Acorn therapy


Face to face & online private counselling and Psychotherapy based in Taunton, Somerset offering UK wide counselling and mental health support. Take part online via Skype, Zoom wherever you are 

“Do you have a problem that’s affecting your ability to function? Is it costing you jobs? Relationships? It doesn’t matter where it came from. You can get help.”

Hi My name is Denis

I am a professionally trained and qualified counsellor and psychotherapist, MBACP-registered , with a diverse range of therapeutic experience. I run a private face to face and online counselling service based in Taunton-Somerset that provides individuals of all ages, of any culture and of any status chance to be helped, guided and supported through counselling and psychotherapy.

I offer both short (6–12 sessions) and longer-term counselling and psychotherapy to individuals. I work with Teenagers, Parents, adult men and Women, Student counsellors and Company employees under the Employee Assistance Programme (EAP). Please look through the website for information to understand my expertise.  

We all struggle in life at one point or another, feeling sad, stressed, anxious, depressed etc. When things feel too much to manage on our own, counselling could help.

My experience includes working with Teenagers and young people from the age of 10 through to bereaved adults in their eighties. I have worked with a range of issues including anxiety, loss, depression, cultural issues, self-esteem, relationship issues, body image, guilt, anger issues, sleep and eating disorders, , habits and addiction, childhood trauma, bullying, sexual wellness, insomnia, faith and religious issues, shame, race and difference, life changes, sexuality and gender.

I am professional, approachable, open-minded and non-judgmental, I have the utmost respect for your individuality and life circumstances. I use several reputable theories of practice to enable me work effectively, progressively and collaboratively with  individuals clients.

If you are serious about giving it ago, I invite you to make contact to arrange a free initial appointment


BA (Hons Int couns), FDA( Int couns) 

Cert. in (Int couns), BACP reg

Psychological Counsellor/ Psychotherapist.

Ready to Book Your First free counselling Session?

No need to travel. My free initial session can be done on Zoom, Skype or WhatsApp without leaving the comfort of your own home or office. If after our initial session you don’t want to progress any further, then there is no obligation. All I ask is you turn up at our booked time.

If you’d like to book, you might want to have a look at the counselling fees or read more about counselling and other services throughout my website.

Book a free initial session by clicking the below button.

Free Virtual initial session

No need to travel. My free initial session can be done on Zoom, Skype or WhatsApp without leaving the comfort of your own home or office. If after our initial session you don’t want to progress any further, then there is no obligation. All I ask is you turn up at our booked time.

Book a free initial session by clicking the below button.

About the Sessions

I offer different types of counselling service at Acorn therapy to meet the individual needs and wishes of each client. Here I outline the cost for the various counselling categories I provide both face to face in Taunton and online

Creative Counselling

Therapy does not have to be a hard slug through endless emotional struggles. we are developing the use of creative counselling which aims to help clients find a form of expression beyond words, allowing the client a non-threatening means to reach their personal goals.

Wellbeing Workshops

We run emotional wellbeing workshops aimed at improving the emotional awareness for groups, schools, youth groups, clubs. 

Public Speaking

I am available and happy to speak about emotional wellbeing at conferences, workshops, seminars, church meetings, and other events and gatherings. My style is informal and inclusive and may incorporate arts and sensory activity as well as communicating verbally.

Difference and Diversity

We provide  culturally sensitive counselling  working with difference and diversity, particularly beliefs, ethnicity, race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, or socioeconomic status in Taunton Somerset and across the UK

Need counselling, mental health or wellbeing support for your employees?

We provide an employee counselling services in Taunton, we help organisations and companies to ensure that staff are well supported through any difficult issues they may be facing
We give affordable, confidential and impartial, support and counselling to employees, helping reduce workplace stress, improving employee performance and building mental resilience in individuals staff


Step 1: Get in touch

Call or email to book a Free initial appointment, feel free to ask any questions you have.

Step 2: Schedule your session

I will contact you and a suitable time and date will be agreed on for your appointment

Step 3: Attend your session

Attend your Counselling session online of face-to -face

My Counselling and Psychotherapy Testimonials for Taunton & UK

I am committed to developing and improving the quality of the mental health support and counselling services I give my clients in Taunton and further a field in UK. Take time to read through a few of my client testimonials and reviews about their own counselling experiences with me in Taunton, Somerset.

My Counselling Approach

Approach: My therapeutic approach draws from both the Humanistic and Psychodynamic schools of thought in dealing with issues brought by my clients such as; change or acceptance, and I draw on a number of approaches and styles of counselling to help clients explore and resolve their problems, and to achieve their goals and aspirations. These include Person-centred, Humanistic, Psychodynamic, Existential, Transactional Analysis and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) principles. Click here to see more

Looking for Mental Health Tools, Resources, Articles and Useful Links?

Because I operate alone, I cannot provide an emergency service. If you need immediate help, call emergency services or take a look at the emergency resources for more help.

Be your own therapist by learning useable tools to improve your mental health now. Here we share self-help and useful mental health and wellbeing resources to help you understand the issues you are dealing with. Some of the shared articles here may provide solutions in themselves, they may raise questions you’d like to explore with a counsellor. Click here for useful links

Write and share Your Story with us

If you’re a therapist or mental health professional or an individual who would like to share your knowledge or experience, we want to hear from you!


Due to social distancing measures introduced by the Government we have suspended face to face sessions and implemented ‘virtual’ sessions to continue to provide services for those that need it. After booking a session you will be provided with a Zoom link for the period you have booked.