53 Bridge Street
01823 271712 / 07970 788024
Hello! My name is Beth Murray and I am a Psychosynthesis counsellor, accredited by BACP. I bring warmth and sincerity to counselling sessions, listening attentively and with empathy. I work in Taunton and see clients for short-term solution focussed issues, or long-term discovery where you may want to look deeper for self-understanding and healing. I respond to your needs for the pace, depth, and length of our time together. I can offer appointments during the day or evenings, in a comfortable, pleasant room, close to a car park. I work ethically and respectfully within the BACP Ethical Framework.
At this moment you may be looking for someone to support you through a challenging time.
When we feel upset we may try to sort the situation out ourselves. Sometimes we can. Sometimes we need the support and presence of another person to explore and unravel what is going on. It may be that we want to resolve a current difficulty, or we may want to understand a deeper issue or pattern, which recurs and blocks our lives and self-development.
It is my intention to provide a warm, empathic space where you feel safe, heard and valued when you are sharing and disclosing what is significant and meaningful for you. Our sessions are confidential.
Each one of us is unique and with different needs and it is for you to decide whether you would like short term or long term counselling, the depth of your exploration, and the pace towards self-awareness which feels right for you. I offer a willingness to support you without judgement.
My background in education introduced me to the importance of the development of self-esteem in each child's learning process and the value of healthy relationships. From there I began to work with groups of parents, completed a Certificate in Emotional Literacy, and later, trained as a counsellor with the Psychosynthesis Trust. My intent is to guide clients who are exploring their emotions and together to discover the path which is emerging from within.
Psychosynthesis is a holistic therapy, which pays attention to body, mind, feeling and spirit, to bring understanding and healing. It includes all parts of our humanity and seeks to understand our character and the background to the conscious and unconscious choices we have made in our lives. As we gain understanding, we are freer to make wise and compassionate decisions and to live more fully.
I bring life experience, a meaningful understanding my own history, a sense of engagement as a mother and grandmother, and warm attention. Regular supervision enables me to reflect on the issues which arise and how they may impact for the client and for myself.
If you would like a fuller picture and more information, please look at my website, www,bethmurraycounselling.co.uk and email me at
or ring me on 07970 788 024 if you would like to get in touch. I would be pleased to hear from you.
Training, qualifications & experience
Post Graduate Diploma in Psychotherapy and Counselling from The Psychosynthesis and Education Trust, London.
Accredited Registered member of British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy.
Post Graduate Certificate in Emotional Literacy.
I have led courses in "Effective Parenting".
I have trained in Non-Violent Communication.
I have a Certificate of Education.
I have a private practice in Taunton and I work voluntarily in a counselling agency.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Child related issues
- Drug abuse
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Postnatal depression
Other areas of counselling I deal with
- Grief and loss
- Life transistions
- Looking for meaning
At an initial introductory meeting we would talk about the situation which has emerged for you. If we mutually connect with each other and you feel comfortable with me, and I consider I am the right person to support you, we would then arrange our sessions, long term or short term depending on your needs, days and times for appointments.
I aim to find times which appropriately fit your schedule and which include times outside working hours.
The frequency of our sessions would be mutually decided at our initial appointment.
Sessions are for one hour and are £45 per session. Concessions may be possible and depend on circumstances.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Currently, I have spaces for new clients
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|