Taylor Made Therapy
Mind ~ Body ~ Soul
Counselling & Psychotherapy
I work with particular issues that you may wish to explore in more depth such as
generalised anxiety disorder
living with long-term pain
work life balance
family and relationships
Whatever you feel you would like to know more about and the way it maybe impacting on your life and the choices you make.
You may be looking for an opportunity for some personal development, to enhance your life by increasing your self confidence and help you achieve your full potential.
You may have feelings such as sadness, shock, anger, relief, guilt, yearning, questioning your faith or belief systems, bitterness, insomnia or experiencing physical pain
You may have become withdrawn and isolated or perhaps become so busy you find that you do not have any time to do anything.
You may be thinking that you feel stuck, you can't cope, you don't know what to do.
You may be thinking other people around you don't get how you feel.
Would you like to move on from this stuck place in your life?
Do you want someone to listen to you without judgement?
Do you want to change the way you feel?
I can help by listening to you, helping you to make sense of what is happening, giving you hope. The aim is for you to find better ways to understand yourself or to bring about change in how you may react or perceive yourself in certain situations, assisting your mind and emotional well-being.
I have a focus on working with adults dealing with Loss, and those living with Chronic Pain making sense of where they are, to give them hope and supporting them to move forward.
How you experience loss is a unique experience, loss can occur in may ways, you may have been made redundant, a breakdown in a relationship, a bereavement of some kind or through a change in your health, such as a chronic pain condition.
Come and explore your issues with me, together we will find coping strategies and ways to process what you are going through.
If this is the first time you have thought about seeking help from a therapist and may feel anxious how it all works, some of these may be answered here.
By exploring what is going on in your mind and body you can begin to heal yourself, it gives you the space and opportunity to externalise thoughts, feelings and emotions to assist in your well-being and re-balancing your energy system or to bring about change in how you may feel emotionally and physically. Providing you with coping strategies to be able to live a more fulfilling life and understanding your reactions to certain situations that you may find yourself experiencing now and in the future.
There are many reasons why people seek counselling. It can be due to depression, anxiety, living with long term pain, life changes, loneliness, work, redundancy, family and relationship issues, bereavement, a current crisis or a past experience. It maybe that they are searching for a sense of purpose or perhaps looking to explore their spirituality.
Counselling looks at ways to understand yourself with a focus on the present problems that you are experiencing right now and works to find solutions. Sometimes it is easy to get stuck in a pattern of behaviour and feel that there is no way out. It is about looking at the challenges that you are facing on a daily basis either at home or at work and identify ways to move forward by changing your thinking and reaction providing you with an opportunity to work towards a more content way of living.
Counselling describes a talking therapy, where you can share what is troubling you in a safe, secure environment with a professional who has been trained to listen to you.
Psychotherapy works in the same way as counselling and can help with issues such as bereavement, stress, relationships and addictions. It also supports those suffering mental health challenges such as bipolar, anxiety disorders, depressive disorders and PTSD.
It assists you to have a deeper understanding of your emotions by exploring your past in more depth as well as the present. It questions how you experienced life as a child or young adult and how that might be affecting your life in the present moment. The therapy aims to go to the root and beginning of the issues to help you uncover your core beliefs, identity and how these could be impacting on the way you experience and live life now.
The aim of psychotherapy is to support your choices and increase your awareness encompassing mind, body soul. It is a process of transformation and of self understanding of what is known and what is not known, so works by exploring the unconscious factors as well as those that you maybe aware of.
How I work
I work in an integrative way both as a Counsellor and Psychotherapist with a range of therapeutic modalities such as Person Centred which gives you the client the space to talk about you, externalising your thoughts, feelings and emotions; Gestalt to process what is happening in your body, emotionally and spiritually; Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and mindfulness, to explore patterns of behaviour and thoughts. Psycho-spiritual working with your unique essence to bring yourself into alignment with your soul and spirit. I also use creativity and nature. Blending various specific theories that may resonate with you and how you would like to work.
I trained as a Counsellor and then completed further training as a Psychotherapist, to be able to support you on your journey of self-discovery.
I am able to combine other therapies that I offer, if appropriate such as EDT as part of a session if you choose to do so.
Contact me now to arrange a no obligation 10-minute discovery call
Individuals over 18
Long Term - Decide to engage in as many sessions as you require
Short Term - Set amount of sessions with specific goals in mind, (min 6- 8 sessions)
Face to Face sessions are held at the office in Newton Abbot, South Devon
Situated close to the railway station, just a short stroll away. Easy access by bus.
There is on street parking available outside the office which is free for 1 hour.
Walk & Talk in local area close to the office
via Video Call and Telephone
£45 Payment to be made by BACS prior to the session.
I would like counselling to be more accessible and with that in mind, I aim to provide an affordable service. I have some concessionary rates available for trainee counsellors and those on low incomes. Please contact me to discuss your requirements.