About TayNet

TayNet is a network of counsellors and psychotherapists from the Tayside and North Fife area.

We have joined together so that people looking for help can have easy access to a network of counsellors from the Tayside and north Fife area. A group of Counsellors and Psychotherapists from whom you can have confidence in receiving qualified and ethical support.

By choosing a TayNet member for your support you are ensured good practice. The TayNet members come from many different counselling modalities and have a wide range of counselling experience. However, they all share a commitment to work to professional standards and to build an ethical relationship with you. TayNet members also share a similar set of values, principles and personal moral qualities that inform their work.

Each member has a minimum of a Diploma in Counselling from a recognised accredited organisation and is a member of a recognised registering body such as the BACP, UKCP, COSCA or NCS. They all undertake to work in accordance with their organisation's Ethical Framework which includes a commitment to having regular counselling supervision. Each member is also covered by Professional Indemnity and Public Liability Insurances.

The TayNet members understand that finding someone local to you can make attending counselling much easier. Our network of counsellors practice in Dundee and across the Tay bridge in Fife. We also have members in Angus and Perth and Kinross. Of course, when you cannot get to the counselling room in person our members can offer either virtual face to face, online counselling, or telephone counselling.

You can have the support you need when it fits into your life. The TayNet members offer counselling sessions over a range of times including days and evenings. Contact a member now to ask for support.

Choosing a Therapist

Only you can decide whether a practitioner will be right for you. Before deciding on your therapist, do not be afraid to ask questions or request further information. The therapists in this directory tell you what qualifications they have achieved. Common qualifications such as diplomas, degrees and certificates, and subject topics such as counselling are abbreviated. Most practioners will be happy to provide additional information over the phone or by email. (You may want to meet the therapist in person.) In general, theoretical approach is less important than the quality of the relationship you can form with the counsellor/psychotherapist.

Ask yourself if you would feel comfortable telling this person intimate details of your life. Do you feel safe with them? Do you like their manner towards you? Could you be completely open with them?

You may feel you require a set number of sessions or are sure you will require the practitioner’s service over a longer period. You can make a contract with the therapist for an agreed amount of time. Each session usually lasts for about an hour and fees are paid before or on the day of your appointment.

The therapists in this directory are all members of a professional body with ensures they abide by a code of ethics. You can find out more about why this is important by visiting the relevant website or asking your therapist for more information.

Finally other questions you may wish to ask the therapist before coming to a decision are: