Somerset Counselling Centre
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.
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: www.scctaunton.org.uk
Training, qualifications & experience
Practising 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
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 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
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
We also work with young people aged 16 - 19 years
The cost of Counselling
The initial consultation has a set fee of £55 for the 90 minute session, and £75 for the relationship 90 minute session. (There is an option to pay in two instalments.)
SCC is a registered charity and a non-profit making organisation; we receive no financial support from the Government funding.
Our fees are set at £55 for individual work and £75 for relationship counselling. 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.
Concessions offered for
SCC currently operates in Taunton and Bridgwater
we also offer an online counselling service