ACORN Therapy

Online and in-person evidence-base therapy for youth, young adults, students, and adults.
Private Professional Convenient and Affordable Counselling & Psychotherapy in Taunton and surrounding areas of Somerset.

I offer Private professional Counselling & therapy anywhere in Somerset, and I offer online counselling via Zoom in Taunton and anywhere in the UK.

I provide counselling and therapy for individuals and organisations. My clients include teenagers, young adults, older people and employees. I offer a Free initial counselling session.

Therapy for all of life’s ups and downs

Hello. I’m Denis Victor, and I’m the therapist behind Acorn therapy in Taunton

We all struggle in life at one point or another. Whether you are dealing with a concern you are embarrassed to talk about, stressed, low self esteem, dealing with trauma, anxiety, depression, grief or relationship issues and life transitions, or you’re tired of feeling panicky or nervous in certain situations, I am here to support you with acceptance and practical skills.  

I am an experienced, registered therapist who offers both in-person and online counselling whichever works best for you. My clients include youth, emerging adults (adolescents, teenagers, and young adults), students, and adults, parents, carers, company employees and student counsellors. 

I am an integrative counsellor with a degree in Psychology from the University of Worcester. I am based in Taunton –Somerset in the UK and governed under UK jurisdiction.

As a person of colour I am respectful and sensitive to my clients’ beliefs and values whether these stem from personal experience, family upbringing or religion. As a former teacher and youth worker, I am a believer in the power of people to learn, grow and change. 

I understand that it can be hard to talk about difficult experiences. I like to explore creative therapy which offers another way to express your emotions.

I seek to operate in solidarity with a marginalised group of people.

Therapy for all of life’s ups and downs

Hello. I’m Denis, and I’m the mind behind Acorn therapy.

We all struggle in life at one point or another. You may be feeling alone worried, scared, fed up, angry, heartbroken. Struggles of life like loss, traumatic events, and ongoing life circumstances can leave us feeling low, anxious stressed or depressed. I support people to identify what’s not working well, to understand themselves better and to begin to change the things that really matter.

I am an experienced registered therapist who works with individual Adults and young people including trainee counsellors doing their required therapy hours.I work with clients of different ages and backgrounds; adolescents, teenagers, young adults, adults, parents, carers, company employees, counselling students and more.  I am grounded in the understanding that all individuals no matter what identities and abilities, deserve equal access to mental health support and counselling. 

Clients are allocated a regular weekly time slots and sessions are tailored according to individual needs. Counselling can either be face to face or online, whichever works best for you.

I am a BACP registered counsellor and psychotherapist who has worked in private practice since 2019. I am an integrative counsellor with a degree in Psychology from the University of Worcester. I am based in Taunton –Somerset in the UK and governed under UK jurisdiction. 

Being a therapist in Somerset-UK and as a Black man, I am a culturally competent counsellor; I am sensitive working with clients with a range of identities. I recognize and respect the beliefs, perspectives, and values of clients from any race, ethnicity or region.

Your first counselling session is totally free. Get in touch. 

Areas of counselling & therapy I deal with include

Childhood traumatic experiences and events, Managing harmful emotions and behaviour including Stress, Anxiety and Depression, Relationship problems, Sexual identity, Transgendering, Racism,  Addiction issues: Alcohol, Drugs, Gambling, Sexual problems, Anger, Isolation, Low self-esteem, Negative self image, Feelings of being different

Virtual online counselling

No need to travel. My virtual counselling sessions in Taunton and across the UK can be done on Zoom, or WhatsApp without leaving the comfort of your own home or environment.

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 costs. 

Creative therapy

Therapy does not have to be a hard slog through endless emotional struggles. We run therapeutic drum clinic which help clients find expression beyond words, allowing a non-threatening means to reach their personal goals. 

Wellbeing Workshops

Wellbeing and Mindfulness workshops are aimed at improving emotional awareness for school and youth groups.  

Public Speaking

I am available to speak about Emotional Wellbeing at conferences, workshops, seminars and other events. My style is informal and inclusive and may incorporate drumming and sensory activities.

Difference and Diversity

I provide culturally sensitive and non-judgemental counselling, working with difference and diversity in all its forms. I am also interested in providing counselling for marginalised populations, including Black African/African-Caribbean heritage and People of Colour in the UK.

Need counselling or mental health support for your employees?

Employee counselling & mental health support is available in Somerset. Affordable, confidential and impartial, support and counselling to employees helps reduce workplace stress, improves employee performance and builds mental resilience in staff

the different categories I work with

Types of clients I work with 

Here are some Counsellor Reviews from the people I've worked with

Please take time to read through a few of my client testimonials and reviews about their own counselling experiences with me in Taunton, Somerset.

Book a FREE initial counselling Session

I am available on Weekdays from 8;00 am to 9:00 pm. I can offer both early and late-night counselling slots plus Weekend appointments both face to face and online on request.

No need to travel. My free initial counselling session can be done on Zoom 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 Private professional counselling in Taunton or online video Counselling and Psychotherapy, 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.

My Counselling Approach

Approach: My therapeutic approach is integrative, 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

Counselling can provide:
  • A safe, confidential space to talk
  • The opportunity to explore your thoughts and decisions
  • Strategies to help you cope during difficult times
  • Ways to challenge & manage unhelpful intrusive thoughts
  • Clarity in some areas of your life
  • Space to work through current and past traumatic experiences and complex emotions
  • A focus on personal growth and development

Mental health emergency - if you're in crisis or despair, If in immediate danger,Get urgent help in the UK

Worried about how you are feeling or concerned for a friend?

I do not provide urgent or crisis services, If you or someone you care about  are in a crisis and need urgent help, please contact your GP, Samaritans on 116 123, or dial 999 or go to Accident & Emergency (A&E) at your local Hospital. 

For medical Support: get in touch with your doctor or contact NHS 111 for non-emergency care and advice.
CAMHS Duty Line- Advice for anyone concerned about an under 18
 Please follow the useful links here for more contacts.

COVID-19

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.