Louise Taylor

Louise Taylor


Registered Member MBACP

Contact information

Phone number
07876708732

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Therapist - Manchester

Manchester M21
07876708732
Sessions from £60.00

Features

  • Flexible hours available

About me and my therapy practice

I'm Louise, a psychodynamic counsellor. I work with individuals to look at the patterns of difficulty we face in relating to ourselves and to others. These patterns can be outside or our awareness, unconscious, often coming from our very early experiences. Echoes of these early experiences will be evident in the therapy room, in the relationship with your therapist (which is referred to as transference). The therapeutic relationship is somewhere safe to work on our difficulties, having our experiences held by a neutral other who is available to us. The regularity and reliability of this relationship is what can really help us to look at what is going on. Change then comes in often quite subtle ways.

People may come for therapy because of uncomfortable symptoms they are experiencing or due to something they can't quite put their finger on. An initial consultation would help us to look at what's currently happening and think about ways we could work together. This can be for shorter term, time limited work where there is a clear difficulty or pattern. Or it may be longer term, open ended more exploratory work. 

Practice description

I established my private practice in 2013. I have worked as a therapist in the NHS since 2006.

I am now back offering face to face appointments at my room in Chorlton. I have COVID guidance in place to ensure this is safe for all concerned. 

As a result of the pandemic I have found video and telephone to be a useful way of working. As such I would consider undertaking only video or telephone work with someone if distance or vulnerability due to shielding were an issue. 

My practice is psychodynamic. I work with people in a once or twice weekly psychotherapy. I do use an analytic couch where appropriate. 

My first session

An initial consultation or consultations is the best way to start. This helps us to think about the way I work and the needs you have. Some people choose to have up to 4 consultations before beginning therapy. In the initial session it's helpful to think about what you might want to get from the therapy, as well as if you want to engage in a shorter term, focused piece of work (minimum 16 sessions), or in more open ended ongoing work. 

What I can help with

Abuse, ADD / ADHD, AIDS/HIV, Anger management, Anxiety, Autism spectrum / Aspergers syndrome, Bereavement, Cancer, Child related issues, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Cultural issues, Depression, Disability, Eating disorders, Health related issues, Identity issues, Infertility, Loss, Men's issues, Obsessions, OCD, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Service veterans, Sex-related issues, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Psychodynamic

Clients I work with

Adults, EAP, Older adults, Organisations, Trainee, Young people

How I deliver therapy

Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling, Time-limited

Supervisor - Manchester

Manchester M21
07876708732
Sessions from £60.00

Features

  • Flexible hours available

About me and my therapy practice

Experienced supervisor; background in CBT now working psychodynamically. I have provided supervision in NHS & private settings for over 10 years. 

Practice description

I have been working privately since 2013. I have a psychodynamic practice in Chorlton where I see patients once or twice weekly. I also use an analytic couch. 

My first session

An initial informal meeting can be helpful to think about if I'm the right supervisor for you. 

Types of therapy

Psychodynamic

Clients I work with

Adults, EAP, Older adults, Organisations, Trainee, Young people

How I deliver therapy

Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling, Time-limited