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MBACP (Snr. Accred)

About me

I am a fully accredited psychotherapist & counsellor with over 18 years experience. I provide in-person therapy for individuals and currently manage a psychotherapy practice in central Shrewsbury.

I offer an exploratory meeting (at a reduced rate) that can help you feel more certain about whether to engage in counselling or psychotherapy. Some people find that a few sessions of therapy can help them address a specific problem, while others choose to work on a longer-term basis to help focus on deeper issues.

I have extensive training and experience of working with anxiety, relationship difficulties, depression and stress. Other issues that people bring to therapy, such as bi-polar disorder, complex patterns of relating and personality disorders, GAD (generalised anxiety disorder), panic attacks, and obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), are issues that I am familiar with as a psychotherapist and trainer.

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

I previously taught at the University of Warwick, on their Counselling & Psychotherapy programme. As a nationally recognised, and BACP accredited course, I facilitated trainee counsellors and psychotherapists at honours degree level. I have over 20 years experience of consultancy and coaching for individuals in public and private organisations. I have appeared on BBC Radio Shropshire sharing my perspective and experience on men's mental health and anger management.

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 am also 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 Psychotherapy (University of Aberystwyth)

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

  • Complex and embedded anxiety disorders, including OCD, acute stress and panic disorders;
  • Trauma & PTSD, including symptoms of dissociation from past or recent trauma.
  • Depressive disorders, including major depression, dysthymia, and bi-polar disorder;
  • Working with men: anger & violence issues; identity & purpose; bereavement & loneliness; relationship difficulties; sexuality.

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£60.00 per session

Health Insurance/EAP

  • BUPA
  • Axa Health
  • Aviva
  • WPA

Additional information

Initial exploratory meeting: £50

Subsequent sessions: £60 per hour

Sessions are usually arranged on a weekly basis.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Daytime appointments on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, until late afternoon.

Duncan Stoddart Counselling & Psychotherapy, 24 St John's Hill, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY1 1JJ

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

My practice rooms and all facilities (e.g. toilets) are on the ground floor. There are three carparks between 3-5 minutes walk from my office.


In person

As a trained and qualified supervisor I offer supervision for counsellors and psychotherapists who want to explore their own processes with clients.

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