About me


I am a naturally empathic person and have helped people throughout my life. Many people chose to become a counsellor after a life-changing event, for some empty nest syndrome/divorce or even monetary reasons. My trigger was through heart issues, and I died eight times, and medical staff brought me back, I did beat the odds. I found new light in life and direction; over the years, I have overcome two major strokes and other illnesses, through therapies and determination, I rehabilitated, and I have helped countless people on the path to recovery. My knowledge of therapies spans 13 years, mainly through self-help and finding a therapist that could understand or not working from their house; nothing more embarrassing than asking to use the toilet and being chauffeured through a family house to use their bathroom. I started my counselling journey over five years ago; within this time, I have enrolled and gained knowledge spanning over two degrees which I am in my final stage of an Honour degree in Counselling Psychology. I plan and am on target to becoming a Counselling Psychologist through completing a starting doctorate next year. 

My office is in the most prestigious building on Taunton's most prestigious road, so why are my fees so low? Simple, I am only just seeing people again after covid restrictions, and I require 1000's hours to become a Counselling Psychologist. 

I believe in helping a person, empathy and knowledge is important but experiencing the issues is essential and far outweighs teachings and textbooks, as I truly understand your mindset. 

I have suffered a nervous breakdown due to multiple events and bottling up stresses until the bottle cracked. I specialise in and have extensive knowledge of bereavement and its complexities; I can travel and offer rest bite for those dying. 

I am a simple man with good intentions; I am not here for profit but rather feel I did not die when the odds were against me, and I want to make the best of my life. I used to run successful companies but now feel the enrichment of reward in helping people rather than profit. 

A video introduction of me at the bottom of page 
I have a thorough understanding and can help with:

Relationship Difficulties
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
Professional/Career Issues
Medical and Health Concerns
Pain Management
Stress Management
Sexual Abuse
Gender Identity Support, within this therapy, I invite loved ones into the therapy room where I can support 

 I have a proper therapeutic office where confidentiality and safety adhere. 

Training, qualifications & experience

I completed Level 2,3 in counselling studies and a level 4 diploma in therapeutic counselling governed by the CPCAB. In this time frame I studied a counselling foundation degree with the Open University. I am now studying my final stage in an Honours degree in Psychology and Counselling also with the Open University, I intend to enrol onto a doctorate and become a Dr in Clinical Psychology. I have quite an expansive knowledge and can help you through, please drop me a line.

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.

BACP

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.

NCS

National Counselling Society

The National Counselling Society

This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.

In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

National Counselling Society

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.

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Fees

From £40.00 to £46.00
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Unemployed

Additional information

individual 1-2-1 Face to Face £40 per 1hr session 

Couple Face to Face £47 per 1hr session 

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

My therapeutic room is at the Exchange house which is predominately a law firm, it is a luxurious building where security is taken seriously. My Working hours are between 8.30am / 6.30pm 

Further information

if you are in receipt of Benefits I do have at times concession slots available.

Cold filtered water & freshly brewed coffee is always on hand and free and I am a stickler for quality coffee. 

Exchange House Business Centre
Exchange House
12-14 The Crescent
Taunton
Somerset
TA1 4EB

Type of session

In person
Home visits
Online

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples

Key details

DBS check

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Wheelchair user access

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.

The building has 2 very small steps, apart from that corridors are wide with toilet access The 2 steps can be seen, if you either go to my site or google the exchange house Taunton. Carparks are close and numerous parking bays outside (free 4 blue badge)

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Steve Turner

Steve Turner