Mel Taylor, Advanced Qualified Counsellor
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:
Bereavement and loss
Alcohol and drug dependency
Depression or low mood
Low self worth, poor self-image
Work related issues - relationships/stress
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,
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 20 years, I have had a wide range of experience of working in different settings:
Relationship Scotland, Glasgow
Garnethill Counselling Training Centre, Glasgow.
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.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
I charge a standard rate of £50.00 for individuals, £55.00 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).