Somerset Counselling Centre
Somerset Counselling Centre (SCC) has premisies in Taunton, Bridgwater and Ilminster. SCC has been operating since 1990 and aims to provide an affordable counselling service in Somerset.
The Centre offers Integrative and Psychodynamic counselling and high standards of professionalism are maintained through adherence to the BACP Ethical Framework for Good Practice in counselling and Psychotherapy.
SCC offers counselling to individuals, couples and young people 16+years
SCC offers both long term (ongoing work) and brief (time limited work.)
SCC is accreditated by BACP
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 Accrediated 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
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 we deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
We also work with young people aged 16 - 19 years (initial assessment free)
Individual:£35 - £45
Relationship (couple) counselling: £45.
If you are on a low income your fee can be adjusted accordingly.
SCC is a charity and so we depend on client contributions to operate.
SCC currently operates in Taunton, Bridgwater and Ilminster