Sarah A Taylor BSc (Hons), Registered MBACP (Accred)
When experiencing relationship issues, anxiety, depression, stress or family issues it is quite natural to feel emotionally isolated and can effect our ability to cope. As a BACP Accredited and Registered Integrative Counsellor/Psychotherapist, I will actively listen and help you explore areas in your life that are troubling you.
At the heart of my therapeutic approach is our relationship and hope. Within a calm and confidential environment, collaboratively our relationship will be established over time and will be built on honesty, trust, genuineness and mutuality. I offer the chance for clients to be heard and not be judged. I will be alongside you to discuss and explore problems to help you, the client, to overcome them.
My therapy room is conveniently located in the centre of Nottingham, next to the Castle on Friar Lane and just a short walk from the Market Square.
Training, qualifications & experience
To become a Counsellor, I trained for three years at The Sherwood Psychotherapy Training Institute (affiliated with Coventry University) in Nottingham and I have a BSc (Hons) degree in Counselling and Psychotherapy. I am an accredited member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP), which means I work in accordance with a strict ethical code, have regular supervision and attend a number of continual professional development workshops each year to enhance and develop my clinical practice.
Together with three other colleagues, I set up Nottingham Counsellors Group, a not for profit group providing training for therapists in Nottingham.
I am also Counselling Team Manger for mharp.co.uk - a new initiative providing resources for employers to support their employees with work related stress.
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
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
For a 60 minute counselling session I charge £45.
A concessionary price of £40.00 is offered to all students.
Whilst training for my Diploma in Supervision, I offer supervision at the rate of £37 per hour.
A requirement of my professional training was that I undertook personal therapy myself. Over three years I explored my past and present ways of relating to others. I have confronted and explored areas of my past that have been painful. This has given me increased self awareness and insight.
I have experience of working with individuals of all ages and now specialise in adults. I appreciate it is sometimes difficult to name and categorise a problem and that sometimes problems overlap several areas. The areas of counselling I deal with listed above is purely a guide and does not include everything that I may be able to help you with.
Appointments are available on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Please note that in order to gain access to my therapy room a flight of stairs needs to be negotiated.
On street parking is generally available and there are fee paying car parks nearby.