You will find information about
psychotherapy, supervision, training, publications below. Please contact me
on 07852 761588 or
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com This will be held in person, Oxford based.
NEW! My second book Deepening Trauma
Practice: A Gestalt Approach to Ecology and Ethics is due to be published in
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
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. 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
Examples 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
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
I am author of several works on
'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,
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.;
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 https://doi.org/10.1037/hum0000215
My first book: Trauma Therapy and Clinical Practice:
Neuroscience, Gestalt and the Body, Open University Press.
was published in March 2014.
Buying options: Amazon.co.uk - click here!
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
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.
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.