Tamsin Taylor Pg Dip MBACP
32 Wilbury Avenue
01273 236135 / 07887 907599
Sometimes we feel lonely and isolated and find it difficult to talk about our feelings and fears.
Events and experiences in our lives can throw up hurdles and challenges which are difficult to negotiate. We may feel we lose direction, and sense of our own identity and purpose. The people in our lives may not be able to offer us the kind of support we need.
If you decided to see me for counselling sessions my first priority is to create a warm, safe, non-judgmental environment, so you are able to explore the issues or decisions important to you. My role is not to advise you what to do, it is to listen to your concerns and build a trusting relationship, so you can begin to gain clarity and acceptance.
I believe the relationship that develops between a client and counsellor is the key to therapeutic change which is why I feel it is important that we meet before you commit to therapy sessions. I offer a 30 min, free of charge initial session so you are able to meet me and decide if my approach will be suitable for you.
I am an experienced and approachable, fully qualified humanistic counsellor. I currently work in private practice where I see individuals on either a short or long term basis, depending on requirements. I am happy to discuss your individual needs on the phone, or via email, before we meet.
I have worked extensively with clients suffering with depression and anxiety, often helping clients when they decide they wish to stop taking anti depressants. It is common for me to work with individuals with relationship issues, weather that be with a spouse, partner, family member of friend. I really enjoy working with adults and young people alike. I have had the pleasure of working with student counsellors as they complete their university counselling course, which is always a fascinating journey to be part of.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a Postgraduate Diploma in Person-Centred Counselling from Brighton University and I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and adhere to their ethical framework. My therapy room is on Wilbury Avenue, Hove.
I continue to expand my training by regularly attending short courses and training days. I have gained certificates in transactional analysis (TA101), trauma counselling with adults and working with childhood trauma, eating disorders, specially anorexia, bulimia and binge eating disorder. Working with sand tray. Spirituality and counselling. Difference and diversity. Art therapy. This is a snap shot of the more recent trainings.
As well as working in private practice I have worked as a school counsellor so held a CRB certificate. I also worked at the As You Are Centre in Southwick. The clients accessing these settings provided me with invaluable experience working with a broad age range, with diverse issues and concerns.
Many of the clients I have had success with have been struggling with relationship issues. Sometimes with their husband, wife or partner, sometimes it is with parents and children. I believe counselling can help you see what you need from relationships and the best way forward in your given circumstances.
I have extensive experience working with survivors of abuse.
I have also worked for many years in the private sector, where I trained staff and consulted with senior management. I therefore have gained insight to the stresses faced by all levels throughout a business.
I currently work with a number of local businesses offering sessions to individuals. These sessions are designed to help the staff work through work related stress issues as well as addressing aspects of their personal life which could be impacting their daily working life.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Passive aggressive behaviour
My fees start at £40 per 50 min session
£25 for training counsellors
Bespoke corporate packages available.
I have a number of low cost spaces available.
I have experience working with adults and young people dealing with:
Abuse, Anger Management, Anxiety, Addictions (including Drug & Alcohol), Depression, Fears, Bereavement & Loss, Trauma, Relationship issues, Low Self-Esteem, Panic Attacks, Paranoia, Child Related Issues, Stress, Work related issues, Eating Disorders, General Counselling.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|