practitioner Psychologist with the Health and Care Professions Council, a Full Practitioner Member of the BPS's Division of Neuropsychology, and a BPS approved supervisor for the Qualification in Clinical Neuropsychology (QiCN) (Adult). I've been working clinically for 25 years and have delivered training, consultation and supervision throughout this time.

After finishing my undergraduate degree in Psychology in 1993 my early career, during which I trained as a psychodynamic therapist, was in the addictions field. I then completed my doctoral Clinical Psychology training between 2002 and 2005 and on graduating developed an interest in diagnostic neuropsychology via working with older people with mental health problems, dementias, or both. Since 2010 I have worked in a dedicated NHS neuropsychology department with adults of all ages, initially in diagnostics and more recently with people undergoing neurosurgery, and I secured my QiCN in 2014. I teach regularly on training programmes for psychologists and medics and supervise both within and without the NHS.

Problems with cognition/thinking skills can result from traumatic brain injury and conditions such as dementia, as well as from psychological strain. I offer direct input to patients and their families, both around establishing a diagnosis and the uncertainty that can surround this, and also with regard to the management of established problems. I aim to integrate neuropsychological expertise with an empathic and respectful approach in order to help people understand the experiences they and others are having. I also offer supervision and consultancy to professionals working with people with cognitive problems relating to neurological and other causes.

Amanda Clark

Business Administrator

I graduated from the University of Sheffield with a degree in Music & Philosophy. Since then I have worked in administration, particularly in higher education, including the Finance Office at the University of Sheffield, and in the Research Office at Sheffield Hallam University. I am now working as a Business Administrator for Taylored Psychology. In my spare time I continue to pursue my musical interests, playing the piano, and playing double bass with amateur orchestras (most regularly with Sheffield Philharmonic).

Charlotte De Kroon

Clinical Psychology MSc, member of BPS, BACP, EABCT, CBT and ACT therapist

I come from the Netherlands and moved with my family to Sheffield last summer (2017).

I graduated in Clinical Psychology from the University of Amsterdam in 1996.After my Masters I have followed additional studies, whilst working, including a training program to qualify as a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist, accredited by the EABCT (European Association of Behavioural and Cognitive therapy). I find Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is a great way of dealing with negative thinking and behaviour. It’s a clear, practical and active approach that most clients appreciate.

During my CBT training program, I got in touch with mindfulness and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). A beautiful thing about mindfulness/ACT is the kindness that’s incorporated in it. When I deliver CBT I always use some ACT and Mindfulness in it and the other way around!

I have been working in the short-term psychological health-care field for over fifteen years in different settings. I’ve had my own private practice in the Netherlands for 7 years until my move to the UK.

Now I offer CBT, mindfulness, ACT and counselling.I’m looking forward to meet you and to work together with you on the things you struggle with, whether it’s anxiety, stress, feeling low or a frustrating feeling that you just don’t get out of life what you want!

Jade Cooper

Business Administrator (Psychol BSc, MBPsS)

I have a Psychology degree from the University of Sheffield where my course involved learning about mental health, neurological disorders and learning difficulties, their causes and the best treatment for each. Additionally, I have undertaken projects specialising in self-harm and self-destructive behaviours, schizophrenia and depression. I am currently in training to become a Social Worker.

Dr Sarah Wallis

DClin Psy, BA (hons) HCPC Registered Practitioner Psychologist (Clinical Psychologist), ACAT Practitioner

Sarah Wallis I am an experienced Health and Social Care Council registered clinical psychologist and accredited Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT) practitioner. I have over 20 years of clinical experience in the NHS and several years as an independent psychological practitioner.

I qualified as a Clinical Psychologist in 2000 from the University of Sheffield and since then have worked in the NHS in community mental health teams, an early intervention in psychosis service, an acute psychiatric hospital, physical health settings, and in a psychological support service for NHS staff. I was a psychology service lead in Sheffield Health and Social care Trust for the Early intervention in Psychosis service and am currently service lead for the hepatitis C psychology service in Sheffield Teaching Hospitals. As well as offering individual therapy, I work with multidisciplinary staff teams to support them in understanding the psychological needs of patients through training, consultation and supervision. When working independently, I have offered CAT therapy, Brief Personal Reformulations for mental health professionals and worked as a CAT therapist in an eating disorders unit. I have experience of using a range of therapies ( Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, Compassion Focussed Therapy, Motivational Interviewing) which allow me to adapt the approach to the person I am working with, however I have gained most experience in Cognitive Analytic Therapy and find this to be an accessible, adaptable and effective model that can be applied at different levels and in many settings. I offer individual therapy, supervision and training.

For further information follow this link for my CV: Sarah_Wallis