CAZ TAYLOR THERAPY
IN PRACTISE FULL TIME SINCE 1994
REGISTERED MEMBER MBACP (ACCRED)
ADVANCED DIPLOMA IN COUNSELLING
DIPLOMA IN SUPERVISION
PCETI GRADUATE (Person-Centred Expressive Therapy Institute)
ADVANCED CERTIFICATE IN COGNITIVE BEHAVIOURAL INTERVENTIONS for Anxiety & Depression
CERTIFICATE IN POST TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER (PTSD)
DIPLOMA IN MASSAGE
DIPLOMA IN ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY
7307 STAGE ONE (Teaching)
I HOLD PROFESSIONAL INDEMNITY INSURANCE
In 1994, when I graduated from Wigan & Leigh College, I was determined to offer my clients a powerful and potent experience of deepest respect, accurate empathy and trust. My hope is that my clients experience me as warm and genuine.
I had experienced first-hand, the immensely life-changing power of the Person-Centred Approach. I had moved out of fear and passivity into quietly confident assertiveness, which affected my life utterly positively. I had felt valued and prized by my own counsellor who had been there, simply to help me make the changes I chose to make. This has become MY philosophy. I totally trust those with whom I work, to know where they are hurting and how to find healing. My role is to be a faithful companion, to help my clients empower themselves and to facilitate these clients to make changes and to heal themselves.
Some 24 years ago I set up and until recently managed the Counselling Service at a St. Helens surgery, where a variety of doctors, and health care professionals referred patients to me for one-to-one sessions. Sadly, due to drastic NHS cuts, this service has been "decomissioned" - much to the dismay of the medics and despair of the patients. However, this has offered a great opportunity to devote more time to my Private Practise, giving greater flexibility in daytime and evening appointments during weekdays in Newton-le-Willows. I continue to receive referrals of NHS patients from GP's I once worked alongside - now to my Private Practise, so still maintain good working relationships with local doctors.
From 2013 until early in 2017, I set-up and managed a further two In-House Counselling Services at two more Medical Centres locally, until again, unfortunately, NHS cuts meant ending the services to these.
Private Practice is a now the whole of my work which I enormously enjoy. There, in a dedicated first floor counselling room, I am able to create a warm and welcoming environment and appropriate therapeutic ambiance, which I am told by my clients is extremely comfortable, quiet, comforting and soothing. I worked for many years as an individual and group therapist at two Priory Hospitals in the North West until December 2013.
My teaching work, over the past 20 years included Introduction, Certificate and Advanced Diploma courses (skills, supervision, personal development and Person-Centred theory). For several yearse I taught a module I developed, on a Masters Degree course at a Liverpool University. This is similar in essence to one I wrote for and delivered to staff of one of the Priory Hospitals.
My training as an Expressive Therapist took place mostly in California with Natalie Rogers (daughter of Carl Rogers), and was completed with my graduation in 1996. I found this experience to be life-changing. My fear, when a student, was tangible and paralysing. I was the one hiding outside the room to complete some of the exercises alone. My growth came from facing my fears and inhibitions, challenging myself to take risks gradually and at my own pace. I may challenge my clients but ALWAYS gently and ALWAYS absolutely respecting his or her choices.
I was delighted to be asked by Natalie, to contribute to her latest book. I feel excited to say that this book is now published and is called The Creative Connection for Groups.
One of the most recent developments to my Practice involved working with BACP/IAPT to supervise experienced counsellors who were learning Emotion Focussed Therapy as part of their Counselling for Depression work within the NHS.
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At the very heart of all my therapeutic work
and training is the absolute commitment to
each individual, to honour and prize his or
her uniqueness. My sole aim is to help each
person achieve his or her goals and to
realise their full potential -
to live and to become the person
he or she wants to be.
Caz Taylor Therapy & Training
Tel: 01925 228825
07973 113027 (24 hour answerphone)
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