Welcome to Acorn Therapy

We provide counselling, Psychotherapy and mental health support in Taunton or Exeter.

Counselling & Psychotherapy services

Professional, confidential counselling and psychotherapy Services

Denis Victor, BA Integ Couns, FDA, Cert, Reg, MBACP

I am a qualified counsellor offering private one-on-one Counselling in Taunton and Exeter for individual adults-Men, Women, Teenagers-students and Trainee/Student Counsellors. I offer a safe, confidential place to talk about issues that may be confusing, painful or uncomfortable. These experiences may exist within your own home, community, workplace or education institution. Ultimately they have negatively impacting upon you.

Are you experiencing: 
Anxiety and inability to cope with daily life? Are you struggling with depression, panic attacks or stress? Do you have difficulty in dealing with loss or bereavement or a major change in life?  Do you luck confidence and failing to fulfil your potential? Do you have relationship difficulties? Do you feel isolated and lonely? Dealing with Unemployment/ underemployment,Relationships, sex and sexual identity, Drug and alcohol abuse, Financial concerns, Work related problems, Illness / disability, Family breakdown, Pregnancy, Criminal activity / involvement in the criminal justice system? I am here to help.

Other issues I work with include: Men’s issues, Abuse, Anger management, Cultural issues, Domestic violence/abuse, Race and racism, Self-harm, Spirituality.

I like to use Creative therapy where appropriate, applying techiniques which help my clients find a form of expression beyond words or traditional counselling. 

I also have a specialist working with difference and diversity – culture, ethnicity and race providing Counselling in Devon and Somerset for culturally diverse clients and individuals from Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) communities. Mental health can be affected by a variety of experiences in life due to race and culture. I want to actively engage in confronting this inequality through my empathetic service to BAME 

Professional Membership:

I am a member of the following organisations, ensuring the highest professional and clinical standards:

British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I bide by its code of ethics and professional practice.

Member of the Taunton Association of Therapists (TAP). Member The black, African and Asian Therapy Network (BAATN). 

My Philosophy - The Acorn Principle

Imagine an acorn that has falls from an oak tree. This acorn has the potential within it to become a mighty oak tree itself. Squirrels help oaks spread, because they store acorns in the ground, practically planting little oak trees,

Given the right conditions, the acorn will germinate and automatically grow and accomplish this outcome. People are like the acorn, we seek to continually grow in positive ways. A counsellor is the squirrel to aid the process through therapy. 

The acorn principle means we have to look inside and discover what seed we are being. We seek to be acorns who will develop into oak trees. If the right conditions are provided to meet the needs of an acorn, you will grow to become a mighty oak tree. Your fastest, easiest and most enjoyable growth comes from your natural talents and skills. You are the best expert on who you are.

Please Get in Touch!

I take referrals for counselling from individuals, parents, families other professionals and organisations. For more information on counselling please contact me