Foluke Taylor


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Foluke is Counsellor/Psychotherapist, MBACP and an Independent Social worker.

“I write, and I teach, and I practice therapy. During my twenty plus years’ experience as a counsellor/psychotherapist and social worker, I have worked in the public, voluntary and private sectors, including the NHS, Education, Local Authority and International Development.

My writing includes essays, fiction and creative non-fiction exploring relational themes such as self, identity, family, community and parenting. I use writing as a tool in practicing therapy (and research) and appreciate the ways in which it operates as a navigational aid for the complex set of arrangements sometimes known as ‘Babylon’.

In responding to trauma – including intergenerational trauma – I draw on these creative strategies, as well as narrative and collective narrative approaches, and my psychodynamic qualifying training. I see the black musical archive as an underutilised therapeutic resource and like to hang out there.”

Foluke’s memoir/bio-mythography ‘How the Hiding Seek’,was published in October 2018 and she is enjoying the conversations that have arisen as a result.

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