Who Am I?

I have 25 years of clinical experience. I began my career as a researcher evaluating stress management workshops for NHS staff. I studied a PhD which involved developing and delivering a brief Cognitive Behavioural Therapy service for shift workers in industry. This was supervised in a major research department, evaluating the effectiveness of therapy. I began to study Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT) in 1995. This is specialist therapy training over two years, involving taught work, supervised clinical cases within the NHS and my own personal therapy.

I qualified as a Clinical Psychologist in 2000 from University College London. Since qualifying, I have 15 years experience of working in the NHS with adults and older adults in community mental health teams, physical health and psychiatric wards. I have 2 years experience of working with acquired brain injury. In my last post, I was a service lead in Sheffield Teaching Hospitals. I am experienced in therapy, group work, neuropsychological assessment, supervision of staff and clinical psychology trainees, staff consultation and training. I have worked with complex depression, post traumatic stress, obsessive compulsive disorder, personality disorder, eating disorders, relationship difficulties, carer stress and cognitive difficulties including acquired brain injury and dementia. I have gained most experience in Cognitive Behavioural and Cognitive Analytical Therapy. In the last few years, I have developed an interest in Buddhist principles, including compassion, mindfulness and acceptance, and this informs my therapy approach. To meet family commitments, I started working in private practice in 2009 offering psychological assessments and therapy for individuals, occupational health providers and family courts; supervision and training. I left the NHS to pursue my growing practice and Taylored Psychology Ltd in 2012.

Example publications
Ives,G., Phelps, M., Taylor,E., Carter, C. and Crowther, L. (2013). Is there an expert in the house? The future for expert witnesses. Family Law, 43, 1041-1044.

Reynolds, S., Taylor, E., Shapiro, D.A. (1993). Session impact in stress management training. Journal of Occupational and Organisational Psychology, 66, 99-113.

Reynolds, S., Taylor, E. & Shapiro, D.A. (1993) Impact and outcome in stress management training. Journal of Community and Applied Social Psychology. 3, 325-337.

Taylor, E., Briner, R. and Folkard, S. (1997). Models of shiftwork and health: An examination of the influence of stress on shiftwork theory. Human Factors, 39, 67-82.

Taylor, E., Folkard, S. and Shapiro, D. (1997) Shiftwork advantages as predictors of health. International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Health, special edition on shiftwork, 3, 20-30.

Taylor, E. (1997). Shiftwork and health. In A. Baum, C. McNamus, S. Newman, J. Weinman and R. West. Cambridge Handbook of Psychology, Health and Medicine. Cambridge University Press.

Taylor, E. (1997). The psychosocial impact of having a cleft lip or palate. In A. Baum, C. McNamus, S. Newman, J. Weinman and R. West. Cambridge Handbook of Psychology, Health and Medicine. Cambridge University Press.

Taylor, E. (2006) Effective Discharge from Older Adult Functional Mental Illness Wards. Report written on behalf of the project steering group for Sheffield Care Trust.