Barry Taylor Cert. Counselling, PgDip. Integrative Psychotherapy

Barry Taylor   Cert. Counselling, PgDip. Integrative Psychotherapy

Counselling Rooms C I C
Trafalgar House
5-7 High Lane
Greater Manchester
M21 9DJ

07521 024934

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About me

I offer individual adult therapy, working with clients experiencing a range of difficulties:

  • Anxiety • Depression • Bereavement
  • Poor self-image and self-esteem
  • Shame • Compulsive behaviours • Social anxiety
  • Problems in relationships and relating
  • Living with long-term illness and disability

I also have a particular interest in major life transitions, and the stresses, challenges and new directions they can lead to – leaving home, setting up as an independent adult, new stages in long-term relationships and families, adjusting to the 'empty nest' and life with adult children, issues in retirement and older age.

I believe my first task as a counsellor and therapist is to build a relationship with you where you feel secure, accepted, and heard without judgement. On that foundation, therapy has a chance of becoming a place where you feel safe enough to share the more vulnerable, challenging, or painful aspects of your experience.

As an integrative psychotherapist, I draw upon a number of therapeutic approaches. This means that I can work with you flexibly in response to your specific issues and needs. Alongside my therapy training, I also draw on my training in Mindfulness for Health, with a particular focus on managing stress and anxiety.

At the heart of my approach are these beliefs and values

  • a belief in the individual’s built-in capacity for health and growth
  • the conviction that a secure and trusting therapeutic relationship can offer the conditions for that healthy growth to prosper
  • the understanding that my role as therapist is not to direct or lead you, but to work with you to support and nurture your own process of change
  • a commitment to equality and diversity, and a non-judgemental respect for all my clients

As a Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, I work within that organisation's professional Ethical Framework.

Training, qualifications & experience

UgCert. Counselling, Keele University                 2003-4

PgDip. (Distinction) Integrative Psychotherapy,    2015-17

University of Central Lancashire

Teaching Certificate in Mindfulness for Health,

Breathworks CiC, Manchester                            2012-13

BACP Registered Member 339352

In addition to working with private clients, I am the in-house counsellor at a South Manchester GP group practice.

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Accredited register membership


£40 per session. I currently offer one appointment per week at a reduced rate of £25 for those on lower incomes.

Further information

Email or phone me for a free half-hour initial discussion, which can be an opportunity for you to ask any questions you might have about counselling in general, or any aspect of the service I offer.

Maps & Directions

Manchester, M21 9DJ

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair user access:


I see clients for fifty minute sessions at the Counselling Rooms in Chorlton, South Manchester on Thursday mornings. Appointments are available at 7.45; 9.00; 10.00; 11.00 and 12.00

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme