About Duncan Stoddart
Please note that I'm taking an extended sabbatical leave until Monday 4th September 2023. I'm therefore unable to take enquiries until then.
I provide in-person psychotherapy & counselling for individuals. I currently manage a psychotherapy practice in central Shrewsbury. I am a fully accredited psychotherapist & counsellor with 19 years experience.
I offer an introductory meeting that can help you feel clearer about whether to engage in psychotherapy or counselling. 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, depression, relationship difficulties, and stress.
As a psychotherapist and trainer I have also worked with the following issues that people bring to therapy: trauma, complex patterns of feelings and behaviour in relationships, personality disorders, bi-polar disorder, GAD (generalised anxiety disorder), panic attacks, and different forms of obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD). Click here for more on training and experience.
I work as a Person-Centred or Client-Centred therapist and clinical supervisor. I offer daytime appointments on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, until late afternoon.
Client-Centred therapy is based on 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.
I previously taught at the University of Warwick on the Counselling & Psychotherapy degree programme. 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.
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.