Andrea Taylor

We can often manage the small problems that life throws at us, but it’s when the small problems build up when we feel that we are unable to cope. I would like to say from experience, seeking help at any stage, however small they may seem. Often embarrassment or shame can stop us from seeking help, but it might just prevent that feeling of becoming unbearable to manage.

I am a qualified person-centred therapist, which means I offer you a confidential safe space to help you navigate and explore what you want to talk about. I will offer sensitive, thoughtful responses to help you explore your issues, so you are able to find a way forward.

I am currently training in cognitive behavioural therapy, which will give you the techniques to help manage and maintain your problems. I believe that a person can identify ways to change, develop or work towards any goals that they may have. To make life that little bit easier. To me, every person is an individual and knows themselves best.

I have worked with several issues ranging from depression and anxiety to Trauma and chronic health conditions. Whatever the presenting problem, I aim to be sensitive to your needs and strive to understand how things are from your perspective. I am a great believer that sharing your problems can help you heal.

I will offer you compassion, care and trust whilst being sensitive to your needs. I work with you to provide you with the time and space to reflect upon your feelings. I will give you dignity, and respect and remain non-judgemental in our sessions together.

I have been working within the care field, including mental health for over 20 years. I am not claiming to be an expert. You are the expert on yourself. I will help you bring things into your awareness whilst working at your pace to gather your thoughts.

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A qualified therapist will have completed a fully accredited counselling course, and a minimum level 4 diploma (the study from level 2 through to level 4 takes on average 4 years, during which time they will have also undertaken 100 hours of client work).


The therapist holds relevant practice insurance.


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Registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)  |  Level 3 Certificate in Counselling  |  Level 4 Diploma in Counselling  |  Level 5 Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)  |  Certificates in Suicide First Aid  |  Certificates in Care and Mental Health

Therapies Offered

Humanistic therapies

Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)

Person-centred therapy


Face to Face


Video (Zoom calls)

Walk and Talk

Fees and Sessions

£45 – per session

* Free initial consultation





Employee Assistance Programme

Additional Services



(OL11 4EE)

(OL2 8PH)

* Initial consultations are undertaken by our lead therapist who will help ensure you get access to the most appropriate therapist as quickly as possible