Diane Taylerson MBACP Registered
Due to COVID -19 I am providing sessions On-line or Telephone
My name is Diane, I am an Integrative/Humanistic Counsellor and a Registered member of the the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) I obtained a Degree in Counselling with Distinction from the University of Bristol. I am also an accredited Counsellor, Qualified Supervisor, and group Facilitator for Cruse Bereavement Care with over fifteen years’ experience.
In addition to this I have worked for a well-known child bereavement Charity providing support to parents and their families following the death of a child. Having experienced many personal losses myself including the unexpected and traumatic loss of my youngest Daughter.
Following a recent or past bereavement it can be difficult trying to navigate our way through an array of complex and often intense emotions, and feeling’s following a loved one’s death. Or someone very close to you.
Although commonalities exist among people who have experienced a certain type of loss, individual grief, is unique to the person experiencing it and their unique relationship with the person who died, together with the circumstances surrounding the death.
I have extensive experience of working with completed bereavement to include Suicide, Murder/manslaughter, multiple loses, Child loss, Accidental death Road Traffic Accident. Terminal illness. Death of a loved one after a long period of illness. Disenfranchised grief, when your relationship is not acknowledged, or the impact of their death is minimized by others. Unexpected or expected losses.
I also have extensive experience working with a wide range of issues, and or challenging life circumstances.
Counselling: Some of the issues people may bring
Taking the first step towards entering into Counselling can feel quite daunting and sometimes overwhelming. If you are reading this, then it might be that you are struggling at the moment but not sure if Counselling will help, or what to expect?
People enter into Counselling for many different reasons: Perhaps they are going through a particularly difficult time in their life -right now. Or something that happened many years ago has suddenly begun to resurface and feel its time to address this problem? Experiencing relationship problems, separation, work related issues, illness, personal problems, or feelings of dissatisfaction with life in general. Anxiety and or Depression. Low self-esteem. Isolation. Life’s transitions and changes, whether that is personal or work related. Caring for someone- role and responsibility. Retirement. Redundancy. Facing difficult decisions about the future. Or You may not know why you are feeling ‘out of sorts”
I have considerable experience in both Private practice and the Voluntary sector working with people with often overwhelming feelings, such as, grief, anger sadness, depression and stress; or people troubled by distressing memories. While others just need a safe, empathetic space to talk things through to help them re-evaluate their situation.
I regularly see people whose self -belief and confidence in themselves has been crushed. While others may need help with Relationship Issues Affairs and betrayals, Identity, Stress- work/personal Anxiety- Depression Low -mood Trauma Physical or emotional abuse Life Transitions Facing difficult decisions about the future and the day to day challenges facing families and individuals Facing Redundancy Retirement/adjustment and or finding meaning. Caring for someone- change of role and responsibility Inner conflict, and the desire to live more authentically, to name a few
Whether your difficulties are long standing, or you feel you may need some support right now to help you get through a difficult time-please feel free to contact me.
My approach: Integrative/Humanistic
I work on a time sensitive, or a long term basis. For various reasons, or ongoing circumstances, I also see previous clients for as many sessions as needed, on an open ended basis.
I use a combination of skills derived from Humanistic and integrative approaches to Counselling, which include; Person-Centred, Psychodynamic, Gestalt, Solution Focused, and Transactional Analysis to suit your circumstances and individual needs.
I believe the quality of the client counsellor relationship should be based on trust, empathy, and -therapeutic for the client. I offer a warm, empathic, safe and non-judgmental environment to help people safely explore their current or past situation and enhance their understanding of se
All information disclosed during the Counselling process is held in confidence.
GDPR. Please read my policy which explains how your confidential information is maintained.
I am a Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. As a member of the BACP I adhere strictly to its Ethical Framework for Good Practice.
In accordance with BACP guidelines, I attend regular supervision and follow an ongoing programme of Continuing Professional Development Training.
Some of the issues people bring to Counselling:
- Stress and depression
- Low self-esteem, identity and/or confidence Relationship issues (individual)
- Affairs and betrayals
- Separation and divorce
- Major life changes and transitions
- Addressing unwanted patterns of behaviour
- Facing difficult decisions about the future and the day to day challenges facing families and individuals
- Carer/s role and responsibility
- Complicated bereavement, suicide, murder, multiple losses, loss of a child, anticipatory grief (people facing life threatening illnesses) and effects on family members
- Freedom, choice and responsibility. Inner conflict and the desire to live more authentically
- One to one Counselling covering a wide range of issues, and or challenging life circumstances to persons over 18 years of age.
- Sessions may be time limited or long term.
- Specialist bereavement Counselling for complicated bereavement, multiple losses and the loss of a child.
