ACORN Therapy

High-quality, Effective, Affordable
Private Professional Convenient and Affordable Counselling & Psychotherapy in Taunton and surrounding areas of Somerset.

Do you need Private professional Counselling in Taunton Somerset,  face to face and online via Zoom in the surrounding areas of – Wellington, Bridgewater, Shepton Mallet, Minehead, Glastonbury, Yeovil Bristol- Somerset and across the UK? 

I work with individuals and organisations. I offer face to face and online Private professional Counselling in Taunton Somerset of different ages and backgrounds, adults, teenagers, young adults and employees. I offer Free initial counselling.

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. 

Don’t suffer at home, get in touch

We all struggle in life at one point or another, if you are struggle with Mental health concerns such : Stress, depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, past trauma, panic attacks, eating disorders or Health and lifestyle issues like: smoking and weight loss, 
Emotional support like dealing with : loss or bereavement, marital changes, parental support or relationship concerns. I can help.
Speaking to people you know can be useful for many problems, but sometimes you may want some support from a professional. If things feel too much to manage on our own, counselling with me could help.
 
I offer a confidential and safe environment in which we can explore difficulties and find the direction to lasting changes. Sometimes current difficulties have their roots in the past. Problems emerge when we stick to our old ways of coping. I work with clients of different ages and backgrounds.
 
I strive to build a confidential trusting relationship with my clients in which they can be true to themselves and explore struggles without judgement.
 
If you are looking for someone to guide you with authenticity through this brave next step, contact me. If you are skeptical and hesitant to reach out, contact me. I am eager to meet you where you, either call or send me an email by clicking here.

Some of the Areas of counselling I deal with

While my clients come with many different concerns, there are some common mental health issues and struggles I am most asked for support for:

Abuse, Addiction(s), Affairs and betrayals, Alcoholism, Anger management, Anorexia nervosa, Antisocial personality disorder, Anxiety, Avoidant personality disorder, Behaviour problems, Bereavement, Bullying, Career counselling, Carer support, Child related issues, Childhood, bereavement, Childhood bullying, Children’s learning difficulties, Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME, Depression, Depression and anxiety in children, Disabilities Discrimination, Dissociation, Domestic violence, Drug addiction, Eating disorders, Emotional abuse, Family issues, Gambling, Health anxiety, Hearing voices, High sensitivity, HIV/AIDS, Hoarding, Internet addiction, Learning difficulties, Loneliness, Low self-confidence,  Low self-esteem, Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder, Panic attacks, Paranoid personality disorder, Passive-aggressive behaviour, Physical abuse, Pregnancy and birth, Racism, Redundancy, Relationship problems, Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)Self-harm, Separation and divorce, Separation anxiety, Sex addiction, Sex problems, Sexual abuse, Sexuality, Smoking, Social anxiety, Spirituality, Stress, Suicidal thoughts, Trauma, Work-related stress, young carers

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

the different categories I work with

Types of clients I work with 

My Private counselling Testimonials

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

How to 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, 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 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 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

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

If you’re caring for someone,If  their mental or emotional state  gets worse or deteriorates, there are support services that can help.  If they’re in immediate danger, call the police on 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
Worried about how you are feeling or concerned for a friend? Many organisations are available to offer support by phone, text or online chat  24/7. We have found a range of mental health and wellbeing support organisationa and apps which you may find helpful – here we list just a few. 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.