Unsure about the future or tortured by memories of the past? Are you questioning if your habits and behaviours are really helping or hindering you? Do you wonder if a relationship or friendship is healthy or good for you? Do you automatically blame yourself for problems in your relationships? Do you feel vaguely unhappy or low sometimes and aren’t sure why? Do you find yourself saying yes when you really want to say no? Do the demands of life overwhelm you and leave you feeling anxious and unable to switch off? Do you feel that things may never change or that you can never change?
Life throws us some curve balls that we didn’t see coming and we certainly didn’t ask for. I can certainly testify to that one in my own life. Sometimes it’s due to our own choices, sometimes it’s due to the consequences of other people’s actions. These experiences shape us, sometimes we are resilient and bounce back quickly, but what about those times when we just can’t? When we’ve been living on auto-pilot or in survival mode for so long that we just don’t have anything else left in the tank? That’s when we need to get some space and accept a helping hand to help us get our head around things.
I’m here to tell you that we have a choice. We may not have chosen our experiences but we can choose to ask for help. Whether you’ve been through the mill in a bad relationship, lost a loved one, or maybe you’re trying to work your way through some life-changing events, pain is pain. It’s not about comparison with anybody else, when you experience hurt it’s real and it’s valid and you deserve to give yourself a chance to heal.
I seek to maximise the full potential of the counselling/coaching experience for you, therefore there may be times when therapy or coaching may require the completion of some tasks in between sessions.
“Coming out of your comfort zone is tough in the beginning, chaotic in the middle, and awesome in the end...because in the end, it shows you a whole new world !!" Manoj Arora
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a member of the BACP and I have a B.Sc. (Hons.) and P.Dip in Counselling and Psychotherapy completed at PCI College. I am currently working towards completing my P.Dip (CPCAB) in Life Coaching.
Having walked out my own journey, I empathise with those who are hurting. I love to see people develop resilience and break down strongholds in their lives and in their thinking. I specialise in working with those who have suffered psychological abuse from a partner, family member or even a friend. Having completed significant research on the topic of narcissism and narcissistic abuse for my university thesis, I am particularly skilled at working with victims of narcissistic abuse.
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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Narcissistic Abuse Syndrome
An initial discovery session allows both you, the client and myself to reflect on how therapy or coaching can help you. This also provides you with the opportunity to find out more about what you can expect from the therapy/coaching and discuss what you want to get our of it. If you are happy to continue, we can set up regular sessions on a weekly or two-weekly basis.
Fees are negotiable depending on the individual's circumstances. Typical rates range between £20-£40.
Skype sessions are also available.
Mon-Fri 09:00 - 21:00 Sat 10:00 - 15:00
Sessions last approximately 50 minutes.
Call me, e-mail me or send me a private Facebook message (@ Tara Aughey Counselling & Psychotherapy) to ask me any questions or to arrange a consultation.