Acorn therapy


Face to face & online Private professional counselling in Taunton, Psychotherapy and mental health support in Taunton, Somerset and online when and wherever suits you with a UK based Therapist. Take part online via Skype, Zoom wherever you are 

COVID-19 forced many counselling and therapy practices to switch to remote working very quickly. I have had to respond and adapt to the needs of both my existing and new counselling clients. I have had to focus on online video counselling and therapy, offering Private professional counselling in Taunton and across the UK, and now introducing walk and talk therapy for local clients in Taunton.

Private professional counselling in Taunton

Hi, My name is Denis.

As a counsellor and Psychotherapist, my style is relational, direct, integrative and practical.

For some of us thinking about getting help can be hard.  Deciding to see a counsellor or therapist to help with feelings of depression, worry, stress, anger issues, self-esteem, trauma, or so many other issues can be embarrassing, scary, or anxiety-provoking.

Sometimes we know when we need help.  Maybe we tried all the things that worked before: spending time with friends, bubble baths, meditating, walking the dog, exercising, reading a good book, working on a favourite project, or even cleaning the house.  This time it’s different.  Things that helped in the past are not helping now, or it doesn’t seem to help for long.  You do not think you are really depressed, anxious, or stressed, but something is just not right.  When parts of your life that were going well before are starting to be difficult it may be a sign of mental distress. Counselling may help.

I  provide support for individuals of all ages, of any culture, any status through counselling and psychotherapy.

My experience includes working with Teenagers and young people from the age of 10 through to bereaved adults in their eighties. 

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). I currently offer online counselling via Zoom, WhatsApp and Skype to anyone anywhere. I also run-walk and talk counselling sessions available only in Taunton.

I am a professionally trained, I hold a foundation degree and Bachelor’s degree in integrative Counselling. I am BACP registered, with a diverse range of therapeutic experience. 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 to 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 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.

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


  • A safe and confidential setting based in Taunton, Somerset and across the UK online 
  • A free initial session to assessment to discuss your counselling needs and to answer any questions
  • Weekly appointments from 50 minutes long, with regular 6 weekly reviews to monitor progress
  • Counselling for individuals 
  • Day time, evening and weekend appointments available
  • Reduced rates for student counsellors
  • Online counselling including Skype, email and instant messaging
  • Walk Talk Therapy
  • Fully insured practice

As an Accredited Member of the British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP), my work is in line with the BACP Code of Ethics. I also hold a DBS certificate.

My Private professional counselling in Taunton & UK Testimonials

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 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.

Private professional counselling in Taunton

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

Counselling for Adults:

Anxiety, Depression, Addiction (Internet, Sex, Gambling, Shopping), Trauma, Parenting (in general), Parenting Special Needs Child, Workplace /Occupational Challenges, Sleep Disorder / Insomnia, Grief and Loss, Difficulty Handling Change, Marital challenges, Communication Problems, Self-Esteem / Self-Confidence, Stress Management, Drug Use or Abuse, Life Transitions (Retirement / Job Change/ Empty Nest), Separation / Divorce, Dissociation, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Anger Management, Eating Disorders

Counselling for Teens/ Adolescents: 

Parent-Teen Conflict, Bullying / Being Bullied, Social Skills Academic Pressure, Mood Swings, Social Anxiety, Self – Esteem / Self-Confidence, Sports performance, Depression, Peer Pressure / Social Judgment, Anxiety, Grief / Loss, Attention / Concentration / Hyperactivity, Development Transition, Sexual Identity / Orientation, Abuse / Neglect / Assault, Life Management (organization, planning, decision making)

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?

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.


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.