Counselling & Psychotherapy

Welcome. I’m Gareth and I offer online & in-person counselling, providing a safe, comforting and nurturing space to explore your thoughts, feelings and emotions.

Integrative Therapy

Whether online or in person counselling, as an experienced integrative counsellor, I believe in the power of blending various therapeutic approaches to meet the unique needs of each individual I work with.

With a genuine warmth, empathy and soothing presence, I am here to guide you on your journey towards healing and personal growth.

Gareth Taylor

Gareth Taylor

Dip Couns MNCPS (Acc.)

I’m a qualified and experienced integrative counsellor and psychotherapist and I’m delighted you are here. My practice is located in Tenterden, Kent offering online and in person counselling.

I’m Here to Help

Issues I Commonly Work With

Navigating change with warmth and understanding

Here are some examples of various issues I help clients with.

Anxiety

Anxiety is a feeling of worry, nervousness, or unease about something with an uncertain outcome. It can make you feel restless, tense, and have a rapid heartbeat. Sometimes, it can be hard to concentrate or sleep. Everyone experiences anxiety differently, and it is a common reaction to stress.

As an integrative counsellor, my approach combines different techniques to help you manage and reduce your anxiety.

Here's how my counselling can help:

  • Safe Space for Expression. I provide a supportive environment where you can talk about your worries and fears openly. This can help you feel less alone and more understood.
  • Understanding Triggers. Together, we'll identify what triggers your anxiety. Understanding these triggers is the first step towards managing them effectively.
  • Practical Coping Strategies. I'll teach you various techniques to cope with anxiety, such as breathing exercises, mindfulness, and relaxation methods. These tools can help you feel more in control when anxiety arises.
  • Tailored Approach. Everyone's experience with anxiety is different. I use a range of counselling methods that best suit your needs, whether it's cognitive-behavioural techniques, talking therapy, or other approaches that resonate with you.
  • Building Resilience. Our sessions will focus on strengthening your ability to handle stress and anxiety. This includes developing positive thought patterns and healthy habits that support your well-being.
  • Support for Growth. Beyond just managing anxiety, we'll work on personal growth and self-awareness. This can help you build a stronger sense of self and a more positive outlook on life.

My goal is to support you in understanding and managing your anxiety, helping you feel more empowered and capable of living a balanced and fulfilling life.

 

 

Depression

Depression is where you feel persistently sad, empty, and lose interest in activities you once enjoyed. It can affect your energy, sleep, appetite, and overall outlook on life. It's more than just feeling down for a few days; it's a prolonged state that can impact your daily functioning.

As an integrative counsellor, my approach combines different techniques to help you manage and overcome depression. Here's how my counselling can help:

  • Safe Space for Sharing.  I provide a supportive and non-judgmental environment where you can talk about your feelings and experiences openly. This can help you feel understood and less isolated.
  • Understanding Depression. Together, we'll explore the underlying causes and triggers of your depression. Understanding why you feel this way is the first step toward recovery.
  • Personalized Strategies. I use a variety of counselling methods tailored to your specific needs. This might include cognitive-behavioural techniques to challenge negative thoughts, mindfulness to stay grounded, and other approaches that resonate with you.
  • Coping Skills.I’ll teach you practical skills to manage your symptoms. These can include techniques for handling stress, improving sleep, and boosting your mood.
  • Building Resilience. We'll work on strengthening your emotional resilience. This involves developing positive thinking patterns and healthy habits that support your mental well-being.
  • Supporting Change. Our sessions will focus on small, manageable steps towards change. Over time, these steps can lead to significant improvements in how you feel and function.

My goal is to support you through your depression, helping you understand it, manage it, and ultimately, find a path to a happier, more balanced life.

Trauma-related issues (e.g. PTSD)

Traumatic experiences can have a profound impact on mental health, leading to symptoms such as intrusive thoughts, nightmares, and emotional distress.

I walk along side you offering empathy and understanding as we process your trauma, find meaning in the pain and restore your sense of safety and self-empowerment.

Relationships

Relationships are connections between people, whether they're family, friends, or partners. Good relationships make us feel loved, supported, and understood, but they can also bring challenges and conflicts.

