About Me

I am 52 years old and live and practise in the village of Croston in Lancashire. My early career was spent in commerce working for large organisations in the IT and Outsourcing sectors. However, after 20 years of doing this I decided to change career and, following three years training and practise in Person Centred counselling, I qualified as a Counsellor and Psychotherapist. I completed a further 2 years post graduate training and my CPD is ongoing.

As well as my Private Practice, I have worked in a number of settings including the NHS (GP surgery), a Community Support Centre, various schools and a Hospice.

My theoretical approach to counselling is primarily Person Centred. When appropriate, I will sometimes take a more integrative approach incorporating Existential Psychotherapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT and Third Wave CBT) and Transactional Analysis (TA). I am also an experienced Mindfulness practitioner and sometimes my clients find that Mindfulness helps.

As your Counsellor I will accept you unconditionally for the person you are, empathise with you as best I can so that I can experience the world as you do and I will try to be as honest as possible with you in the relationship. 

I am a Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and, as such, I adhere to the BACP ethical framework which promotes the essential elements of professional practise including regular clinical supervision of my practice by a qualified and experienced supervisor.

Training, Qualifications & Experience

As a Counsellor, I have come across many different client issues in my career and I have worked with many clients all of whom have had their own unique story.

I have worked with issues such as Depression, Anxiety, Stress, Anger, Relationship Issues, Low self-esteem, Confidence issues, Sexuality, Gender Identification, Addictions, OCD, Phobias, Childhood and Family issues, Bereavement and Pre bereavement, Ageing, Illness and Fear of Death, Meaning and Fulfilment, Guilt, Shame, Loneliness and Isolation, Loss, Work and Career counselling.

I have a commitment to ongoing training and CPD. My formal qualifications are:

 

Contact me in confidence on: 07807 318885 (mobile)

or email: info@darrentaylorcounselling.com