Counselling and Psychotherapy in Taunton Somerset, Qualified Counsellors in Exeter Devon

my name is Denis, I  provides professional counselling and psychotherapy, trading as Acorn therapy, working  in Taunton and the surrounding areas in Somerset.


Individual, One to one:

Most of the counselling work I do is what is known as ‘one-to-one’. The client meets with the same counsellor each week. Usually for an hour at a time and usually at the same time

Counselling as a collaborative process – the process relies on both the client and the counsellor working together as a team. It is important for you to want to change and commit to the therapy. You will only heal, change or grow based on how much you are open, willing and ready.

When you contact me for the first time,  we will book an initial session  straight away. The first  meeting allows both is us to get a sense of each other and the issues which you will have brought to counselling. we will then agree on the dates and time for the following sessions should you chose to go ahead.

At your appointment, I will encourage you to talk about your feelings and emotions, I will listen and support you without judging or criticising.
I can help you gain a better understanding of your feelings and thought processes and find your own solutions to problems. But I don’t usually give advice or tell you what to do.


Affordable counselling for Adults

Modern life is sometimes too demanding and we can easily forget what matters to us or we get caught up in old patterns which may restrict us. We sometimes carry baggage that may cause us distress in the long run: we end up compromising the things that are important to us in relationships, at work or with our children.


Counselling and Psychotherapy for Teenagers, adolescents and students

We all feel down sometimes, talking to someone can really help. Growing up can raise all sorts of challenges, especially in families that adapt and change shape through divorce, remarriage or international relocation and other things. Seeking intervention for Teenagers, adolescents and students can be difficulty but it is a brave thing to do.

Counselling could help the young person and family to cope better with the difficulties. I don’t offer magic fixes but a collaborative space between the young person, parents and therapist could bring reasonable results.


A tailor made counselling for your school

We need to understand what is behind behaviour in schools. I offer independent professional counselling services for Secondary Schools and colleges in Devon and Somerset, aimed at developing the mental health and emotional wellbeing of pupils and students.
I was a youth worker for over 10 years before I trained as a counsellor. I have met young people in schools with social emotional and behavioural difficulties, as well as diagnosed and undiagnosed mental health needs.


Group Counselling Sessions

Group activity sessions are a place in which people can explore individual experiences through creativity like hand drumming and creative arts, with the opportunity for therapists and fellow group members to provide insight and feedback to each other.

Group members are in charge of the information they share within the group, with you having control over what, or how much, to disclose. Group sessions provide a supported structure to individual growth and developing positive support networks.


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: Or use the contact page to send me an email. Follow us on: Facebook, YouTube
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