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BSc HONS: Adv Dip: PG Dip: MBACP
Please note: I am unable to take general enquiries until 5th September 2022

About me

Whatever your reason for considering counselling at this time of your life, the process of beginning can be daunting. I am Abby, a fully qualified counsellor and psychosexual therapist with several years of experience working with individuals and couples in a range of settings.

As your therapist, together we will work on

  • Exploring and building emotional resilience
  • Developing long term tools to manage conflict
  • Over-coming difficulties
  • Re-establishing goals to enable you to live the life you choose

I provide a safe, non-judgemental space for you to explore and perhaps understand the cause of your discomfort and discover options or new experiencing feelings that are more manageable. As an Integrative counsellor I tailor the therapeutic environment to meet your needs and help you achieve your goals.

I have developed my practice working in a number of settings. Through working for charities, specifically dealing with trauma and mental health as well as within the NHS and private practise I have successfully supported clients in taking steps to achieve their goals, over-come internal obstacles and live the life they desire. I specialise in working with-

  • Depression and Anxiety
  • Anger and Aggression
  • Self Esteem and Confidence
  • Trauma
  • Sexual Difficulties
  • Relationship Difficulties


Training, qualifications & experience

Training and Qualifications
Post Graduate Diploma Psychosexual and Relationship Therapy
Certificate in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
Advanced Diploma in Humanistic Integrative Counselling
Diploma in Integrative Humanistic Counselling
Certificate in Integrative Humanistic Counselling

Member organisations

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

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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Sexual Difficulties including

  • Anorgasmia (inability to orgasm)
  • Delayed Ejaculation
  • Dyspareunia (pain during sex)
  • Erectile Dysfunction (inability to gain or maintain a satisfactory erection)
  • Low Desire
  • Premature Ejaculation
  • Vaginismus (tightening of the vaginal walls which prevents penetration)

Fees

From £65.00 to £85.00

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Unemployed

Additional information

The initial consultation fee is fixed at £60 for individuals and £90 for couples.

Fees thereafter are charged on a sliding scale (dependant on circumstances) and range from:
£60 to £80 for Individuals
£90 to £105 for couples

(Some concessionary fees are available, please contact me for further information)

The Initial consultation is an opportunity for you explore what you would like from therapy and if you feel comfortable working with me, we will agree an initial number of sessions to start with and take it from there. Sessions last for 50 minutes and are usually at the same time every week.

Please contact me either by phone - 07515658903 or via email abby-taylorgilfillian@gmail.com with any questions or enquires.

When I work

Sessions are available at various times throughout the day. Please enquire for further details.

Further information

As a member of the British Association for Counsellor and Psychotherapists I adhere to the Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy; this means I maintain confidentiality and keep your emotional well-being at the forefront of my practice.

Type of session

Online

Types of client

Adults
Couples
Groups
Organisations

Key details

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Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

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Online platforms

Zoom