About Duncan Stoddart
A fully accredited counsellor & psychotherapist with over 15 years experience. I provide therapy for individuals and currently manage a full-time psychotherapy practice in central Shrewsbury.
I offer an introductory meeting that can help you feel more certain about whether to engage in counselling or psychotherapy. Some people find that a few sessions of therapy can help them address a specific problem, while others choose to work on a longer-term basis to help focus on deeper issues.
I have extensive training and experience of working with anxiety, relationship difficulties, depression and stress.
The introductory meeting that I offer at a reduced rate will give you an idea of how I work and what to expect from further sessions. It can help you understand how your concerns may be addressed through counselling or psychotherapy. You may also feel more confident in your decision to start therapy.
Counselling venue in Shropshire
I work from dedicated consulting rooms in Shrewsbury town centre. The venue has mobility facilities and wheelchair access. Public parking is about 200 yards away or a 3-4 minute walk.
People seeking counselling from centres within Shropshire, such as Oswestry, Telford, and Bridgnorth, find that counselling in Shrewsbury is a manageable distance by car or train. Shrewsbury's rail station is a 7-8 minute walk from the office where I offer therapy sessions.
I work full-time as a person-centred or client-centred therapist and clinical supervisor, offering daytime and some evening sessions.
Client-centred therapy emphasises a therapeutic relationship in which a person may learn to draw from, and trust, inner resources that serve as a means of changing emotional and behavioural patterns recognised as unhelpful or problematic.
Accredited at senior level, I supervise other counsellors, psychotherapists and clinical therapists working in the Telford, Wrekin and Shropshire areas. I have worked as a psychotherapist and counsellor in universities, mental health agencies, and in the private sector.
Previously a Teaching Fellow on the Counselling & Psychotherapy degree programme at the University of Warwick, I facilitated and taught trainee counsellors on this nationally recognised and BACP accredited course. I have over 20 years experience of consultancy and coaching for individuals from public and private organisations. I have appeared on BBC Radio Shropshire sharing my perspective and experience on men's mental health and anger management.
I am a fully accredited member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy), and registered with the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
Registered with the ICO (data protection & control), I also hold a DBS Certificate (previously the Enhanced Criminal Records Bureau - CRB).
I am registered with the following health insurance companies to provide counselling and psychotherapy:
AVIVA, BUPA, WPA, Simply Health (Groupama), CIGNA, Exeter Family Friendly, and PruHealth.
For people living in Shropshire my psychotherapy practice is within reach of Bridgnorth, Market Drayton and Ludlow. For counselling in Shrewsbury, Newport, Oswestry and Telford and are also accessible. Find me on Google Places under Counsellor Shrewsbury.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)
The BACP is the UK's largest counselling & psychotherapy professional body, with over 44,000 members.
Over the last 35 years they have led the development of an internationally-recognised Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions.
The BACP's overarching concern is to raise and embed counselling and psychotherapy standards to serve and protect the public.
The BACP also offers the public an online directory of counsellors and supervisors at "It's Good To Talk".
As a Senior Accredited counsellor and psychotherapist I regularly draw from the Ethical Framework as a way of safeguarding and enhancing the quality of therapy I provide.