Jade Taylor Integrated Counsellor MBACP - Children, Young People and Adults
UPDATE: Trained, and offering online and telephone sessions.
Hello and thank you for visiting my page. Due to supporting Children as well as Adults, I have divided my profile into two, so please refer to the information you are interested in. (Children and Young People below, followed by a little information about me: such as specialities and fees)
I am a person-centred trained counsellor, which means that I do not direct you or impose my own thoughts and opinions: 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. I believe you already know the answers to your questions and I just support you to discover and believe in them. As children our true sense of self can be altered by other people’s expectations. We then thrive to please, which can go against our true self, causing anxiety and a sense of loss. The person-centred approach helps to realign our own values and beliefs and diminish the control of others expectations. We often find that our loved ones try and listen, but will give us advice based on their own preconceptions and ideals. Often leaving us feeling misunderstood or wrong in what we believe. but with counselling, it’s about supporting you to find your truth, discover how you feel, and what actions you want to take. Counselling theory is primarily the same, buy each individual is different, so 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. I also have certificates in Art therapy and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy so I am able to use soft methods. When using Art as a form of communication, I used the person-centred model to support you to explore your creation. I have extensive experience supporting adults with childhood trauma. Depression, Asperger’s, Self-injury (including eating concerns), anxiety and relationship worries. However, this is not the extent of what worries I can support, as the person-centred model is about the relationship and level of engagement in the process and is not limited to the concern.
Children and Young People
I have worked with children and young adults from the ages of 5+ for 20 years and I qualified as a counsellor in 2009. 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 like to get creative and can make children feel safe and at ease to be able to talk openly to me. It can be a longer process building relationships with children, as they are often anxious and unsure of the process, and often they have not chose to come to counselling, and so need some creative methods to be able to open up and feel safe. I have supported children and young people in a variety of environments and through different situations throughout my career. Including psychiatric hospitals. children who have experienced CSE, childhood abuse and trauma. children who have engaged in sexually harmful behaviours. Asperger’s and learning difficulties, in schools and the community and very vulnerable young people and families. Until last year I was also management and a leader of a team who support young people and young adults, and I was very much the centre of the 1:1 therapeutic work with the young people. 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 am able to establish trusting and professional relationships with children and adolescents and I have also worked very closely with families for over 18 years so if you yourself need some support then please get in touch. I do also offer family sessions towards the end of the sessions with the young person, and this can be something we can discuss further. Some of the areas I have supported Children with include: Self-Injury Depression, Anxiety and Stress Sexually Harmful Behaviours and Sexual Exploitation Eating Disorders Autism, Asperger’s, ADHD, ODD Bullying and Educational struggles Behavioural difficulties Transgender and Sexual Identity Abuse, Sexual, Physical and Emotional. Attachment and trauma
A little about Me 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 https://www.bacp.co.uk/about-therapy/types-of-therapy/ 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 journey.
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 like play guitar and sing (self taught, so not that good) I've recently just done my Art GCSE.... again (at the age of 35) 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.
Throughout my career I have undergone specifalist training which is available to view on request: Some include
Drug and Alcohol Awareness
Development and Attachment
Understanding and Working with Deliberate Self Harm
Working for Recovery
Managing Challenging Behaviour
Diffusion, De-escalation and Resolution of Conflict
Understanding Obsessive-compulsive disorder
Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable Adults
Understanding Asperger’s and Autism
Child Protection / Safeguarding
Children’s Rights and UNRC
Attachment and Loss
Working with Young People with sexual harmful behaviours
Working with young people who are at risk of sexual exploitation
AIM 2. Assessing risk and Sexually Harmful Behaviours
Sexual Deviancy Training
SPACE Training – Stop and Prevent Adolescent Criminal Exploitation
Dialectical Behaviour Therapy
Suicide prevention and Self-Harm awareness
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Attachment disorder in children
- Behaviour problems
- Bipolar disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Child related issues
- Childhood bullying
- Children’s learning difficulties
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Drug addiction
- 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.
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My hourly fee is £50. However, this could be negotiable and can be discussed in your first session.
The first session is only £20 and will last 30/40 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 we feel I’m the counsellor for you.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Shrewsbury: currently Thursday, Fridays and Saturdays. Contact for further details.
Types of client