Mel Taylor

Mel Taylor

27 Sandyford Place
G3 7NG

33 Lime Grove
South Lanarkshire
G72 9JN

01698 721599 / 07925 247511

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About me

Is life getting you down? Have you felt unhappy or perhaps overwhelmed by circumstances or events, either in your personal or work life? Have you suffered loss?..been anxious about relationships?..or felt uncertain about who you are or what you want out of life?

Being able to express feelings about your difficulties, to a counsellor like myself can help you gain emotional support, a better understanding of yourself, and the insight and skills you may need to make decisions that are right for you.

Why not contact me to discuss what you may need and want from counselling?

Areas I specialise in:

Couple Counselling
Bereavement and loss
Pet bereavement
Alcohol and drug dependency
Depression or low mood
Low self worth, poor self-image
Sexual orientation
Work related issues - relationships/stress
Health concerns
Eating difficulties

What to do next:

Contact me either by landline, mobile, or e-mail. I will return your contact usually within the same day, when we can discuss briefly your difficulties and how counselling could help you.

My contact details:

Landline 01698 850020, mobile 07925247511,


I offer appointments during all days of the week, and in the evenings. If you have a specific request for an early or late appointment, I am happy to discuss this with you.

Training, qualifications & experience

Training and Qualifications:

I am a qualified counsellor and counselling supervisor, and an accredited practitioner with the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP).

My main qualifications are:

Post-graduate Certificate in Couple Counselling, Relationship Scotland (2016)

Post-graduate Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling,

Scottish Institute of Human Relations (SIHR), 2002

Post-graduate Certificate in Psychodynamic Supevision,
(SIHR), 2008

Other training and qualifications:

P/G Diploma in Social Work, Robert Gordon University 2005
BSc Maths, Glasgow Caledonian University 1991


I currently work in my own private practice, providing counselling to individuals and supervision to trainee counsellors.

Over the last 10 years, I have had a wide range of experience of working in different settings:

NHS Lanarkshire Domestic Abuse service
NHS Glasgow GP surgeries
NHS Glasgow Sandyford Initiative, Sappho Counselling service
North Lanarkshire College Counselling service
CRUSE Bereavement, Glasgow

I enjoy my work as a counsellor, and I have remained enthusiastic and motivated to help and support people through their most difficult, stressful and uncertain times in their lives.
I myself, have sought counselling in the past, which I found to be invaluable, providing me with the space I needed to gain support and resolve my difficulties.
Counselling requires a commitment from both yourself and I, to work hard, to develop trust, meaning and safety between us, to enable you to gain support, understanding, and a resolution of your difficulties.

If this sounds like something you are seeking to do, don't hesitate to contact me.   

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I charge a standard rate of £45.00 for individuals, £50.00 for couples. I am happy to negotiate a fee if you are a student or on a low income.
I do not charge for cancellations or holidays, if I am given prior notice (48 hours).

Maps & Directions

Glasgow, G3 7NG
Blantyre, G72 9JN

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: Unspecified


9am - 10pm Mon to Fri Sun noon - 10pm

Types of client

Employee Assistance Programme

Supervision & training

I am a qualified supervisor, having gained a Certificate in Psychodynamic Supervision from the Scottish Institute of Human Relations in 2008.

Online supervision:Yes
Telephone supervision:Yes
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