Caroline Taylor

Title: Clinical Lead

Department: Our Therapists, Clinical Governance Team

Telephone: 0207 929 7911

Email: info@efficacy.org.uk

Qualifications:

  • Enhanced Post Graduate Certificate in CBT for Trauma (in progress)
  • Post Graduate Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (2013)
  • Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (2010)
  • BSc (Hons.) Psychology, with Health and Clinical Psychology (2003)
  • Chartered by the British Psychological Society
  • HCPC registered Clinical Psychologist
  • BABCP Accredited

Experience

Caroline has been involved with Efficacy for almost six years, initially she worked as a part-time Senior Therapist within London and wider Network. She has now gained a leadership role within Efficacy and continues to work with clients presenting with a wide range of mental health difficulties. She worked in the NHS for 15 years, holding a range of roles and responsibilities including research, leadership, supervision, consultation, and clinical governance alongside her clinical caseload. She enjoys working within the CBT model as it is transparent, collaborative, and pragmatic; giving a clear roadmap to support people in their goals and hopes for the future. She is committed to service and skills development, for herself and the team; to ensure effective and ethical treatment delivery within a reflective practice framework. Before her training in psychology and psychological therapy she was a chef, so she has a good grounding in fast paced environments.

Special Interests

Caroline has a core interest in working with all types of trauma presentations, and this is reflected in her current training at Oxford University. This covers Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), Complex PTSD and childhood trauma, as examples. Overall, Caroline enjoys working collaboratively with people on whatever they are struggling with; she has a strong skill set and working knowledge of working with a wide range of presenting problems, including depression and the range of anxiety disorders.

Her doctoral thesis related to reproductive losses; this is carried forward into her clinical work where she has a special interest in working with men and women’s reproductive health, losses and transitions (e.g. returning to work after maternity leave, not having children, abortion, miscarriage and traumatic births). She is also particularly interested in working with sexual dysfunction and difficulties with sexual intimacy.