Acorn therapy

Private Counselling & Psychotherapy in Taunton

Overview

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

Online Video Counselling due to covid19

Due to the physical distancing measures in place in Taunton and all over the UK to contain and reduce the spread of the COVID 19, I am now providing online video consultations using a variety of platforms including Zoom, Skype, WhatsApp and others. 

A very warm welcome to Acorn therapy

My name is Denis-I am a psychotherapist/counsellor based in Taunton- Somerset.

We all struggle from time to time and sometimes it can affect our quality of life and get in the way. Struggles can impact on our work, our health, our relationships with friends/family, maybe you just don’t feel the way you’d like to or just feel stuck? If so, you might benefit from counselling. I am qualified with both a Foundation Degree and a BA (Hons) in Integrative Counselling. I work with clients of all ages and backgrounds. I work with young people 13-19, trainee counsellors and young adults 19-35.

Young people today face a different set of challenges and many don’t have coping skills or positive social supports. Through the process of counselling, I  can offer support to help navigate the many challenges faced by teenagers, adolescents and young adults to transition into adulthood.

My help ranges from mild depression and anxiety, to more difficult issues such as identity crises and major life transitions. Support is also available for more severe problems such as; trauma, experiences of severe psychological distress such as hearing voices, self-harm, and eating disorders.

I can also help with managing anger, anxiety, bullying, panic attacks, stress, self confidence, relationship difficulties, isolation and loneliness, unemployment, sex and sexual identity, drug and alcohol abuse, eating disorders, family breakdown, race or cultural issues.

I also have an interest in working with difference and diversity, particularly culture, ethnicity and race in Devon and Somerset.  I look forward to the opportunity to work with culturally diverse clients from Black, Asian and other ethnic  groups (BAME)

I also run emotional well being workshops and groups in schools, aimed at improving the emotional resilience of young people. I provide a range of workshops and awareness sessions on emotional health issues and improving skills for working with children and young people in schools

Professional Membership

I am a fully qualified professional having acquired both a Foundation Degree and a BA (Hons) in Integrative Counselling from the University of Worcester. I’m a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy ( BACP), the largest professional body for counselling and psychotherapy in the UK 

Member of the Taunton Association of Therapists (TAP). 

Member The Black, African and Asian Therapy Network (BAATN). 

My Approach

I trained as an integrative therapist/counsellor. This means that I draw from a range of models and theories which I integrate into a coherent approach.

My base model is person-centred, I am also informed by transactional analysis, attachment theory, mindfulness and cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT).

I am also interested in the use creative therapy in the therapeutic environment, applying techniques to facilitate change. If language becomes difficult, creativity often allows clients to find a form of expression beyond words, a very different approach to traditional counselling.

Sessions

Sessions both online via Zoom video conferencing or face to face are held either once or twice a week, and last for 50 minutes per session. Your slot will be reserved for you each week on the same day, at the same time, in Taunton

I offer Daytime & Evening appointments in Taunton-Somerset, on Tuesdays. Other dates including Saturday may be available upon request.

I offer a free, informal initial consultation (50 mins) to any new clients. Thereafter our agreed cost is paid weekly.

Standard rate: £40 per session
Low income and counselling student rates: Set to a sliding scale – please enquire)

I also can offer video conference sessions. 


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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.