Ruth Taylor

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Effecting change - (MBACP (Accred) & MCNS (Proff Accred)
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Chorley, Lancashire, PR6 9NN
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Are you feeling anxious, overwhelmed and lost? Do you feel you are not good enough, that things are just too much right now and you are exhausted from thinking and feeling all the time.  Maybe you feel like all you do are things for others and have lost who you are, or that you are having to put a mask on to get through each day, or maybe you are struggling with a loss that just feels so enormous.

I endeavour to make sure the space I offer is neurodivergent affirming and trauma informed so you feel as safe and comfortable as you can.

I provide a calm, secure space where you can;

  • Learn effective strategies to cope with and process anxiety and trauma so you can feel more relaxed and less anxious.
  • Navigate your past experiences and discover how to carry it forward in a way that feels right for you.
  • Gain clarity through discussions and exploration. 
  • Identify and then change  any thoughts or behaviours that are holding you back from the life you want to live.
  • Discover and develop new ways to handle challenging situations, feelings, and emotions.
  • Work on improving your confidence and self-esteem.

We will achieve this together by discussing your life and the experiences that have brought you here, and then finding personalised strategies to help you reach your future goals.

 
I am a trauma informed,Accredited Counsellor, EMDR Therapist, EFT Practitioner, NLP Master Practitioner and Supervisor, with specific experience working with individuals who are neurodivergent, offering individual counselling alongside EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing) and Life Coaching, to ensure you get the best, most appropriate support to empower you to achieve your goals.   

I have extensive experience supporting people with anxiety, low self-esteem, those who have been bereaved, particularly in traumatic circumstances such as through suicide and those who are neurodivergent.

Finding the right therapist can be challenging, and research has shown that establishing a connection is crucial for effective support. I invite you to reach out for an informal chat where you can ask any questions and get a sense of our potential working relationship. Let's ensure you feel comfortable and confident in choosing me to support you during this difficult time in your life.

​I am based in Adlington close to Chorley and Horwich.

Sessions are confidential.

For more information please see my website

http://www.amethystcounselling.co.uk/

my Facebook page www.facebook.com/amethystcounsellinglancs

or contact me for more information/any questions

NOTE - emails from me sometimes end up in the spam/junk folder so please check in there

Sessions available face to face, online or over the phone.

I charge £60 per session which can be paid by card, bank transfer or cash.

Reduced rates available

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a fully qualified, trauma informed, accredited, Counsellor with a Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling, Anxiety UK approved counsellor,  EMDR therapist, NLP Master Practitioner, trainee supervisor and have extensive experience supporting individuals experiencing anxiety, low self-esteem, those who have been bereaved, particularly individuals bereaved in traumatic circumstances such as by suicide and individuals who are neurodivergent.

I have undertaken training courses in many different areas such as EMDR, bereavement, NLP, trauma,  rewind technique, suicide, relationships, Solution Focused Therapy, Compassion Focussed Therapy,  shame, transgender issues, loss of an infant, and mindfulness.

I am qualified counselling supervisor and am currently  studying level 5 CBT January 2024-November 2024.

For a full list of my experience please contact me.

I have an up to date DBS .

I also work as an online and telephone counsellor and have in the past worked as a funeral arranger, manager of a women's centre, nurse, midwife and been a volunteer for Cruse Bereavement.

I am a Registered member of the NCS (Accred), the BACP (Accred) and the EMDR Association.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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.

BACP
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

NCPS
National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society (NCPS)

The National Counselling and Psychotherapy Society

This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.

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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society
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.

National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society

Other areas of counselling I deal with

  • 13+ years experience working with individuals and their families in the palliative/end of life field
  • Pet bereavement/loss
  • Those experiencing and those close to individuals experiencing dementia

I also offer the following services

  • EMDR 
  • EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique)
  • Life Coaching
  • IEMT (Integral Eye Movement Therapy)
  • Trauma Rewind Therapy

If you are not sure if I am right for you call/email me so we can have a chat to discuss your individual needs

I have up to date professional indemnity insurance, a clear DBS and I am GDPR compliant.

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Fees

£60.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Health Insurance/EAP

  • BUPA
  • Health Assured

Additional information

Reduced rates/concessions/discounted fees are available. Contact me for more details.

(Below are the full price rates)

  • Face to face and telephone counselling = £60 per hour (including EMDR)
  • Life Coaching = £80 per hour and a half session

You are not tied into a fixed amount of sessions, you can have as many as you need.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Daytime appointments available.  Contact me to find out more.

Face to face, online and telephone sessions available.

Reduced rates also available

Further information

Visit my website - http://www.amethystcounselling.co.uk/  or my Facebook page www.facebook.com/amethystcounselling1 to see more about me and my service.

10 Babylon Lane, Adlington, Chorley, Lancashire, PR6 9NN

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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I have access to an alternative location if stairs are a problem. Please let me know on booking.

Online platforms

Zoom

Supervision

In person
Online
Phone

Offering you compassionate Integrative Supervision with a person centred base online, via telephone or face to face

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Ruth Taylor
Ruth Taylor