Jade Taylor Integrated Counsellor MBACP - Children, Young People and Adults
Hello and thank you for visiting my page. Let me explain a bit about myself, I have worked with children and young adults from the ages of 5+ for over 18 years and I qualified as a counsellor in 2007. I offer 1:1 counselling to young people from the age of 8, however I could consider younger children if they relate to me and are able to engage in the process, this is something that could be explored in a introductory session with the young person. Along with my counselling training I also draw upon my practical experience of working with trauma and very complex behaviours and needs. I am person-centred trained but because a talking focused therapy can be too intrusive, I can integrate Art and other counselling methods to help the communication process. I was also management and a leader of a team who support young people and young adults and was very much the centre of the 1:1 therapeutic work with the young people as they will seek my guidance and non-judgmental support, and I personally influenced the specific therapeutic support packages that's offered.
I appreciate up until now I have mostly been discussing my support of young people, however, I do also offer counselling to adults. I provide a safe space for you to be able to discuss anything that is troubling you, without judgement and without someone telling you what you should and should not do: you already know, it just about having someone to explore the answers with. It’s important to choose a counsellor that you feel you will be able to relate to and feel comfortable with to talk to openly.
When working with young people and teenagers I enjoy the interaction and honesty they bring and the real raw urgency of wanting to feel accepted and cared for, sometimes very well hidden underneath some very problematic behaviours. Since the age of 18 I have built my career around helping and supporting some very vulnerable young people and working closely with families. I have extensive training and skills to support a very wide and diverse array of challenging behaviours and mental health conditions. Throughout my career young people have actively sort my support and I develop positive relationships easily while being mindful of individualism, empathetic practice and creating an environment without fear of judgement. So if you are a parent reading this then please feel assured that I have managed extremely complex behaviours and I have helped support young people to reflect and analyse their behaviours and inner working model: to explore their own self worth and achieve positive outcomes. I have also worked very closely with families for over 18 years so if you yourself need some support then please get in touch.
Some of my areas of expertise include:
Depression, Anxiety and Stress
Sexually Harmful Behaviours and Sexual Exploitation
Autism, Aspergers, ADHD, ODD
Bullying and Educational struggles
Transgender and Sexual Identity
Abuse, Sexual, Physical and Emotional.
If you require further information on any of the therapeutic schools i have discussed please click on the link below. or visit my website for the model in which I offer
At the moment I offer counselling sessions in Shrewsbury and I am enhanced DBS checked, which has been constantly renewed over the past 18 years.
Please remember that one of the most important aspects of therapy I hold very dear is that there must be connection and a positive ethos for the counselling relationship to work, so please chose a professional who you feel you will be able to relate to and honestly open up to: or feel that your child will be able to relate to. Whether that is me or someone else, I wish you all well in your journeys.
Thank you for taking the time to read my profile and regardless of what you decide I hope that you find the support you are looking for.
I'm sorry I do not offer online support at present as I feel this takes away from the therapeutic relationship that is vital to the journey. However this is something I respect could be beneficial if utilised correctly, so I will seek further information and possible training if i find it appropriate.
Some testaments from some young people, adult clients, professionals and families.
"you helped me so much, not just at school, but with other things too.. You helped me with life skills and you never gave up on me, and for that I am truly thankful. no way would I have got my GCSE's without you" - 15 year old with Asperger's. secondary school student
"when we first met I thought you were really young and I wasn't sure if I could work with you, but you just listened and have helped me so much with my marriage and i could just talk so easily with you. I'm sorry I judged you." Adult client. Relationship worries
'I wanted to say a massive thank you for your work with A, it needs to be noted that without you they would not be where they are now.' Head of SEN department.
“You always want the best for people, which is awesome. I'm so glad that I met you, to really see how it was. I probably wouldn't be here, and I wouldn't be the person I am today" - 13 year old female. CSE and OCD sufferer
“Without you it never would of made sense. Thank you for never judging what I did” - 15 year old female. self-harm and eating disorder sufferer
”since speaking to you I feel lighter and I get it abit more now, i’ve not been able to talk to anyone and it was nice to not feel judged” - adult male. body dysmorphic disorder
Now a little bit about me:
I like play guitar and sing (self taught, so not that good) I've recently just done my Art GCSE.... again (at the age of 37) as I realised too late that there are consequences to not listening in some lessons. I am quite creative actually but find that i don't give enough time to it. I am a cat person, yep, it's true. I like that she can 'sometimes' take care of herself and I don't feel guilty when I go to work. I like to watch a lot of movies and take time for myself.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a qualified Person-Centred Counsellor, but I also have qualifications in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and Art Therapy, which qualifies me as a talking-focused counsellor, that can integrate different skills. I am also qualified to support young people, including supporting learning in schools and have 18 years practical experience working with children and families in a multitude of settings.
Over the years I have worked closely with Young People within psychiatric hospitals, living in care homes and groups within the community. I have also supported young people who are struggling with difficulties at school, inc Autism and Asperger's.
I hold recognised qualifications from all settings where I have been privileged enough to work with Young People. Dip3 Children and Young People and Teaching and Learning Dip3.
I predominately work in a way that does not purposely guide you to certain answers, I do not give advice or tell you what you 'should' do, but together we create a relationship and environment where you can air your distress and you will find that you already have the answers that are best for you. It’s that simple, and yet I appreciate initially it’s extremely difficult to start.
I am a registered member of BACP
Throughout my career working with young people I have also gained a significant amount of important certificates. Some Include:
- Child Protection.
- Arena of Safety.
- Understanding and working with self-harm and suicidal ideation
- Equal opportunities
- Supporting ASD and Asperger's syndrome
- Understanding Obsessive Compulsive Disorders
- Sexually harmful behaviours and Sexual Exploitation
- Date Protection and Confidentiality
- Eating disorders and establishing a positive sense of control
- sexuality and identity
- Working with Attachment Disorders
- Sexualised behaviours
- Understanding and working with emotional and behavioural difficulties
My professional folio is available upon request.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Attachment disorder in children
- Behaviour problems
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Child related issues
- Childhood bullying
- Children’s learning difficulties
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Sex addiction
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
Other areas of counselling I deal with
In the past I have a been a online support worker for different forums and groups for people who self harm, suffer with eating disorders and who have been diagnosed with a boarderline personality disorder.
Photos & videos
My hourly fee is £50. However, this could be negotiable depending on your situation. This can be discussed in your first session.
The first session is only £20 and will last 30/45 minutes, this session will be used to go over the contract, discuss the way I work, your expectations and goals. This is when a decision will be made on whether you feel I’m the counsellor for you.... it is your choice.
It is recommended to attend therapy at least once a week to get the most from your journey, but I understand the cost implications of this. We could discuss a potential payment for blocks of sessions. The sessions are an hour in length. However this can be revised to 45 minutes for young people (it's a long time to keep concentrating for some) and the fee would then be reduced to £45. Together with myself this be decided by the young person.
Areas of expertise include:-
- suicidal ideation (thoughts of suicide)
- eating disorders
- anger management
- relationship issues (Including peer, social and family)
- gender and sexual orientation (transgender, gay, lesbian etc)
- obsessive compulsive disorder
- separation anxiety
- low self-esteem
- post traumatic stress disorder
- drug abuse
- disabilities (ADHD, ASD, Learning and Physical Disabilities)
- personality disorders
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
flexible: including weekends. Please contact for further details
Types of client