I specialise in Person Centred counselling and EMDR in Cheshire

I'm Here to Listen


Patricia Taylor M.Sc Counselling Psychology.

My Practice

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 My counselling model is Person-Centred.  Many years experience enables me to offer effective , individualised, psychological treatment.  I treat  most emotional disorders and provide a neutral ground to individuals in a safe, non-judgemental and confidential environment..I am an accredited EMDR practitioner.  Counselling in Congleton EMDR in Congleton

My Treatment Focus

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My focus is to help individuals heal, energise, and become aware of their inner strengths. I achieve this by providing a neutral safe space, listening to your concerns, understanding you and your issues to customise a treatment plan which meets your needs. EMDR in Congleton Counselling in Congleton

Find Yourself Again

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I will be there for you every step of your journey. My goal is to help you grow from your struggles, heal your pain, and move forward to where you want to be in your life. Counselling in Congleton EMDR in Congleton

Mental Heath Issues are more common than you might think.

Depression & Anxiety

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Depression, fear, and anxiety are some of the most common and uncomfortable emotions that we can experience at some point in our lives. Through counselling and treatment, we are able to help you recover motivation, perspective, and joy that you once had in your life. 

Counselling and Trauma Therapy in Cheshire Counselling in Congleton EMDR in Congleton

Trauma & PTSD

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Many individuals can experience symptoms associated with painful and traumatic circumstances. Anxiety, fear, guilt and hopelessness are a few emotions that can linger post traumatic events. I can help you overcome these symptoms and guide you through the process of grief and healing. 

 

Childhood Issues

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Many adult issues stem from difficulties during childhood.  As adults it seems that occurrences from so long ago are forgotten, however the truth is that they may be stored and managed through coping mechanisms developed throughout the years, manifesting in Depression and Anxiety in adult life.  Counseling and Trauma Therapy in Cheshire Counselling and Trauma Therapy in Congleton counselling in Congleton EMDR in Cheshire

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Person Centered Counselling provides an opportunity for you to address your issues in a safe, confidential and non-judgemental space. You are in control and would not be expected to do or say anything that you are not ready to address. Your safety is of optimum importance. This would be discussed during your first appointment.

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EMDR is a treatment developed to treat trauma related issues. A psychological trauma can occur when you have experienced either a single event or long lasting or repeated events that are so overwhelming it affects your ability to cope or make sense of what happened.

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At your first appointment you will be offered an assessment and a treatment plan with explanations about the plan. This allows you to make an informed decision about your therapy. The first step on your therapeutic journey to wellness.

Some presenting Issues

Poverty and Blame

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Charlie was older than his Mum

Although just fourteen he could do the sums,

To spend money on make-up and fags you see 

meant none left to put food on the table for tea.


His life was so hard,n there was not enough cash

When it all got too much to his Grandma's he'd dash

to escape from the pressure, he always was blamed

for his Mum's poverty.  Why did he feel ashamed?


At school he was ridiculed, cheap trainers he wore,

the kids knew they were from a charity store.

He knew if his Mum didn't spend like a fool

there'd be money to buy what he needed for school.


Charlie felt responsible for Mum and her brood.

Resentment and anger, his deeds misconstrued. 

They said he was bad, his behaviour appalling

when truth was, in fact, for help he was calling.

Sexual Abuse

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When Janet was young and had just started school she learned many things, at that age it's the rule.

To listen to big-folk and do what they say, she believed what he said, the secret was play.

She kept it inside.


I know that he taught me to do wicked things, sometimes shame and bad thoughts it can bring.

Now I'm open and honest, don't keep it inside,my thoughts and feelings I no longer hide .

Don't keep it inside.


Sometimes to feel special would thrill me to bits, surprises for me and some small thoughtful gifts,

to show that I'm thought of and held in esteem.

that's what I really longed for, my own private dream.

I keep it inside.


She tells me her story and in her own way explains how she feels, but it won't go away,unless someone listens and helps her to grow, their care and respect for her they must show.

Then it will go away.


Difficulty in Expressing Emotions

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 People often find it hard to understand their own issues.  Overthinking tends to cloud whatever is their real problem. Often just talking it through with a therapist brings about "light bulb"moments, when things fit into place and the answer becomes apparent. Sometimes a poem written for them helps them to understand themselves. 


I love my dog, he lives with my Dad, 

who messed everything up and he seems to be glad that he got a new family, just why is not known,

that he'd rather take care of these kids than his own.

It hurts me so much, he prefers them to us,

but he's got  my dog so I don't make a fuss.


Me and my Sister are angry and mad

Some other family has stolen our Dad.

Well they didn't steal him, he just walked away,

I'm not sure that I would have asked him to stay.

He broke my Mum's heart and my big Sister's too

We are all feeling angry so"What can we do?"


I'll write him a letter and tell him how hurt        and resentful I feel like he treated us like dirt.

I'll say how unimportant he led me to feel

that we are both lucky our Mum's love is real.        I will make my letter my emotional log

but I won't send it 'till he's given back my dog!!



Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

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Trauma causes the brain to store information incorrectly, resulting in unwanted, distressing symptoms.  EMDR is a treatment developed to move and aid normal processing of incorrectly stored information.  

I offer a 50% reduction in fees for ex-servicemen and women who are suffering due to Trauma experienced whilst on duty.

Emotional Abuse

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Bullying is the way most people would describe emotional abuse.  It happens in school, at work, in the home, in fact anywhere people are together.

It can be difficult for some people to explain their feelings around emotional abuse, if constant it can become a way of life, leading to depression and for some even suicidal ideation.  Talking helps and there is always a way out.

Sexual Abuse

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One of the most difficult issues for both genders to address.  Often kept hidden for years or never disclosed. Feelings of guilt and shame are often experienced by the victim and kept, leading to low self-esteem and depression.  Whereas the true guilt lies with the perpetrator. Therapy helps to see the issue in a different light, remove upsetting feelings and regain personal strength.  Therapy  available for both Men and Women

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