TAP Taunton Association for Psychotherapy


Founded around 30 years ago now, TAP (Taunton Association for Psychotherapy) offers an annual programme of diverse and stimulating evening talks given by people from a wide professional and geographical field on the theme of psychological understanding.  TAP provides a forum for professional and interested lay people to achieve a deeper understanding of the human psyche through a psychotherapeutic approach.

 New Membership Year and Programme of Talks begin

We are pleased to release our 2014-2015 Programme of Talks which begins after the May Conference. The first talk will be given by Juanita Puddifoot on 'Past Life Therapy' on June 13th. See our Talks page for full details or download the Programme here.

Our talks are attended by a wide variety of individuals including, social workers, teachers, counsellors, psychotherapists, nurses, clergy, doctors and people with a purely personal interest.

TAP believes that we have much to gain from sharing individual insights developed in a variety of settings. TAP offers an opening for people in the Taunton area to talk and hear about relevant material, theoretical and clinical. It also acts as a channel through which we can meet people from further afield whose ideas and work are of particular interest.

All talks are on Fridays at 7:45pm

If you would like to have the opportunity to attend every talk free of charge then join TAP now! See below for all the benefits and a downloadable membership form.

Stop Press!! Full details of the 2014 Conference released.

We are pleased to announce that we have secured two distinguished speakers for this year's conference. Sir Richard Bowlby and Dr Una McCluskey will be talking on the theme of 'Loss & Significant Change' at Taunton Racecourse on Saturday 3rd May 2014. For full details and the booking form see below.

Full details of Conference 2014

Booking Form

If you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact our administrator, Suzie Grogan on 01823 661601. 


TAP membership provides you with a year of free talks, an opportunity to be the first to hear about our yearly conference and discounts attending our workshops. You will also be able to promote your own workshops to our members. 

 For £24 p.a. you will….

  • be able to attend all of our evening talks free of charge (normal fee £7 per talk)
  • receive a copy of the TAP yearly programme of evening talks
  • receive advance notice of the annual conference and a full programme and booking form when they are issued
  • receive a copy of our membership list. Your own name, address and professional details will be published and circulated to all other members later in the year
  • 10% discount at Brendon Books, Taunton
  • share occasional notices (up to two per year) by email from other organisations in the same field
  • be notified should there be any important news, eg. a change to the published programme
  • Students currently attending a counselling course can now join for a discounted rate of £17
  • If you wish to become a member of TAP please contact Suzie Grogan on 01823 661601 or complete the form below. 

To Join TAP fill in the following form JOIN TAP