Kathleen Taylor MBACP (Accred), Dip Integrative Therapeutic Counselling
My name is Kath Taylor and I am a registered/accredited member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy. I am a fully qualified and experienced counsellor offering a professional, welcoming and confidential counselling service. I offer long, medium or short term work with my practice being informed by the latest evidence based research.
I work by listening attentively and respectfully with an open mind to what clients are saying, ensuring I understand what they mean. I work collaboratively with clients to help them find different ways of thinking about their issues, make better life decisions, manage themselves, people and/or situations more effectively and so feel better about themselves and their lives.
I am happy to work with people who contact me directly or via a referral. The first session gives us the opportunity to see if we are comfortable working with each other and contracting.
I am a mother and carer for my husband. As a result I have personal experience of the challenges of being a working mum, a carer and the impact of long term illness. Before I trained as a counsellor I worked as a secondary school teacher and head of department for ten years and as a lecturer at South Wales University, (formerly UWN).
I work in the Uplands area of Swansea.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a fully qualified counsellor and a Registered/Accredited member of the BACP. I studied at South Wales University, (formerly University of Wales, Newport)
I have a Postgraduate Diploma in Therapeutic Integrative Counselling Level 7 and a Postgraduate Certificate in Therapeutic Counselling Level 5.
I have been working as a counsellor for ten years since 2007. I have experience of counselling in many different settings such as the NHS, charities, schools, colleges and private practice. I have worked with men, women, teenagers and children from diverse backgrounds and at present I work for The Exchange Counselling Service in Swansea.
I have worked with many different client issues such as: depression, anxiety, family issues, self esteem, bereavement, abuse, anger, work issues among many others.
PGCE Secondary in Geography
BSc (Hons) Degree in Environmental Management
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- 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
- Young carers
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I work mainly as a talking therapist but I am happy to use creative resources and techniques if requested and where appropriate.
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive therapy
- Existential therapy
- Gestalt therapy
£40 per 50 minute session (negotiable in certain circumstances)
I subscribe to the BACP Ethical Framework and Code of Professional Practice and hold Professional Civil Liability Insurance and an Enhanced Disclosure DBS Certificate.
If you are interested please call my mobile number to ask for more information or to make an appointment. If I don't answer the phone please leave a message with your name and number and I will get back to you as soon as possible.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Monday and Friday day times, early evenings throughout the week and Saturday mornings.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|