Duncan Burns - MBACP (Sen Accred) Addiction,Teenagers. Relationships

Duncan Burns - MBACP (Sen Accred) Addiction,Teenagers. Relationships


01603 432848 / 07702 381532

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01603 432848 / 07702 381532

About me

Do you want help with Relationships, Bereavement, Teenage Counselling, Gambling Addiction, Alcohol Mis-suse/Addiction, Anxiety, Depression, or Trauma? I have had significant experience in successfully helping clients with these problems - If you want some of the most effective therapy on offer - Please phone 01603 432848 (Norwich) or 07702 381532 (London) for an informal chat to see how I can support you to resolve your problems, and take back control of your life.

I offer appointments in London Harley street, and Norwich, Norfolk.

I have been in practice for 20 years as a private therapist, including experience as an consultant alcohol addiction counsellor in Kelling Hospital & GP surgeries in North Norfolk, and was funded for 5 years by the Norwich Drugs Action Team as the tier 3 counsellor for young people with alcohol and drug misuse problems..   At the core of my approach to psychotherapy is the concept of well-being through relationship - the relationship we have with ourselves, with our partners and friends, and with the figures in our lives that have been formative in our personalities and characters. Of the three, the first is quite often the most important.

The therapy I provide is an empowering and positive relationship based on helping the client achieve clarity on what both the problem, and the desired outcome of therapy is. We all have an inner potential for self-healing and growth. Counselling and psychotherapy can support our natural resilience during stressful times, help us gain a healthy perspective and find the resources to cope, and to deal effectively with difficult issues.

" I saw Duncan about 5 times when I was in trouble at school I got angry sometimes and lashed out. He talked to me about that anger was a two headed beast and helped me understand some of the things that made me angry. He was great and not like other adults and made me feel I was ok and some of the things that had happened to me weren't me fault. I liked seeing him and think he is a legend, I might go back to seeing him if things get bad again and I like that I can do this. If you need a friendly ear and someone who talks to you like a real person Duncan is the man, I have seen other people before but he has been the best, he knows about teenagers more than any other adult I have met "  T*** 13 years and a bit

" Duncan is truly amazing. His in depth knowledge and experience helped me move on from a personal bullying experience at work & being diagnosed with PTSD. Duncan used EMDR therapy which helped me in so many ways. He helped me move from victim to survivor and brought out the additional strengths I had gained following the bullying. Thank you so much Duncan for all your help and support, I have the strength now to deal with anything' Female Executive, City of London "

"I wanted to thank you for everything you have done for James and our family. I truly cannot believe the difference you have made to his life. Six months ago, he was a shell of the boy I used to know. As a mother, my worst nightmare came true when he said he no longer saw the point in living, but somehow you have changed all that. Slowly, I started to see glimpses of my son return and there was a new 'spark' that appeared too. My words cannot express how grateful we all are too you. James' pain spread through our family and brought sadness to us all, but our home now is a much happier place because it is filled with laughter and you are the person who has given us that back. James now looks to the future and has made plans, which is something that I could not have imagined a few months ago. What you provide is not a service, it is salvation. Duncan has given my son and my family the ability to overcome some of our darkest days and renewed hope in the future. We will always be grateful to him and the remarkable work that he does'  Mum of 16 year old male 2013.

"I'd like to express my sincerest appreciation for the help and guidance you provided me over the few weeks I visted you for counselling. I feel vastly more supportive of my partner with her worries and concerns. She has noticed a huge change in me and my efforts in the relationship, which is amazing. I've really nailed the relationship with my parents and we are better than we have ever been which is a great feeling and exactly where I wanted it to be. What you have helped me achieve is utterly priceless.
I thought I would live with high levels of anxiety and fear throughout my life , stopping me from achieving my full potential when really, a positive outlook was so easily within my reach. I now feel somuch clearer and I can see a positivve life in front of me. It's important to say that it has been fantastic working with you, Also, I will recommend you, without hesitation, to anyone that needs a "life realignment" as I am proof that your methods works.
Best regards. 'Simon' Young male manager. Norwich .EMDR, 2015

EMDR - a safe, easy and effective natural therapy to treat depression, anxiety, stress and trauma.

Studies show that EMDR is a safe, fast and worthwhile treatment for many problems such as depression, stress, anxiety, phobias, addictions and performance anxiety.  During the EMDR process the memory tends to change in such a way that it loses its painful intensity and simply becomes a neutral memory of an event in the past. EMDR has a direct application to so many human conditions and has been effectively used to reduce or eliminate many types of emotional blocks or fears, including PTSD, sexual abuse, grief, and both social and performance anxiety, or feelings of shame. After 12 years of practising EMDR, I am consistently amazed at the rapid and effective results I continue to witness.
In my London practice I have experience working with high profile clients from business, arts, celebrity, film and performing backgrounds. In my 20's  I was a scholarship student at a London Theatre Academy and for a time worked as an actor in film, TV and stage. Some years later I was the personal assistant to a well known music & theatre impresario, dealing with the press, artistes and their agents and record companies, so have a personal experience of the highs and lows of these vocations.

Training, qualifications & experience

MBACP senior accredited Psychotherapist and Counsellor.
UKRCP registered therapist'
EMDR Europe, Completion Certificate three-part accredited EMDR practioner training.
Advanced EMDR training in Recent-Traumatic Episode Protocol (R-TEP)
Certification, Imperial College, London. (FSAP) Fast resolution of addictions, Shoplifting,
Gambling, Sex, Alcohol, Drugs.
Certificate in Counselling Skills. Westminster Pastoral Foundation,London.
Diploma in Integrative Counselling.
Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling.
Diploma in NLP. NLP excellence.
Coaching for Development. National Open College Network

Various trainings in Brief therapy counselling, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy and Trauma Therapy.

As an EAP counsellor I have worked with clients from Care First, DWP, Right Management, Royal Mail Group, Dept Works & Pensions, HMPrison staff Norwich, Norfolk County Council, JobCentre Plus, National Express, with National Health Service personnel, NORCAS (Alcohol Services)BUPA Psychological Services, Validium, National Rail, GS4 personnel, and GP referrals. With trauma work, CBT Services, Maitland Medical, Speed Medical, Behavioural Health, and Rapid Trauma Assessment.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Young People
Gambling Addiction.
Road Traffic Accidents (RTA)


Psychotherapy & Counselling: Harley Street, London £80 to £110 per 60 minute session.
EMDR Therapy £85 per 60 minute session.

Psychotherapy & Counselling: Norwich, Norfolk. £45 per 60 minute session.
CBT & EMDR Therapy £45 per 60 minute session

I have a few sessions at a lower cost by negotiation, for service personnel with combat trauma (PTSD).  teenage/adolescent clients from low income families.

Fees for supervision are £45 per hourly session. Please phone to discuss your requirements.

Maps & Directions

Norwich, NR7

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Wheelchair access: Unspecified


Available 10am to 8pm

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme