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Diane Taylerson Counselling

Individual & Bereavement Counselling in Bristol & South Gloucestershire

Hello my name is Diane, I am a BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) Registered Counsellor and hold a Degree in Counselling with Distinction from the University of Bristol. I am also an accredited Counsellor, Qualified Supervisor, and group facilitator for Cruse Bereavement Care with over fifteen years’ experience. In addition to this I have worked for well-known child bereavement Charity providing support to parents and their families following the death of a child. I have also experienced many personal losses myself including the unexpected and traumatic loss of my youngest Daughter

I have extensive experience working with a wide range of issues, and or challenging life circumstances.

Bereavement Counselling

Following a recent or past bereavement it can be difficult trying to navigate our way through an array of complex and often intense emotions and feeling’s following a loved one’s death. Or someone very close.

Although commonalities exist among people who have experienced a certain type of loss, grief is individual and unique to the person experiencing it, and their unique relationship with the person who has died- and the circumstances surrounding the death.

I have extensive experience of working with complicated bereavement to include Suicide, Murder/manslaughter. Multiple loses, Child loss, Road Traffic accident. Accidental death. Terminal illness. Death of a loved one after a long period of illness. Unexpected or expected losses. Disenfranchised grief, when your relationship is not acknowledged, or the impact of their death is minimized by others


Some issues people may bring

Taking the first step towards entering into counselling can feel quite daunting and sometimes overwhelming. If you are reading this, then it might be that you are struggling at the moment but not sure if counselling will help, or what to expect?

People enter into counselling for many different reasons, it might be, they are going through a particularly difficult time in their life -right now. Or something that happened many years ago has suddenly begun to resurface and feel its time to address this problem. Experiencing relationship problems, separation, going through a divorce, work related issues, illness, personal problems, or feelings of dissatisfaction with life in general. Anxiety and or Depression. Isolation. Life’s transitions and changes, whether that is personal or work related. Caring for someone- role and reasonability. Redundancy, Retirement, Identity, Low self- esteem. Facing difficult decisions about the future. Or you may not know why you are feeling ‘out of sorts?”

Whether your difficulties are long standing, or you feel you may need some support right now to help you get through a difficult time-please feel free to contact me.

My approach

The advantage of providing Integrative Humanistic counselling is that, it brings together different elements of specific therapies which can be tailored to meet a variety of individual needs, and concerns. I am able to draw key concepts and techniques into our sessions from the following approaches: Person-Centered, Psychodynamic, Gestalt, Solution Focused, and Transactional Analysis

I firmly believe the quality of the client counsellor relationship should be based on trust, empathy, and -therapeutic for the client. I offer a warm, empathic, safe, and non-judgmental environment to help people explore their current or past situation, explore difficult, confusing, painful emotions, or traumatic experiences in a professional and supportive way.


All information disclosed during the counselling process is held in confidence.
GDPR. Please read my policy which explains how your confidential information is maintained.

I am a Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. As a member of the BACP I adhere strictly to its Ethical Framework for Good Practice.
In accordance with BACP guidelines, I attend regular supervision and follow an ongoing programme of Continuing Professional Development Training.


I currently offer sessions at the following locations Scyamore House Britannia Road Bristol BS15 8DB. Day and evening appointments available from Monday to Thursday 9:30am -7:00pm Counselling sessions will need to booked in advance, it is not possible to see you without a prior appointment being made.


Initial Sessions are charged at £ 25.00 Further sessions are charged at £45 for 1-1 Individual Sessions Block Sessions x 6 £240.00

If you need to cancel your appointment, please may I ask that you provide me with 48 hours notice, so as your appointment may be offered to others in need of support. Cancellations made less than 48 hours’ notice will be charged at 50% of original fee.