Somerset Counselling Centre

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BACP Accredited Centre.
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Taunton, Somerset, TA1 4BH
Available for new clients
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This professional is available for new clients.

About us

SCC provides a safe place to talk to a skilled counsellor, who will listen and help you understand how past experiences, worries about the future, or lack of self-confidence may be affecting your life.

Our fees are on a sliding scale based on annual income. We believe that counselling should be available to those who need it and cost should not be a barrier.

Counselling helps you explore the way you think and act; to see how you may be repeating unhelpful patterns of behaviour or thinking. Our counsellors come from a range of different trainings and incorporate a variety of counselling models including psychodynamic, person centred, integrative and humanistic.

Making an appointment
SCC operates an appointment only system. Appointments are made by either telephoning or emailing your details, alternatively you can make an enquiry to us via our form found on the ‘Contact Us’ section of our website.

Counselling Services operate from 8am to 8pm Monday to Friday.

The initial consultation
We aim to have an initial consultation arranged for you within a week of contact, with ongoing counselling provided promptly after that.

At SCC we have a variety of counsellors with a wealth and variety of experience. This means that we can use our knowledge to select the counsellor and therapy that best fits you.

One of the most important factors in effective therapy is the relationship that you will build with your therapist. Our aim therefore is to give you peace of mind and match you personally with your therapist.

For further information please visit the SCC website:

Training, qualifications & experience

Practicing SCC counsellors have undergone a rigorous training to Diploma level in counselling. Counsellors have either undertaken training at SCC or are on placement with SCC from other training organisations of equivalent standards.

Counsellors are at various stages of development eg BACP Accredited Counsellors; Senior Counsellors working towards BACP Accreditation and Students in their final year of training.

All counsellors have weekly/fortnightly supervision of their work.

Types of training Counsellors have undertaken:

- Integrative and Humanistic Diploma Counselling
- Psychodynamic Diploma
- Integrative and Humanistic Diploma in Psychotherapy
- Supervision Diploma

Member organisations *

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.

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.

We have verified that at least one professional at this organisation is registered with the relevant professional body.

Other areas of counselling we deal with

We also offer EAP schemes, providing short-term therapy for employees.

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Concessions offered for

  • Low income

Additional information

The cost of Counselling

Our fees operate on a sliding scale based on annual income:

Standard Fee £60  

Low-Cost 1 £50 (below £40k)  

Low-Cost 2 £40 (below £30k)  

Low-Cost 3 £30 (below £20k)

Low-Cost 4 £20 (below £15k)

The initial consultation has a set fee of £60 for the 90 minute session, and £80 for the relationship (couple) 90 minute session. 

SCC is a registered charity and a non-profit making organisation; we receive no financial support from the Government funding.

Our aim is to provide accessible counselling for all and so we can provide a number of places at a reduced rate according to your means. No one is excluded because they cannot afford the full cost of counselling.

When we work

Somerset Counselling Centre is open for appointments between 08.00 - 20.00 Monday - Friday (closed weekends and bank holidays)

Somerset Counselling Centre, Apsley House, Tower Street, Taunton, Somerset, TA1 4BH

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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Wheelchair user access
Wheelchair user access

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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.

We have ground floor access.


In person

SCC has a range of supervision options bespoke to your needs. Please contact us directly for more information.

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Somerset Counselling Centre
Somerset Counselling Centre