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Henry Powell Counselling BSc Hons Dip HIC MBACP

Taunton, Somerset, TA1 1RN
07749 579010 07749 579010
Taunton, Somerset, TA1 1RN

About me

Hi, I'm Henry and I am a fully qualified counsellor offering evening sessions on weekdays, currently only by phone or online due to social distancing guidance.

I offer a free initial consultation so we can talk about why you're seeking help and answer any questions you may have about the process. If you feel unsure about beginning therapy do feel free to contact me by phone, email or Messenger and I'll be happy to answer any questions; I always try to reply the same day.

After your free initial consultation I charge £40.00 per session.

I provide a warm, compassionate and confidential space for you to explore any aspect of your life at a pace you feel comfortable with.  I am experienced in working with a wide range of issues, including problems with anger, anxiety, bereavement, childhood, depression, families, affairs, fertility, miscarriage, abortion, post-natal depression, relationship issues, panic reactions, parenting, self-esteem, separation, sexuality and trauma.

I hold a post-graduate Diploma in Humanistic Integrative Counselling, a Foundation Certificate in Humanistic Integrative Psychotherapy and Counselling, and a Honours Degree in Psychology (joint). I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and I work within BACP's Ethical Framework.

Regarding my training, 'humanistic' refers to the value of every individual and the belief in their capacity to heal and grow. 'Integrative' means that I combine a number of different approaches. This includes helping clients look at patterns in their feelings and thoughts, which may stem from the past experiences and be holding them back in the present.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Diploma in Humanistic Integrative Counselling, Bath Centre for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BCPC)
  • Foundation Certificate in Humanistic Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy (BCPC)
  • Registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)
  • BSc Hons Psychology (joint)
  • Previously I have counselled for Hope's Place in Bristol and MIND in Wiltshire.

Member organisations


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Therapies offered

  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic

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I offer a free initial consultation and then charge £40.00 per phone/online session thereafter. A session lasts for 50 minutes.

Further information

Who do you work with?
I work with individuals aged 16+ in one-to-one sessions.

When and where do you work?
I offer daytime and evening sessions on weekdays. Due to the current social distancing guidance, I am only offering phone or online sessions. I am happy to provide guidance on how phone and online sessions work. Under normal circumstances I also work in a quiet, comfortable consulting room in central Taunton, Somerset.

How much do you charge?
I charge £40.00 for sessions, which last 50 minutes.

What happens at the first session?
The first session gives us a chance to discuss why you are seeking therapy, answer any questions you may have about the process and decide whether we could work together. If we decide not to, I may point you toward other sources of help.

What are counselling sessions like?
Sessions provide a safe space where you can talk about any aspect of your life with a non-judgemental professional. We will take the sessions at a pace that you feel comfortable with.

How often would I see you?
I usually see people on a weekly basis (sometimes more often), at the same time and day each week. We can agree this in our first session.

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Henry Powell Counselling

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None


Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access


Weekday evenings

Types of client

Young people
Older adults


Henry Powell Counselling  BSc Hons Dip HIC MBACP

Henry Powell Counselling BSc Hons Dip HIC MBACP