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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
Loneliness/Isolation
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:

mobile 07925247511,
E-mail meltaylor218@btinternet.com



Availabiity:

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

Experience:

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.   

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

From £40.00 to £55.00

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

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).

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

9am - 10pm Mon to Fri, Sat Sun by arrangement.

33 Lime Grove, Blantyre, South Lanarkshire, G72 9JN

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Couples
Families
Employee Assistance Programme

Supervision

In person
Online

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

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