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
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
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
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
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.
£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.