Alison Taylor | Accredited Counsellor | Rickmansworth | NCS

Alison Taylor

Member Status: Accredited

Member No: NCS21-02263

Location: Rickmansworth

People often seek psychotherapy because they are feeling overwhelmed or are experiencing some kind of emotional pain. Issues such as anxiety, stress, depression, low self esteem or anger are often the symptoms of past traumas and experiences. I offer an opportunity to identify and overcome these or other difficulties you may be experiencing.

My approach is integrative which combines psychodynamic and person centred counselling. Psychodynamic therapy can help explore and understand how these difficult feelings have been shaped by past experiences and relationships. Thoughts and behaviours can be looked at using a person centred approach to increase self awareness and confidence by looking at how we communicate with others.

I offer a warm, non-judgemental and confidential environment from my counselling room. My aim is to provide a respectful and supportive setting to explore these difficult areas. I can work face to face, online via Zoom or over the telephone if preferred.

The initial 30 minute consultation is free and can be either face to face, online or over the telephone. This time is used to establish if we are able to work together and whether counselling feels right for you.

During an initial assessment session, we can explore the reasons you have decided to seek support at this time. We can look at aims and expectations and agree the focus of our sessions together.

I can be flexible and am able to blend face to face, online or telephone counselling depending on individual circumstances during these complicated times.

If you feel we may be able to work together, please contact me either by email or telephone. I am able to work short term or long term depending on your needs.

My practice is located in Rickmansworth and is within easy reach of neighbouring areas such as Chorleywood, Sarratt, Croxley Green and Watford. Parking is available locally and also on my drive by prior arrangement.

My counselling room is on the first floor so unfortunately I cannot offer wheelchair access.

  • Qualifications & Experience
    I am a Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP Registration Number 390062) and adhere to their Ethical Framework for Good Practice. The BACP is the leading professional association for members of the counselling professions in the UK.

    I am an accredited member of the National Counselling Society (Membership Number NCS21-02263). The National Counselling Society is a programme set up by the Government to improve standards and safety. It holds a register of counsellors that is accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

    I have a Level 4 CPCAB Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling and also attend regular supervision with a clinical supervisor. I am also working towards my Level 5 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling and take part in regular Continued Professional Development and training to stay up to date with safe practice.

    My experience includes working in a pupil referral unit counselling parents and carers of children who are struggling in mainstream education. Also working for an organisation offering counselling and support to people overcoming addiction, and support for their family and carers.

    Accredited member of the National Counselling Society.
    Member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists.
    £5m Public Liability and Professional Indemnity insurance cover in place.
    Enhanced DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service) Certificates held
  • What I can help with
    • Abortion
    • Anger Management
    • Anxiety
    • Assertiveness / Self-confidence / Self-esteem
    • Autistic Spectrum Disorders
    • Bereavement / Loss
    • Bullying
    • Depression
    • Emotional issues
    • Family
    • Generally unhappy with your life
    • Relationships
    • Self-defeating behaviours
    • Self-esteem
    • Stress
    • Trauma
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