ACORN Therapy

Private Professional Convenient and Affordable Counselling & Psychotherapy in Taunton and surrounding areas of Somerset.
Your mental health and wellbeing support in Somerset and online across the UK

Private professional Counselling & therapy in Somerset, and online 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 am Denis Victor, a fully qualified Psychotherapist and Counsellor at Acorn Therapy based in Taunton, Somerset.
 
We all struggle in life at one point or another. Whether you are dealing with a concern you are embarrassed to talk about, stressed, have low self-esteem, are dealing with trauma, anxiety, depression, addiction, grief or relationship issues and life transitions, or you’re tired of feeling anxious or nervous in certain situations, I am here to support you with acceptance and practical skills. 
 
I work with adult men and women, young people and teenagers, parents and carers, trainee counsellors, employees and more.
As your counsellor, I will help you reach your own solutions, unravel your situation and assist you to gain insights and perspective on your difficulties, creating your own ‘toolkit’ to support your move forwards. I will listen to you without judgement. You will be heard, you will be safe and what you say will be held in confidence.
 
Your first session is FREE. Here we can discuss why you would like counselling and what sessions would look like for you. Sessions are between 50 and 60 minutes long, weekly or fortnightly. 

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. 

Common issues I work tith in counselling & therapy :

Depression and low mood, Anxiety disorders, Trauma and PTSD, Autistic spectrum disorders, Personality disorders, Self-Esteem and confidence, Addiction and substance misuse, Relationship issues, Grief, loss and loneliness, Eating disorders, Transgendering, culture and Racism. 

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. 

Inner Rhythm therapy

I provide a variety of drum therapy workshops and groups that can be one-off or weekly/monthly. This is an opportunity to explore your inner landscape and express your creativity in a safe and supportive environment.

Wellbeing Workshops

Wellbeing and Mindfulness workshops are aimed at improving emotional awareness of groups and individuals. Learn to live a more focused and compassionate life.

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.