About Me

My name is Denis Victor,

Acorn therapy is my private counselling practice located in the lovely picturesque town of Taunton, Somerset.

I generally introduce myself as an integrative counsellor or psychotherapist – because that’s the ‘business-card’ approach. However, that’s not quite the whole story. I sometimes say I am a cross-cultural counsellor: working with culture, ethnicity and diversity.

I was born in Uganda. I came to the UK in my mid -twenties and I have lived here ever since. Although my childhood was quite challenging, it shaped how I relate to the world and left me with a lifetime fascination with how our diverse cultures and backgrounds work.

I founded Acorn Therapy in 2018, once I completed my first counselling degree. I decided to offer a service that gives clients a fresh and unique therapy experience that doesn’t conform to the therapist stereotype. I would love to change the status quo surrounding counselling and psychotherapy and open it up to those who would previously have never considered it.

Besides therapy and counselling, I like cycling, walking, listening and making music, (hand drumming, singing and percussion) which is my second vocational passion – and I strongly believe in the healing properties of music.

I also love adventure and travel.

Through our work together, you may be able to develop the skills needed for emotional health, resilience and well being.

You contact me by, email acorntherapy1@gmail.com or call, Text, Whatsapp: 07561725262

Professional Membership

I am a member of the following organisations, ensuring the highest professional and clinical standards:

British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I bide by its code of ethics and professional practice.

Member of the Taunton Association of Therapists (TAP). Member The black, African and Asian Therapy Network (BAATN). 

About Me

My name is Denis Victor, 

Acorn therapy is my private counselling practice located in the lovely picturesque town of Taunton, Somerset but I work online via Zoom with people in other parts of the world. I provide affordable private counselling for all individuals including, men, women, teenagers, adolescents and trainee/student counsellors.

I generally introduce myself as an integrative counsellor or psychotherapist – because that’s the ‘business-card’ approach. However, that’s not quite the whole story. I sometimes say I am a cross-cultural counsellor: working with culture, ethnicity and diversity.

I was born in Uganda. I came to the UK in my mid -twenties and I have lived here ever since. Although my childhood was quite challenging, it shaped how I relate to the world and left me with a lifetime fascination with how our diverse cultures and backgrounds work.

I started out as a Youth worker, I worked with young people aged between 11 and 25 for over 10 years in a range of settings including youth clubs, schools,  supported housing and charities.  When I  qualified as a Counsellor in 2017 I continued to work with young people in a private international college. I have also worked extensively with adults in my private practice.

I founded Acorn Therapy in 2018,  once I completed my first counselling degree. I decided to offer a service that gives clients a fresh and unique therapy experience that doesn’t conform to the therapist stereotype. I would love to change the status quo surrounding counselling and psychotherapy and open it up to those who would previously have never considered it.

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 to my clients.

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.

Besides therapy and counselling, I like cycling, walking, listening and making music, (hand drumming, singing and percussion) which is my second vocational passion – and I strongly believe in the healing properties of music.

I also love adventure and travel.

Through our work together, you may be able to develop the skills needed for emotional health, resilience and well being.

You contact me by, email acorntherapy1@gmail.com or call, Text, Whatsapp: 07561725262 

Professional Membership

I am a member of the following organisations, ensuring the highest professional and clinical standards.

British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I bide by its code of ethics and professional practice.

Member of the Taunton Association of Therapists (TAP). 

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

Commitment to Excellence in Therapy​

I have a commitment to excellence and I invest in training and continuous personal development (CPD). I am a trained and qualified counsellor.

  • I completed 4 years of training, my initial therapy training was at the Iron Mill College in Exeter where I gained a certificate in counselling. I subsequently gained a foundation degree and then studied for a BA in Integrative Therapy from the University of Worcester.
  • I am a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I abide by its code of ethics and professional practice.
  • I have a clean DBS and I am fully covered by Professional Liability Insurance.
  • My work is fully supervised by registered supervisors and I continually update my professional development.
  • I have travelled widely in my life and I have experienced life in many parts of the world. Travel has given me a wide experience of the various cultures.

Why Choose Me

  • I am a fully qualified counsellor.
  • I work with current, innovative ways..
  • I can assist you with your current issues and aim to share skills for emotional resilience
  • Through our work together, I can assist you in addressing your current concerns by encouraging you to bounce back from past difficulties and challenges so that you can move forward with vitality in your life.
  • My way of working is easy to understand and can be adapted to your unique individual experience

  • I provide counselling that will focus on enhancing your psychological and emotional well-being so that you can reach your full potential.

  • I provide a confidential, safe and supportive environment