You will find information about psychotherapy, supervision, training, publications below. Please contact me on 07852 761588 or by email:

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.


Forthcoming workshops:

Spaces are still available for the Relational Change workshop Working with Trauma: The Role of the Supervisor, in person in Oxford, 16th and 17th July 2021. Contact me at for booking.

The fifth Relational Change programme Contemporary Trauma Practice which can be taken at Diploma or Certificate level will begin in September 2021. Contact Martin Capps This will be held in person, Oxford based.


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Description automatically generatedNEW! My second book Deepening Trauma Practice: A Gestalt Approach to Ecology and Ethics is due to be published in July 2021.










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, including the therapeutic relationship and the wider field. My approach is non-pathologising and contextual, with the intention of avoiding the recreation of the dynamics of trauma. This ecological approach is at the cutting edge of relational therapy.
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 with trauma.

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. Reflecting my ecological and relational approach in my training style, I seek to model the principles I value. 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.

Examples of my workshops include:

                  I am Course Leader for a Certificate and Diploma in Contemporary Trauma Practice for Relational Change.

                  Choices in Trauma Therapy

                  The Missing Link

                  Understanding and Working with Dissociation

                  The Well-Resourced Therapist

                  The Well-Grounded Therapist (co-facilitated with Vienna Duff)

                  Healing Relational Wounds

                  Trauma Reflections

                  The Context of Trauma

                  Oppression, Trauma 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.

Workshop 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 Vol 13.no1


I am author of several works on trauma:

'On Safe Ground: Using Sensorimotor Methods in Trauma Work', 2013, British Gestalt Journal, 22:2 (5-13)

'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 Gestalttherapeut Forening 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 Rosa, R.; Tosi, S.; Pinna, V.; (eds).

Co-Authored with Vienna Duff: 2018, Reorganising the Traumatised Relational Field: The Well Grounded Therapist; British Gestalt Journal, Vol. 28, No In 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


My first book: Trauma Therapy and Clinical Practice: Neuroscience, Gestalt and the Body, Open University Press. ( 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.

To read my occasional blog, please visit

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 ( We seek to promote growth by working to improve relationships with individuals, groups and communities. 

Qualifications 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.

Updated May 2021.


Contact:   Tel: 07852 761588