As an integrative counsellor, my approach combines different techniques to help improve and strengthen your relationships. Here's how my counselling can help:

  • Effective Communication. I'll help you learn how to communicate more clearly and openly. This can reduce misunderstandings and build stronger connections with others.
  • Conflict Resolution. Together, we'll explore ways to resolve conflicts and disagreements in a healthy manner. This can help you find common ground and improve your relationship dynamics.
  • Understanding Patterns:. We’ll identify any negative patterns or behaviours that might be affecting your relationships. Understanding these can help you make positive changes.
  • Building Trust. Trust is crucial in any relationship. I'll guide you in rebuilding trust if it's been damaged and in strengthening trust in ongoing relationships.
  • Enhancing Empathy. Learning to see things from another person's perspective can improve understanding and connection. I'll help you develop greater empathy and emotional intelligence.
  • Personal Growth. Improving your relationship with yourself is key to better relationships with others. We'll work on self-awareness and self-esteem, which can positively impact all your interactions.

My goal is to support you in creating healthier, more fulfilling relationships by improving communication, resolving conflicts, and fostering personal growth.

Self-esteem and self-confidence issues

Low self-esteem can impact various aspects of life, affecting self-worth, decision-making, and relationships.

With warm support and gentle guidance, we explore your negative self beliefs, nurturing self-compassion and cultivating a more positive and confident self-image.

Bereavement
Stress management

Excessive stress can impact physical and mental well-being.

Together we can develop effective stress management techniques, explore and modify stress-inducing thought patterns, and establish healthy boundaries and self-care practices to promote your wellbeing.

Life transitions

As you embark on major life transitions, uncertainty and emotional challenges may arise.

In my supportive presence, I offer guidance, providing strategies and resources to navigate these changes, adapt, and embrace a fulfilling new chapter in your life.

Bereavement & Loss

Bereavement is tough and often lead to overwhelming emotions. You might feel sad, angry, confused, or even numb. These feelings are normal and part of the process of grieving. Everyone grieves differently and there's no right or wrong way to feel.

As an integrative counsellor, my approach combines different techniques to support you during this difficult time. Here's how my counselling can help:

  • Listening and Understanding. I provide a safe space where you can talk about your feelings and experiences without judgment. This can help you feel heard and understood, which is important for healing.
  • Emotional Support. Grief can bring up a range of emotions. I'll help you explore and express these emotions in a healthy way, so you don't feel overwhelmed by them.
  • Coping Strategies. Together, we'll find practical ways to cope with your loss. This might include techniques to manage stress, anxiety, or sadness, helping you feel more in control.
  • Personalised Approach. Everyone’s grief journey is unique. I use different counselling methods tailored to your needs, whether it's talking therapy, mindfulness, or other techniques that resonate with you.
  • Moving Forward. While grief doesn't have a set timeline, our sessions can help you find a path forward. We'll work on building resilience and finding meaning after your loss, so you can start to heal and look towards the future.

My goal is to support you through your bereavement, helping you navigate your emotions and find a way to move forward while honouring your loved one.

My Approach & Philosophy

Healing and growth are at the heart of what I do.

 

I provide therapy sessions in various formats to accommodate your needs. Whether you prefer in person sessions in Tenterden, Kent, online sessions, or telephone sessions, I offer flexibility.

You’re in safe hands.

 

During our sessions, you can expect to be heard, understood, and supported without judgment. I strongly believe in the power of empathy and its profound impact on the therapeutic process. By fostering a compassionate and non-judgmental environment, my aim is to help you gain insight, clarity, and a deeper understanding of yourself.

As an integrative counsellor, I adeptly blend a range of approaches and techniques to tailor our sessions to your specific needs. To learn more about the modalities I offer, please explore further on this website.

Furthermore, I am a registered member of The National Counselling and Psychotherapy Society (NCPS), and I adhere to their Code of Ethical Practice.

For additional information on this, please
visit nationalcounsellingsociety.org.

Get In Touch

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Call

07957 346583

Email

info@garethtaylorcounselling.com

Hours

Mon - Fri: 9am - 7pm