About me

I am CBT and Integrative counsellor, working with many different issues. Anxiety, stress, low self esteem, depression, anger management, bereavement, relationship issues, Addictions, and many more.

I have experience working with teenagers, adults and couples. My counselling room is a relaxing and safe environment. I am member of the British association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP). DBS checked

People who come to counselling are ordinary people who are experiencing difficulties. Talking to trained counsellor is a way of understanding your life, and to take responsibility and choices of your own. I listen to what my clients are saying, for some people this is the first time anybody has listened to them. Take the first step to make positive life changes, make that call. Personal therapy for counselling students also available. Home visits by special arrangement.

Please call 01327 349805 or 07816 974306 or click here to email me.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Advanced diploma humanistic counselling.
  • Certificate in psychodynamic counselling
  • Certificate in CBT
  • Challenging Obesity (open University)
  • Human Nutrition (Open University)
  • Understanding Drugs and Addiction - King's College London.- future learn.
  • Also training in CBT, self harm, visualisation, dynamics of the body, cultural differences.
  • Trained in Visualisation and relaxation techniques.

Working in private practice at present for over 15 years, have also worked in schools with bereaved children, also volunteer within agency dealing with mental health issues.

Member organisations


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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

  • Jealousy
  • Couples counselling
  • Managing anger
  • Obesity.


From £45.00 to £65.00
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

£45.00 per session

£65.00 couples counselling

£40.00 zoom sessions available 

£80.00 emergency appointments 

payment Cash, card payment to Bacs 

Concessions for non or low wage. Always willing to negotiate fees for clients in real need who are willing to work in the counselling sessions.

Reduced fees for students on Person Centered, Humanistic counselling courses requiring personal therapy.


Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

9.00am - 7.30pm Monday to Friday 

9.00am - 1.00pm Saturday £55.00 individuals £70.00 couples 

emergency appointments £80.00

Further information

My practice is based in Weedon,

Please visit my website for further information http://firststepscounselling.co.uk

Lavender Cottage
15 New Street

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

In England and Wales, the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS, formerly known as CRB) carry out criminal records checks for individuals working with vulnerable groups, such as children. To find out more, visit gov.uk , or contact this professional directly

Ground floor counselling room

Online platforms



Valerie Taylor

Valerie Taylor