Duncan Stoddart MBACP (Snr. Accred)
Duncan Stoddart Counselling & Psychotherapy
24 St John's Hill
07900 307 903
Please note: I am currently fully booked and not taking on new clients until early September. Background: a fully accredited counsellor and psychotherapist providing therapy for individuals. I offer an initial meeting (at a reduced rate) that gives you a chance to understand how I work and what to expect from further sessions. This can help you feel clearer and more certain about your decision to start counselling or psychotherapy.
Concerns such as anxiety (including a diagnosis of generalised anxiety disorder or GAD), anger management, relationship difficulties, and depression are issues that I work with. I also have training and experience in working with bi-polar disorder, addictions, and a range of other anxiety and panic disorders, including OCD.
Some people find that a few sessions can help them address a specific problem, while others choose to work on a longer-term basis to help focus on deeper issues.
My practice is based in a dedicated counselling room in Shrewsbury town centre, with mobility facilities and public parking 5 minutes walk away.
How can counselling & psychotherapy help you?
Talking to someone who gives you their total attention and empathy can help you see yourself and your situation more clearly. It can release you from being alone with difficult or confusing thoughts and feelings. Seeing them in a new light can clarify them and help you see a way through, and may enable you to work out what—and how—you want to change.
It may also help you come to terms and cope more effectively with those things you cannot change.
A little more about myself
Alongside my private practice I provide clinical supervision, consultancy and coaching. I am also an associate tutor on the Counselling & Psychotherapy Programme at the University of Warwick, providing input and consultation. Prior to working as a therapist I accumulated over 20 years experience in the field of development training for industry and business.
As a Senior Accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) my practice is monitored by a qualified counselling supervisor and is bound by the BACP's ethical framework.
Registered with the Professional Standards Authority (PSA), I also hold a DBS Certificate (previously the Enhanced Criminal Records Bureau - CRB). In addition, I am registered with the ICO (the UK government data protection office).
Each session, usually on a weekly basis, normally lasts for 1 hour.
Training, qualifications & experience
Postgraduate Certificate in Clinical Supervision (University of Gloucester)
Postgraduate Certificate in Academic and Professional Practice (University of Warwick)
Senior Accredited Member of the British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)
Advanced Post-Diploma Cert in Couples Counselling (Milton Keynes)
Diploma in Counselling & Psychotherapy (University of Warwick, BACP Accredited)
AEB Certificate in the Theory and Practice of Counselling (Central School of Counselling)
British Psychological Society: Certificate in Occupational Assessment - Levels A & B
Drugs & Alcohol: Contexts for Counselling (CCC - Contact Ceredigion)
Suicide, Self-harm: Contexts for Counselling (Aberystwyth University)
Suicide & Self-harm Seminars (Tavistock Institute, London)
Mindfulness & Compassion Focussed Therapy (CFT): Theory & Practice (Therapy Challenges)
Group Facilitation CPD Parts I & II (University of Strathclyde)
Psychopathology in Counselling Seminar (University of Warwick)
Sexual Abuse in Childhood (University of Aberystwyth)
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in Counselling (University of Aberystwyth)
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
- Working with men: anger & violence issues; retirement, bereavement & loneliness concerns; relationship difficulties; sexuality and identity
- Bereavement by suicide
- Depressive disorders, including major depression, dysthymia, and bi-polar disorder
- Complex and embedded anxiety disorders, including OCD, acute stress and panic disorders; symptoms of dissociation from past or recent trauma.
Initial exploratory meeting: £45
Subsequent sessions: £55 per hour
Sessions are usually arranged on a weekly basis.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Daytime and evening appointments.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
As a trained and qualified supervisor I offer supervision for counsellors and psychotherapists who want to explore their own processes with clients.View supervision profile