Phil Taylor - MBACP, PGDip Counselling & Psychotherapy
As you are here reading these words, then you may be taking the first steps in seeking someone to help you in certain areas of your life.
I am a qualified integrative counsellor and psychotherapist. I have trained and practised in the major psychological therapies and am able to integrate them in a way that will best meet your needs. My experience has taught me that the greatest potential for growth develops within the therapeutic relationship. The foundation of this relationship is built upon you feeling safe, heard, understood and valued without judgement.
My focus is you as a person, to understand how you experience the world in the present moment. With this in mind I prefer not to list all the ‘conditions’ I can work with as your experience is unique in the world.
Please take the time to have a look through the rest of my website and if you have any further questions or would like to arrange an initial introductory session (free of charge) then please do get in touch.
Training, qualifications & experience
I first qualified as a physical education teacher and soon found a disposition for teaching students with educational needs different to those offered by the mainstream. In order to learn more about the human mind and further my understanding of the human condition, I gained a Psychology degree. This, coupled with a thirst for philosophy, led to me training as a counsellor. I have two years experience of working within the NHS occupational health department as a counsellor.
- PGDip (Level 7) Counselling & Psychotherapy - University of South Wales
- PG Cert Counselling & Psychotherapy - University of South Wales
- Levels 1 - 3 Counselling - Stroud College
- Bsc Psychology - Open University
- CIPD - Cert Training Practice - Brighton College
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
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
The initial session will last 50 minutes and is free of charge.
Should you choose to begin counselling a 50 minute session will be £45 per session.
Discount is given for counselling/psychotherapy students of £30 per session.