Rachel Taylor

Experienced Counsellor, Wetherby

I have run a successful private practice from the West and North Yorkshire area for over 15 years. The majority of my clients come through direct recommendations but I also receive a high proportion of referrals from local GP’s and medical insurers, such as BUPA and Aviva. I also regularly do work for employment assistance programmes.

Proven results

My main priority as a counsellor is to work with my clients to assist them to make positive changes in their life. I see extremely positive results in those I work with. As part of my role, I continually track and monitor the success of those I work with and I am pleased to report a consistently high improvement rate.

The bedrock of my success

Forming relationships with my clients that enables them to feel comfortable and secure

This is crucial as it is the foundation that allows people to build the necessary trust to share their problems. I respectfully work with people establishing joint understanding of how they have come to have their uncomfortable feelings. I believe that whatever emotional problem you have, counselling can help you get a greater perspective on things, so that you can live a happier and more fulfilling life.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is your cancellation policy?2017-04-28T16:03:54+00:00

I reserve the right to charge a full session fee if a session is cancelled with less than 48 hours’ notice.

What are your payment terms?2020-04-24T09:29:19+00:00

Unless a private health insurer is paying, payment should be made by cash, cheque or BACS at the end of each session.

How do I know if I need counselling?2017-04-21T15:49:18+00:00

Everyone feels low at some point in their lives and if you’re struggling to cope it may be difficult to see beyond your current situation. Talking about how you’re feeling with a qualified counsellor can help put things into perspective and help you to feel more positive about the future.


What types of counselling do you provide and which is best for me?2017-04-21T15:51:07+00:00

The types of counselling that I use are Integrative, Person Centred, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Transpersonal and Solution Focused. While these may sound complicated or scary when you understand what they mean it can help alleviate any prior fears. Find out more by visiting the resources page.

What kind of problems can counselling help with?2017-04-21T15:53:34+00:00

Talking therapies such as counselling can be used to help with many different mental health conditions, including:

  • Depression, anxiety and low self esteem.
  • Relationship and family problems.
  • Coping with change.
  • Problems at work.
  • All types of addition.
  • Loss, grief and bereavement.
  • Bullying and victimisation.
  • Trauma and mental health.
How long does each session last and how many times will I need to come?2017-04-21T15:58:24+00:00

Each session lasts 50 minutes. The number of sessions you will require depends on each individual.

How much does counselling cost?2020-04-24T09:29:45+00:00

Each 50 minute session usually costs £60.00.

If you have private health insurance, your insurer might help with the fees. Please contact your insurer to see if they can help.

I also provide discounted fees to people on benefits and low incomes. Please ask to see if this applies.

I’m worried about someone else, what should I do?2017-04-28T16:05:18+00:00

Being worried about someone else’s mental health can be stressful. While every situation is different, there are some practical guidelines you can follow for knowing what to say to them. Here’s a link to the counselling directory that offers some further advice if you find yourself in this situation. In my experience however therapy has the best chance of success if the person needing it arranges it.

“Made a huge difference. I’ve finally got my life back on track. Can’t thank you enough.”

Company Director • Garforth

“I can’t believe the difference that this has made to my outlook on life. Rachel has helped me focus my thinking which has changed my outlook on many aspects of my life. ”

Estate Agent • Scarcroft

I wanted to say thank you for your encouragement and support in the last months. Most of all, thank you for listening to me! I have found our sessions invaluable.

Housewife • Wetherby