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Mel Taylor, Advanced Qualified Counsellor

Blantyre G72 & Glasgow G2
01698 721599 01698 721599 07925 247511 07925 247511 Registered / Accredited

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:

Landline 01698 850020, 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

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.

BACP

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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Therapies offered

  • Couples counselling
  • Psychodynamic therapy

Fees

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).

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

34 West George St
Glasgow
G2 1DA

33 Lime Grove
Blantyre
South Lanarkshire
G72 9JN

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None

Accessibility

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access Unspecified

Availability

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

Types of client

Adults
Couples
Families
Employee Assistance Programme

Supervision

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

Online supervision
Telephone supervision

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01698 721599 01698 721599

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