Beth Taylor MSc Psychotherapy, CTA (p), MBACP
I have a Masters level qualification in psychotherapy and counselling and work in private practice in Shrewsbury and Wellington.
How I work
My aim as a therapist is to create a collaborative relationship in which you feel able to explore the difficulties, distress, confusion or the specific goals which brought you to therapy in the first place. My intention is for you to feel heard and understood in our sessions and to work at a pace you are comfortable with. I also understand that it can sometimes be hard to know where to start and what to say; each person’s situation and experience is unique, as is each therapeutic relationship. Very early on we will take time to talk about the changes you want for yourself and we will revisit these goals as your awareness of both your ‘self’ and your situation increases. It’s also worth mentioning that therapy, like life, can be painful, challenging, joyful and fun!
Whilst there really are no right or wrong reasons to seek out therapy or counselling, it is important that you can commit to attending regularly. Building enough trust to safely explore painful thoughts out loud and/or allow yourself to express your emotions freely, usually takes time. I will pay careful attention to this and from time to time I will encourage us both to talk about how we feel we’re doing together.
In addition to paying great attention to what you are telling me, I will also endeavour to tune into what else might be going on for you, perhaps just outside of your conscious awareness. This kind of psychodynamic approach invites you to notice, explore and challenge the deep-rooted patterns of thinking, feeling and behaving which, from behind the scenes, have directed your life thus far. We will explore how they might show up in our work together and what you can learn from this. Achieving greater awareness and clarity of your powerful patterns offers you the possibility of making different choices going forward.
Training, qualifications & experience
You may have noticed that there are a mind boggling number of different talking therapies available. They all have their value and many experienced practitioners will adapt their approach to meet the specific needs of each client. Whilst I am a Certified Transactional Analyst (meaning I trained for 6 years to Masters level in an approach called Transactional Analysis or TA for short), I will also draw upon other theoretical models and approaches in our work together. My training means that I meet the rigorous standards established by both the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) and the European Association of Transactional Analysis (EATA) and I am also registered with the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP).
TA lends itself both to working at a more practical and cognitive /behavioural level (very useful for short term work) and also to working at greater psychological depth (essential in my view for longer term work).
In addition to being in private practice, I have over 20 years' experience of supporting people in the workplace who may be suffering from stress, burnout and associated difficulties.
My professional standards
I am continuously updating my knowledge and skills by attending workshops and seminars. I am a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP) and I adhere to their Professional Code of Conduct and Ethical Framework. In line with professional best practice I attend supervision regularly with a senior practitioner who adheres to the same professional standards for confidentiality as myself. I am DBS checked and insured for private practice.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Career counselling
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
My fee is £50 for a 50 minute session. I am committed to widening access to talking therapies so if you are on a low income or unemployed please call me as I offer a limited number of low cost/very low cost places depending upon your circumstances.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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