Louise Taylor- MNCS (Accred), MA, B.Soc.Sc, FdSs Counselling.
Hello and welcome to my Counselling Directory page. My name is Louise Taylor and I am based in Mid Ulster.
I am an Integrative Counsellor, Life Coach and Workshop Facilitator. I have been teaching, facilitating and running workshops since 1999. I believe that my skills as a Life Coach and Counsellor mean that I offer a rather unique counselling experience. My clients would describe me as upbeat, affirming and inspiring. I support people in moving their lives forward in a positive, fulfilling and meaningful direction.
A lot of the work I do is around empowerment, developing self confidence and recovering from past trauma and pain. I love the work I do and I am told that my passion for this work shines through me. I am more than happy to answer any queries that you may have and I am also very flexible in how I work and where I work. I offer home visits, appointment support and 'walk and talk' therapy where the sessions take place outside in nature.
Training, qualifications & experience
Currently doing a Research PhD at Queens University on Nature and Mental Health
Foundation Degree in Counselling from the University of Ulster- C.B.T., Psychoanalysis, and Person Centred Therapy.
Certificate in Life Coaching
City and Guilds 7407 Teacher Training Qualification
Master's Degree in Women's Studies and Feminist Research
Bachelor's Degree in Sociology 2i Honours
Cruse Bereavement Training
Spirituality in Counselling Training with Sweet Tracks Counselling
Extensive Domestic Abuse Training (Worked as a Legal Advocate, Refuge Worker, Helpline Worker and Safety Officer)
Probation Service Officer Training (Was a Probation Tutor running programmes in Domestic Violence, Drink Driving and General Offending)
Extensive Youth Work Training (Worked for Prince's Trust as a Team Leader running their youth development programme. Received training in Addictions, Sexual Health, Self Harm and Mental Health).
Mental Health First Aid Training
Heading for Healthy Relationships and Positive Relationships Training (I have been delivering this training on behalf of Women's Aid since 2014 and have been privileged to work in many secondary schools and with hundreds of students. This programme is designed to help young people to recognise the difference between healthy and unhealthy relationships).
I have been very fortunate to have enjoyed a full, exciting and varied career to date. In the last two decades I have run a women's refuge, a skills centre for an international construction company, worked for the Prince's Trust, the Probation Service and Women's Aid. I have been designing and running workshops for well over a decade and for the past five years I have thoroughly enjoyed being self employed and growing my own business. My employment history and my ability to work with all sections of the community, all ages and all backgrounds is an indication of my ability to connect with people on many levels. This is why I decided to go into counselling, this is why I do the work I do. I love supporting people, I love empowering people and I love helping people to improve their lives, it is what I am good at.
Registered / Accredited
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National Counselling Society
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In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. 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 am also interested in supporting people with their spirituality and I am interested in using nature for therapeutic purposes. I enjoy supporting children and adults in developing their self expression and creativity. I believe that when we express ourselves and connect with our creativity we can begin to recover from trauma and are more connected to our true selves.
Fees vary depending on each client and their financial circumstances.
I enjoy writing and have been writing for years. I find writing therapeutic, empowering and enriching. I believe that when we share our voices, our experiences and our stories we can help others to do the same.