Therapies Practiced

As an experienced integrative counsellor, I use a bespoke blend of various therapies to meet the unique needs of every individual I work with. Here are just some of the modalities I draw upon.

Person-Centred Therapy

In this type of therapy, you are the most important part of the process.

Here, you are accepted and shown deep understanding without judgment. It is a wonderful opportunity to be your genuine self.

This creates a safe space where you can freely explore your thoughts, emotions, and experiences.

Psychodynamic Therapy

This therapy looks at unconscious thoughts and experiences from your early life to understand the root causes of your current challenges.

By gaining a deeper understanding of yourself, you can gain insights that lead to transformative healing.

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

CBT focuses on how your thoughts, emotions, and behaviours are connected.

Together, we identify and change unhelpful patterns to develop practical strategies for managing difficulties and creating positive changes in your life.

Transactional Analysis

This therapy examines how you communicate and interact with others; helping us improve our relationships.

It provides tools for effective communication, setting boundaries, and personal growth.

Mindfulness Therapy

Mindfulness therapy teaches you to be aware of the present moment and accept it without judgment.

This promotes emotional regulation, self-compassion, and a deeper
connection with yourself and others.

Gestalt Therapy

Gestalt therapy emphasises the integration of your mind, body, and spirit.

It focuses on self-awareness, taking personal responsibility, and fostering personal growth and transformation.

How Do I Know if Therapy is Right for Me?

Welcome. Deciding whether therapy is right for you is a deeply personal and individual choice.

Seeking therapy can be a significant decision and it is natural to have questions or concerns.

This FAQ section aims to provide you with some answers and guidance to help you determine if therapy is the right choice for you.

FAQs

What is therapy?

Therapy, also known as psychotherapy or counselling, is a collaborative and nurturing process between a trained therapist and a client.

It offers a safe and confidential space where you can explore your thoughts, emotions, behaviours, and concerns, with the goal of improving mental health and overall well-being.

How do I know if therapy is right for me?

Therapy can be immensely beneficial for individuals facing various challenges, such as emotional distress, relationship difficulties, life transitions, or mental health conditions.

If you find yourself struggling to cope, feeling stuck, or experiencing persistent distress, therapy may provide the support and guidance you need.

Will therapy work for me?

The effectiveness of therapy can vary from person to person.

It depends on factors such as your willingness to engage, the therapeutic relationship, your commitment to the process, and the fit between your needs and the therapist’s expertise.

Research consistently shows that therapy has the potential to bring about positive changes and personal growth.

How long does therapy take?

The duration of therapy varies depending on your specific needs and goals. Some individuals benefit from short-term therapy focused on specific issues, while others may engage in longer-term therapy for more complex concerns.

This is a point we discuss in our initial consultation together with your goals, concerns and desired outcomes.

How do I choose the right therapist?

Finding the right therapist is crucial for a positive therapy experience. Consider factors such as the therapist’s expertise, approach, availability, and personal fit.

Trust your instincts and seek a therapist who creates a safe and nonjudgmental environment, where you feel understood and supported.

How much does therapy cost?

Therapy fees may vary depending on factors such as location, therapist’s experience, and treatment modality.

My fees are £60 per 50 minute session and I offer online, telephone and in person counselling.

Is therapy confidential?

Yes, therapy is confidential.

Therapists are bound by ethical and legal guidelines to maintain client confidentiality, except in situations where there is a risk of harm to oneself or others.

Your privacy and confidentiality are prioritised to create a safe space for open and honest exploration.

What can I expect in a therapy session?

Therapy sessions typically involve conversations between you and your therapist.

My role is to actively listen, ask questions, and offer insights and guidance.

Together, we work to explore your concerns, set goals, and develop strategies for positive change. Therapy is a collaborative process focused on your unique needs.

I hope these FAQs have provided you with some initial guidance.

Remember, every individual’s therapy journey is unique and meaningful.

If you have further questions or would like to explore therapy further, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me. I am here to support you on your path to healing and growth.

Get In Touch

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Call

07957 346583

Email

info@garethtaylorcounselling.com

Hours

Mon - Fri: 9am - 7pm