Deborah Taylor MNCS (Accred) Dip.Couns.
I believe that warmth, trust, safety and genuineness are essential in the counselling relationship. I strive to encourage and empower clients to establish their goals. Valuing difference and individuality I may draw from a number of approaches to best fit the person or the presenting issue. I believe counselling is collaborative and therefore encourage and value feedback and client goals to guide the pace and direction of the work.
I believe in an individual’s potential and drive for positive change and in their own vast resources. I support clients to feel empowered and begin to direct the change they seek.
Changes however can sometimes occur without choice -events and life may bring times of loss, distress, self-doubt, a feeling of 'being alone' or simply 'questioning.' Counselling can offer a space to be heard, to explore without judgement or to process events or feelings. Though it can feel a big step and sometimes challenging, it may also help to enhance self-awareness, understanding and self-compassion and begin to create the possibility for different choices, a sense of direction or simply self-acceptance.
I offer short or longer term therapy to adults ranging from 18 years and above.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a nurse background which I believe gradually led me towards my work as a counsellor and developed my interest in the connection between mind and body.
I am guided by the ethical framework of both BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) and the National Counselling Society (NCS) and attend regular supervision and CPD (Continuing professional development).
As well as private practice I have gained experience in voluntary settings. These include university and college counselling services and a domestic abuse service where collectively, issues have included bereavement, relationship difficulties, self -esteem, confidence and trust issues, anxiety, trauma and depression.
- Professional Diploma in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy(Accredited by the National Counselling Society)
- Certificate in Foundations of Counselling (Accredited by the National Counselling Society)
- BA(Hons) Nursing Studies
- CPD includes:
- Trauma focused therapy- Phase 1 work
- Building better therapeutic relationships
- Bereavement training
- Domestic violence
- The Power of Personal History (2021)
- Mental Health and the body-Trauma training (2021)
Registered / Accredited
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National Counselling Society
The National Counselling Society
This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.
In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I offer telephone or online counselling
I am currently offering telephone and online counselling sessions.
Subsequent sessions, £40 per 50 minute session; limited availability -sessions at £25.00 for clients who are unwaged.
(NB Face to face counselling is currently on hold due to the public health crisis)
Concessions offered for
Saturdays, Monday afternoon, Wednesday afternoon, evenings, Tuesday early evening- currently offering online or telephone counselling sessions whilst there are public health restrictions
I am currently offering counselling sessions via Zoom or telephone.
When face to face sessions resume:
I practice at Wellspring Complimentary Health Centre, 22a Holme Lane, Sheffield 6, near Hillsborough Corner. It is close to tram and bus stops and can be accessed by car, with street parking available.
I also practice at Knowle House, 4 Norfolk Park Road, Sheffield, S2 3QE.
Enquires can be made via phone or email.