Duncan Stoddart MBACP (Snr. Accred)
A fully accredited counsellor and psychotherapist with over 15 years experience, providing therapy for individuals. I offer an initial exploratory meeting that can help you understand how I work and what to expect from further sessions. This can enable you to feel clearer and more certain about your decision to start counselling or psychotherapy.
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 (previously called 'manic depression'), GAD (generalised anxiety disorder), panic disorders, and obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), are issues that I have worked with as a psychotherapist and trainer.
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 dedicated consulting rooms 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
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)
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: £50
Subsequent sessions: £60 per hour
Sessions are usually arranged on a weekly basis.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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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.
Daytime appointments from Monday to Friday (except Wednesdays) until late afternoon.
Types of client
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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