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Taylah Garner, BSc, Dip.Couns., MBACP

Certified By: BACP
From: Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom (UK)
Type of session: Secure Video Call, Secure Text Chat, Via Phone
Also speaks: English

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Specialty: Abuse, Anxiety, Depression, Development disorders, Education, Family, Grief, Health, Identity, LGBTQ, Mood, Self - Esteem, Stress
Target Age Group: Teenager, Adult
Therapist Since: 01/11/2019

About Me

A warm, non-judgemental, person-centred/ACT therapeutic counsellor with extensive experience in LGBTQ+, social anxiety, learning differences, organisation/stress management and family estrangement.

Please note that my availability will differ and may not be fully shown on the ‘book a session’ page. If you are able to book an initial session through the availability given I am then able to offer a more flexible range of sessions.

My Philosophy

I believe that mental health is just as important as our physical health. Someone once said to me: ‘You wouldn’t put off going to a doctor if you had a broken leg, so why do we not seek help when our mind is suffering?’. Since that day, I’ve looked to work in a field that helps those with their mental health.
I work with all ages and am also currently also a Lead Specialist Mental Health Mentor supporting university students.

My Experience

I have an extensive range of experience within the mental health field:

As mentioned previously, I am a Lead Specialist Mental Health Mentor. This role entails one-to-one sessions with clients to help them identify any problems and find solutions to the barriers their mental health may be causing them.

My counselling experience also consists of working for MIND and a secondary school/sixth-form, in which I have counselled clients (students, parents and teachers) with a range of cultures and genders.

Specialisms 
I have had a particularly extensive background in working with:

Learning differences (my everyday role), domestic abuse, LGBTQ+, social anxiety, problems with organising and family estrangement.

Qualifications: 

BSc Psychology (1st Class with hons)
L4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
Currently Studying: Child and Adolescent Mental Wellbeing MSc
I also hold a BACP membership

 

My Approach

What I Can Offer

I am a person-centred counsellor that uses a blend of ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy) techniques. This means I use a reflective approach and give people the space to help them process the problems they bring to therapy. I also have a range of exercises that can help with more practical issues such as having problems with anxiety and re-framing the way we see the world. Additionally, I focus on the relationships we have with ourselves, and how this can be contributing to our low mood or getting in the way of us doing the things we would like to do.

The nature of providing a person-centred environment means that anything can be brought to counselling to reflect on and process. It can be helpful to sound out the thoughts you may be having surrounding a particular life event, or even things that happen in your day to day life.

I can also help with stress management by working out a schedule and breaking certain problems you may be having into smaller, more manageable pieces. Self-care is also important to address which we can do together; I also have a plethora of resources surrounding this.