Meet the Team

All of our Clinicians have up-to-date DBS checks and safeguarding training.

Dr Emma Taylor -  Clinical Psychologist and Director

PhD, D Clin Psy, CPsychol, Dip CAT Practitioner, CAT accredited supervisor, AFBPsS

Meet the team | Psychology servicesI am the Company Director of Taylored Psychology, a Health and Social Care Council registered clinical psychologist and an accredited Cognitive Analytic Therapy practitioner and supervisor. I have over 25 years of clinical experience, including 15 years within the NHS.

I began my career as an academic, with a PhD in psychological therapy, and published in the fields of occupational and health psychology. In 1995, whilst working as a lecturer at Guy’s Medical School, London, I began a 2 year specialist therapy training in Cognitive Analytic Therapy. I decided to pursue a clinical career, enjoying the variety and challenges inherent in clinical work.

I qualified as a Clinical Psychologist in 2000 from University College London. Since then, I have worked in the NHS with adults and older adults in community mental health teams, physical health settings, psychiatric wards and with neurological conditions. In my last post, I was a service lead for Sheffield Teaching Hospitals. I have gained most experience in Cognitive Behavioural and Cognitive Analytical Therapies, attending numerous courses and training events in these approaches over the past 18 years. I have developed an interest in Buddhist principles, including compassion, mindfulness and acceptance, and this informs my therapy approach. I left the NHS to pursue my growing business and look after family in 2012. I now work full time, offering CAT, CBT, supervision, training and acting as an Expert Witness for family courts.

For further information follow this link for my CV:  Emma_Taylor

Please click the following links to read about the services I offer: CBT | CAT

Dr Sophie Payne - Clinical Psychologist

PhD, DClinPsy, BSc (Hons), C Psychol, HCPC Registered Psychological Practitioner (Clinical Psychologist), ILM Level 7 Certificate in Management and Executive Coaching

I am a Consultant CliniDr Sophie Paynecal Psychologist, Chartered with the British Psychological Society (BPS). I have worked in Academic and Clinical Psychology for over 20 years. Most of all I value supporting people through difficult times, sitting alongside them and bringing my skills and experience to help them.

When working in the NHS I have specialised in Clinical Health Psychology and in Occupational Health. I work with people with a wide range of acute and chronic health problems, including people living with and beyond cancer and after spinal injury. I offer individual therapy, teaching and supervision, and rehabilitation after life changing injuries. I am experienced working in multi-disciplinary teams, both in the NHS and privately funded, helping to shape the care that is offered to a client.

I have supported clients dealing with issues including stress, overwork, depression and anxiety when I was the clinical lead in an Occupational Health/Wellbeing support service for NHS staff as well as in my private practice. I am experienced in relating with Occupational Health Services to communicate individuals' needs at work. I designed and delivered the initial training for NHS staff at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals on Wellbeing when the Coronavirus pandemic was first developing.

Before qualifying as a Clinical Psychologist, I completed a PhD in Clinical Health Psychology, developing a Cognitive Behavioural Model to understand how people cope with a disfiguring condition. This knowledge is useful now when I work with people concerning their appearance. I have been a Clinical Lead, Service Lead and Operational Manager of NHS Psychological Services. I currently balance my two days working with Taylored Psychology with working in a Mental Health Team.

When I work with clients, I draw from a number of models, depending on their goals and needs. I specialise in Compassion Focussed Therapy using evidence based approaches from Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Mindfulness practice, Solution Focussed Therapy and Motivational Interviewing. I provide a safe and non judgemental space where you can be honest about your difficulties; I can share my understanding of your situation and my specialist skills and knowledge to help you to move forwards. 

Please click the following link to read about the services I offer: CBT | CFT

Laurence Keith - Counsellor In Training

Consultancy PGDip, Genetics BSc Hons, Integrative Counsellor in training, member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)

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I am in my final year studying for a Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy at The Academy S.P.A.C.E.. Since 2018 I have been on placement as an associate trainee with Taylored Psychology Ltd offering lower cost counselling under supervision from S.P.A.C.E. and with management and additional supervision from Dr Emma Taylor. Since 2019 I have also been on placement at Cruse delivering bereavement support, having completed their specialist bereavement training.

I offer integrative counselling based on person-centred values. I am empathic, caring and passionate about enabling people to make wise choices and positive changes, whatever that means for them. I have a wealth of experience of working with, listening to and helping people from many walks of life.

I started life in London, and now live in Sheffield where my family and I have made our home. I enjoy working with people from all walks of life. I have a post-graduate diploma in Leadership Consultancy and have regularly mentored young adults over the years. I have worked in the creative industries as a professional musician, and have over 15 years experience working in the banking and charity sectors in administration and office management. Here I learnt the value of being organised and working closely and creatively with colleagues in teams.

More recently, I have been a stay-home dad, looking after my two children so my partner can work full-time. At the same time, for 18 months I volunteered with St Luke’s Hospice as part of their bereavement telephone service.

I am currently offering low cost counselling.

Amanda Clark - Business Administrator

Meet the team | Psychology services

I graduated from the University of Sheffield with a degree in Music & Philosophy. Since then I have worked in administration, particularly in higher education, including the Finance Office at the University of Sheffield, and in the Research Office at Sheffield Hallam University. I am now working as a Business Administrator for Taylored Psychology. In my spare time I continue to pursue my musical interests, playing the piano, and playing double bass with amateur orchestras (most regularly with Sheffield Philharmonic).

Dr Pete Walpole - Consultant Clinical Neuropsychologist

BSc (Hons), Dip PsD Couns, DClinPsy, Dip Adult Clin Neuropsych, QiCN

Dr Pete Walpole I work in the NHS as a Consultant Clinical Neuropsychologist and am also a Chartered Clinical Psychologist with the British Psychological Society (BPS), a registered Practitioner Psychologist with the Health and Care Professions Council, a Full Practitioner Member of the BPS's Division of Neuropsychology, and a BPS approved supervisor for the Qualification in Clinical Neuropsychology (QiCN) (Adult). I've been working clinically for 25 years and have delivered training, consultation and supervision throughout this time.

After finishing my undergraduate degree in Psychology in 1993 my early career, during which I trained as a psychodynamic therapist, was in the addictions field. I then completed my doctoral Clinical Psychology training between 2002 and 2005 and on graduating developed an interest in diagnostic neuropsychology via working with older people with mental health problems, dementias, or both. Since 2010 I have worked in a dedicated NHS neuropsychology department with adults of all ages, initially in diagnostics and more recently with people undergoing neurosurgery, and I secured my QiCN in 2014. I teach regularly on training programmes for psychologists and medics and supervise both within and without the NHS.

Problems with cognition/thinking skills can result from traumatic brain injury and conditions such as dementia, as well as from psychological strain. I offer direct input to patients and their families, both around establishing a diagnosis and the uncertainty that can surround this, and also with regard to the management of established problems. I aim to integrate neuropsychological expertise with an empathic and respectful approach in order to help people understand the experiences they and others are having. I also offer supervision and consultancy to professionals working with people with cognitive problems relating to neurological and other causes.

Please click the following link to read about the services I offer: Neuropsychological Services

Jade Cooper - Business Administrator

Jade CooperI have a Psychology degree from the University of Sheffield where my course involved learning about mental health, neurological disorders and learning difficulties, their causes and the best treatment for each. Additionally, I have undertaken projects specialising in self-harm and self-destructive behaviours, schizophrenia and depression. I am currently in training to become a Social Worker.