will find information about psychotherapy, supervision, training,
publications below. Please contact me on 07852 761588 or by email: email@example.com
My office hours are Tuesday - Thursday, 10.00-4.00. My practice is
based in Ely. I am no longer taking referrals for psychotherapy.
Please contact me for enquiries about supervision, consultation or training.
fifth Relational Change programme Contemporary Trauma Practice is now full.
Contact Martin Capps firstname.lastname@example.org for details of the waiting list or to
register interest for future training.
My second book Deepening Trauma Practice: A Gestalt Approach to Ecology and
Ethics has now been now published.
About me I am a
Gestalt psychotherapist registered with UKCP. I have been in private practice
since 1995. I worked for an independent trauma service for over six years,
and previously as clinical lead of a young peoples' service.
Many people have concerns about who they
are in the world, where they fit and how they are received. These questions
become more pressing when we face difficult circumstances. I am interested in
this relationship between self and other, and how we approach or withdraw
from contact, and this includes the therapeutic relationship.
I resource myself through my strong connection to nature, which took me to a
Wilderness Experience in the US in 2014, and supports my capacity to listen
deeply. I have a regular personal meditation practice, I do tai-chi, walk, read
widely, enjoy world cinema and music, and play the cello.
Supervision and Consultation
I am a supervisor of qualified counsellors and psychotherapists, individually
and in groups. I also offer specialist consultation for practitioners working
Training and Talks
I have been teaching adults for over thirty years , firstly in personal
development, and later in counselling and psychotherapy. I have been a
Primary Tutor, Academic Consultant and examiner at Metanoia Institute, and
present workshops in the private, voluntary and statutory sectors, as well as
for psychotherapy conferences in the UK and internationally. I teach in
English, and am used to working with a translator. I offer a range of
workshops, and enjoy being able to pass on some of my specialist interests in
trauma, the body, neuroscience and relational connection.
of my workshops include:
I am Course Leader
for a Certificate and Diploma in Contemporary Trauma Practice for Relational
Choices in Trauma
The Missing Link
Working with Dissociation
Therapist (co-facilitated with Vienna Duff)
Healing Relational Wounds
and the Body
I have presented at
national and international conferences, including as an invited keynote
speaker at the PACFA conference in Sydney in 2019 and did a plenary
presentation at the AAGT conference in Toronto in 2018. I present workshops
and seminars regularly for nscience in London,
Dublin and online.
testimonial 'Miriam Taylor, I loved her workshop. It was
called the Well-Resourced Therapist, and she integrated it all with a Gestalt
framework in a way that I hadnt been exposed to before. So it was very
affirming and enriching. One of the things that stood out for me was Miriams
embodied practice and her congruence with her own work in herself, in her
presence, in her very, very finely tuned embodied presence and the importance
of that in her work with people who are traumatised, in addition to how it
also supports her to her sustain herself.' Kath McCarthy, GANZ Review 2016
Television and interviews: An
interview with me about neuroscience, trauma and Greek tragedy was recorded
by Italian national television service RAI on 29th May 2015. An interview
with Guy Macpherson for the Trauma Therapist Project Podcast series was
released in October 2015. Click here to hear it.
Relational Change I
am a member of the Leadership Team for Relational Change (www.relationalchange.org).
We seek to promote growth by working to improve relationships with
individuals, groups and communities.
am author of several works on trauma:
'On Safe Ground: Using Sensorimotor Methods in Trauma Work', 2013, British
Gestalt Journal, 22:2 (5-13)
Chapter: Undoing the Splits: A
Relational Field Perspective on Trauma in 'The Aesthetic of Otherness:
Meeting at the boundary in a desensitsed world'
2018, Bloom, D.; Djoric, D.;.Roubal,
J.; Cannavo, M.; La FRosa,
R.; Tosi, S.; Pinna, V.; (eds).
Co-Authored article with Vienna Duff:
2018, Reorganising the Traumatised
Relational Field: The Well Grounded Therapist; British Gestalt Journal,
Vol. 28, No2
the Face of Trauma: Ethics, Relationship and the Possibility of Presence,
2019, Gestalt Review, Vol. 23, No.3, 261-276
Collective Trauma and the Relational Field,
2020, The Humanistic Psychologist, 8(4): 382388, American
Psychological Association https://doi.org/10.1037/hum0000215
book: Trauma Therapy and
Clinical Practice: Neuroscience, Gestalt and the Body,
Open University Press. (www.mcgraw-hill.co.uk/html/0335263097.html)
was published in March 2014.
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Review of my
book: 'Miriam Taylor's [book] is a major contribution
to Gestalt therapy's growing catalogue of clinical literature...A
clinically sound, theoretically grounded, and highly practical guide to
working with victims of trauma ..[the]presentation of the Window of
Tolerance and the Integrative Model of Change are clinical gems' Peter
Cole, Gestalt Review, Vol 20, No 1, 2016
Both French and Italian translations of my book are now available.
article about research 'On Being Essentially Nosey' was published in French
translation in La lettre de recherche en Gestalt-therapy by the Commission Mixte Recherche in April 2015.
'Reconnecting after Trauma: From the personal to the political' translated
into Norwegian for : Gestalt, the magazine of the Norsk
Vol 1:1 2017
'Developing a Trauma Mindset' translated into French in Journal de Psychologues, No 359, July 2018
Undoing the Splits: A Relational Field Perspective on Trauma in 'The
Aesthetic of Otherness: Meeting at the boundary in a desensitsed
world' 2018, Bloom, D.; Djoric, D.;.Roubal, J.; Cannavo, M.; La FRosa, R.; Tosi, S.; Pinna, V.; (eds).
article with Vienna Duff: Reorganising the Traumatised Relational Field:
The Well Grounded Therapist; British Gestalt Journal, 22:1, 2018
read my occasional blog, please visit herenowsite.wordpress.com
I have an MSc in Gestalt Psychotherapy from Middlesex University, and a
Diploma in Gestalt Psychotherapy from Metanoia Institute. I also have an
Advanced Diploma in Humanistic Integrative Counselling, my original
qualification being in Education.