- Appointments available Monday to Friday from 9:30 to 7:00 pm Please contact me for availability
- On line Counselling sessions
- Home visits within a 5 mile radius of BS15 covering Bristol & South Glos Home visits are available for people suffering from a recent, or past bereavement. Home visits are also available for people who are unable to travel due to illness' and take place between 9:30am to 4:30pm
I currently practice at:
Bristol BS15 from Mon-Friday
Please contact me for availability
I offer home visits within a five-mile radius of BSI5 (Bristol and South Gloucestershire)
Some areas covered within a 5 mile radius of BS15 include Keynsham, Bitton, Willsbridge, Brislington, Emmersons Green, Warmley, Wick, Frampton Cotterall and St George.
Please contact me for available days.
- Mobile: 07954 384 651
- Click here to email me.
- Website link is at the top of this page.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) Registered Counsellor and hold a Degree in Counselling with Distinction from the University of Bristol. I am also an accredited Counsellor and Qualified Supervisor for Cruse Bereavement Care with over fifteen years experience.
Still within Cruse Bereavement Care I facilitate an open support group for people/families who have tragically lost a loved one to suicide
In addition to this, I have worked for a well-known child bereavement charity providing support to parents and their families following the death of a much-loved child.
Specialising in Bereavement Counselling:
- Complicated bereavement, suicide /murder, multiple losses, child loss/s, anticipatory grief -people facing life threatening illnesses, and effects on family members. Road Traffic accident Disenfranchised grief, when your relationship is not acknowledged, or the impact of their death is minimized by others. Unexpected or expected losses.
- Experience of working with a wide range of issues
I am a Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy MBACP.
As a member of the BACP I adhere strictly to the Ethical Framework for Good Practice.
In accordance with BACP guidelines, I attend regular supervision and follow an ongoing programme of Continuing Professional Development Training. Some of which include:
- Dreams workshop
- Working with Terminal illness
- Working Creatively
- Therapeutic Writing
- Working Creatively
- Working with Terminal Illness
- Exploring Spirituality in Counselling
- Bereavement and Family Support Systems
- Suicide Workshop
- Brief Counselling Solution Focused Therapy
- Mental Health Awareness –
- Death in Services
- Working with Trauma
- Working with Anger
- Suicide supporting families
- Working with a suicidal client -Solution focused
- Symposium on Addictive Disorders BACP
- Working with Asperger’s syndrome and Autism
- Cruse National 2-day conference Warwick continuous professional development to include:
- Depression and assessing risk of suicide after bereavement Colin Murray Parkes
- Reconstructing the continuing bonds Robert Niemeyer
- Grief Like no other, surviving the violent death of someone you love
- Learning to notice and use metaphor
- Working with a suicidal client -Solution focused.
- An introduction to CBT for anxiety
- Working with strong emotions Lois Tonkin.
- Working with Shame
- Reconstructing the Continuing Bond:
- Restoring Connection in the Wake of Loss Robert A. Neimeyer, PhD
- Child Protection Training,
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Specialist Bereavement Counselling:
Complicated bereavement, suicide /murder, multiple losses, child loss/s, anticipatory grief -people facing life threatening illnesses, and effects on family members. Terminal illness, accidental death. Expected or unexpected losses
One to one Counselling
Covering a wide range of issues to persons over 18 years of age.
ONE TO ONE
One to one On-line Session £30.00
Face to Face Initial consultation - £25 for 50 minutes thereafter
further sessions - £40 for 50 minutes
Block Bookings x 6 are charged at: £220.00 payable in advance
In view of the difficult circumstances and financial strain placed on many people; I have decided, to reduce my fees with immediate effect.
One to one on-line sessions will now be charged at £30.00 instead of £40.00
Payments can be made online via my website or BACS
Home Visits are charged at £45.00 per 50 minute session
Areas covered within a 5 mile radius of BS15 include Keynsham, Bitton, Willsbridge, Brislington, Downend, Warmley, Wick, Frampton Cotterall and St George.
I also offer some concessionary fees NHS Please enquire.
Concessions offered for
I currently offer sessions location:
Bristol BS15 from Mon-Friday
Please contact me for availability
Home Visits-Counselling Sessions: (Due to COVID-19) I am no longer able to provide home visits.
I am able to offer on-line or telephone counselling sessions at a reduced fee- Please contact me for availability.
Thank you, keep safe!
I am able to offer Counselling sessions within a five-mile radius of BSI5 (covering Bristol and South Gloucestershire) Home visits are provided to people suffering from a recent of past bereavement Home visits are also available for people who are unable to travel due to illness' and take place between 9:30am to 4:30pm please contact me for available days.
- “You have been so caring, thoughtful and supportive to me and that I shall never forget.”
- "I think you are amazing, it’s been great meeting you, and being able to share everything with you.”
- “Dear Diane, Just to say thanks for being there for me.”
- “Thank you so much, you helped me look at my situation in a different way.”
- "Dear Diane, there are no words to describe my gratitude to you.”
- “Thank you for all you have done for me.”
Mobile: 07954 384 651
Website link is at the top of this page.