Patricia (Trisha) Taylor Grad Dip, MA, Reg MBACP; Counsellor & Therapist

Patricia (Trisha) Taylor  Grad Dip, MA, Reg MBACP; Counsellor & Therapist

North Yorkshire

North Yorkshire

07805 866917

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About me

Hello –

I am Patricia (Trisha), an experienced counsellor and therapist.

I have experience of working with a wide variety of client groups and ages, supporting them with issues that affect their day to day life, cause distressing and poor emotional and  mental health.

I also have a specialist interest in children and families, bereavement and loss,  and working with clients with additional or special needs such as ADHD, ASD, or learning difficulties.

I offer compassionate, individually tailored services to meet your needs and help transform your life.

  • I have experience of working with adults, children, young people and families in the NHS, education, voluntary organisations and private practice.

I offer sensitive, professional support and expertise bringing a wide range of skills to ensure tailored support specific to your needs to overcome difficulties and build future resilience and well-being.

Modern life requires us to deal with many complex situations that can challenge our resilience or emotional resources and have lasting negative effects on our physical and mental health.

  • significant bereavement and complex grief
  • serious or life-limiting illnesses
  • major life changes
  • adoption or parental separation
  • redundancy or retirement
  • divorce and relationship breakdown
  • bullying and peer difficulties
  • negative early life experiences
  • trauma
  • work-related stress

This can cause us to experience difficulties with:

  • anxiety
  • stress and poor decision making
  • over thinking and procrastination
  • low self-esteem or low self-confidence
  • depression and low mood
  • self-harm
  • eating
  • poor sleep patterns
  • negative behaviours
  • difficulties with social and intimate relationships
  • poor emotional health and well-being
  • employment or school and college difficulties

Whatever the issue or difficulty, skilled and supportive therapy and counselling can a major difference and lead to a more productive, satisfying and fulfilling life.

  • I offer a free15-minute telephone consultation to help you decide whether the support that I offer is right for you.

How I work:

I am an integrative humanistic counsellor and offer a warm and compassionate therapeutic relationship that will enable you to express your thoughts and emotions in a safe environment and connect with your potential to change or manage your life in the way you want.

I believe that you deserve a bespoke and flexible service tailored to your individual situation and needs.

I will discuss your situation and needs and then work with you to create a bespoke package of support.

I will use a variety of approaches tailored to suit you and aimed at helping you create change, develop new insights and personal resourcefulness-but the aim is to be able to make long-lasting changes that ensure that you are equipped to get the best out of life!

Face to face or online:

I can offer face to face or online sessions through a confidential dedicated link. Please ask for further details.

Quality and standards:

I have full enhanced DBS clearance and have regular safeguarding training.

I have considerable experience of working with children and teenagers at risk of harm and working in partnership with other agencies.

As a registered member of the British Association of Counsellor and Psychotherapists (BACP), I abide by their code of ethics and have regular mandatory supervision.

Extra workshops and training:

I also offer low-cost workshops adults and parents, and training programmes to children's professionals- see website for details or current availability.

Training, qualifications & experience


2001 Certificate In Counselling: University York St.John,York

2003 Graduate Diploma In Counselling University York St.John,York

2005 MA in Counselling Studies: University York St.John,York

2017 Grad Dip Systemic leadership & Organisational Development


I am an experienced counsellor, mental health advisor and trainer, and seeks to provide effective solutions for many of life’s emotional and psychological difficulties.

Initially trained in North Yorkshire, I have worked in a range of educational and mental health settings in different parts of the country with NHS, local authority education and social care departments and schools as well as voluntary sector and private practice.

Individual clients groups have included those with a range of difficulties including Special Educational Needs (SEN), poor mental health and additional social care needs. I bring many years of experience working with children, young people and adults experiencing loss, transition, change and re-adjustment to difficulties in life.

Member organisations


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I have experience of working with children and adults with ADHD, ADD, ODD, Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Autism, Asperger's Syndrome. Dyslexia, Dyspraxia. Social communication difficulties, Social, Emotional and Behavioural needs (SEBN)

Workplace counselling, organisational development, leadership and team development


Normal fees sliding scale £45 per hour

  • Concessions available for low income or online sessions.

    Please feel free to ask about fees tailored to your circumstances.

Further information

Bereavement and Loss in Childhood

Please see my website for details of forthcoming training workshops for children's professionals on working with bereavement and loss in childhood or contact me to discuss your specific needs.

Bespoke INSET training sessions available.

Clinical consultancy is available to health, social care and education professionals where a complex or complicated bereavement and grief reaction is suspected in children and young people at risk of self-harm, exclusion, poor school attendance, anti-social behaviour or family relationship breakdown.

Maps & Directions

Malton, YO17
Scarborough, YO12

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: Unspecified


Daytime,evening and weekend appointments available.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme