I am currently offering telephone and video appointments. I have daytime availability on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, until late afternoon.
Introductory meeting by telephone or video
I offer an exploratory session by telephone or video 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.
The introductory session 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.
About Duncan Stoddart
A fully accredited counsellor & psychotherapist with over 16 years experience. I provide therapy for individuals and currently manage a psychotherapy practice in central Shrewsbury.
I have extensive training and experience of working with different types anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, and stress.
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 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.
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.