Debbie Taylor MNCS (Accred) Dip.Couns
Counsellor and Psychotherapist
I value warmth, trust, safety and genuineness as essential in the counselling relationship and I gently encourage and empower clients to establish their goals. Acknowledging difference and individuality means I work to find the best fit for the person or the presenting issue. Counselling, I believe, is collaborative and I encourage and value feedback which in turn guides the pace and direction of the work.
Counselling can offer a space to be heard, to explore without judgement and the opportunity to process events or feelings. It can provide the potential for greater self-awareness, understanding and self-compassion and the possibility of creating different choices, new habits, a sense of direction or simply self-acceptance.
My previous nursing background provided vast experience caring for people from diverse backgrounds and is something that I believe supports my counselling work now, and my
understanding of the connection between mind and body.
Alongside private practice I have experience in voluntary settings including university and college counselling services and domestic abuse services. Collectively, issues have included bereavement, relationship difficulties, self -esteem, confidence, trust issues, anxiety, past domestic abuse and depression.
I am guided by the ethical framework of both BACP (British Association for Counselling and
Psychotherapy) and the National Counselling Society (NCS) and attend regular supervision and CPD (Continuing professional development).
The first session provides an opportunity to explore how we might work together, ask questions and tentatively explore a focus, any hopes and goals.
How I deliver therapy
I offer short and long term therapy to adults ranging from 18 years and above.