I help people to help themselves:
Hello my name is Denis, I am a fully qualified counsellor-psychotherapist, practising in Taunton- Somerset. I am a Registered member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists, (BACP).
Sometimes it can feel like life is getting on top of us, making it hard to cope. But I am here to help. I offer individual One-to-One Counselling and therapy for adults and young people, teenagers and students from age 13 to 99, in Taunton- Somerset. I offer counselling and therapy for a wide range of issues including grief, stress, anxiety, depression, addictions, finding meaning and purpose in life, transitions, sexual and relationship issues, spiritual growth, personal development and more.
I am a fully qualified integrative counsellor and I offer short and longer term counselling in a safe and confidential environment. I offer both early and late night slots or weekends appointments on request. I currently work in a private school and in my own private practice.
Relevant work experiences:
I am originally from Uganda, but I have been in UK for nearly 20 years now. I have travelled widely in my life and I have experience life in many parts of the world. Travel has given me a wide experience of the various cultures.
Prior to becoming a therapist, I trained as a teacher, but also enjoyed a long and successful career as a youth worker, support worker, music instructor, charity worker and several other roles. I offer counselling and therapy for a wide range of people of different ages, cultural back grounds, races and social backgrounds. I have special interest in diversity in counselling.
Why am I Counsellor – Psychotherapist?
Counsellors are human and I am no exception – I have daily struggles just like anyone else. After suffering a series of personal challenges some as a child growing up in Uganda-Africa and even more later as adult while living in the UK, I was looking for a new path and change in career. I decided I needed to go to university to study counselling
What is my Counselling and Psychotherapy style ?
Counselling with me centres around listening to you and supporting you. Counselling can help you gain an understanding of ourselves; how you behave, and how your past experiences effect who you are today. Exploring your thoughts and feelings can help you understand your distress, gain empowerment, build confidence and help you deal with the challenges you face.
I don’t pass judgement on what you have done (or what you haven’t done) and I work with you to get to where you want to be in life.
My professional membership:
I am a registered member of the British association of Counselling and Psychotherapy ( BACP). I bide by its code of ethics and professional practice. As a result, I attend regular supervision which further enhances the safety and effectiveness of my work. I have a clean DBS and I am fully covered by Professional Liability Insurance.
I HELP WITH A RANGE OF ISSUES
There are many issues that counselling can help with. The counselling issues include:
Abuse / Addiction(s) / Anger management / Anorexia / Anxiety / Bereavement / Bullying / Depression / Disabilities / Domestic violence / Drug abuse / Eating disorders / Emotional abuse / Gambling / HIV/AIDS / Hoarding / Internet addiction / Learning difficulties / Low self-confidence / Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) / Phobias / Relationship issues / Racism/ Self-harm / Sex addiction / Sex problems / Sexual abuse / Sexuality / Smoking / Spirituality / Stress / Suicidal thoughts / Trauma / Work related stress
CHOSING A THERAPIST
Your choice to see a therapist is a brave and important decision. Remember that you will be talking about personal issues and you need to feel that you will be able to do this with me. I believe myself to be professional, friendly, gentle, good listener and supportive. If you feel that my way of work suits you then please get in touch so we arrange an initial session where we can discuss your needs and you can decide if you would like to work with me. See my contact page for details.
I hope that you will choose me, but if you don’t please remember to check that your counsellor or therapist is qualified, belongs to a professional body, adheres to a code of ethics and is properly insured and supervised.
For a prompt appointment, call or text:07561725262 . I may be with a client, or otherwise occupied, in which case please leave a message with your contact number. I will respond promptly. E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Or use the contact page to send me an email. Follow us on: Facebook, YouTube
All messages left, whether voicemail, text or email will be dealt with in strict confidence. I aim to respond to all voice messages/texts/emails within 24 hours.