Dr Damian Stoupe
Member Status: Accredited
Member No: NCS15-02028
Who Am I...?
I am a counsellor and coach based in Wells, Somerset and works almost exclusively these days online. I completed my PhD at the University of Bristol exploring how we can best develop emotionally, intellectually, personally, and professionally. I work in with what is known as a mindful, solution-focused, short term approach to counselling (about six-ten weeks) that emphasises finding a way forward building up our strengths and reducing our weakness; looking into the past when it acts as a block to the present.
What My Clients Say About My Approach To Counselling…
My clients generally describe me as being engaged, challenging, empathic and practical; focused on helping petiole make the best of it. Their description reflects my passionate belief that a counsellor should embrace not just what we know but what we do; collaborating with each other to help you find a way out of your current difficulties or to develop mental fitness.
Over the course of my counselling training, I have developed an understanding of many different approaches to counselling and adapt my approach to each client’s unique needs rather than expecting the client to change to suit my counselling approach. My main approach is based upon a four-stage cycle:
Experiences -> Reflection -> Understanding -> Action
While I respect your autonomy, it is not uncommon for me to offer feedback on the practical and emotional choices you are making. I work best with clients (individuals and couples) who are willing to be experiment with new behaviours and outlooks.
How I Approach Therapy…
As a counsellor, I am skilled at working with individuals who are managing challenges that accompany life’s transitions and difficult decisions. While I specialise in issues where people are conflicted, either with themselves or with others; which includes issues of stress and anxiety, emotional abuse, bullying, depression, loneliness and isolation among other issues that affect mental health. I have a specific focus on working with men.
I work with both private clients (individually or as couples) and a wide range of organisations both as a counsellor and a consultant.
Making a choice to work with a counsellor and improve your mental health is not easy, but it is rewarding and worthwhile. I aim to make you feel as safe and comfortable as possible while we work together to help you gain control in your life and move forward.
- Qualifications & ExperiencePhD (University of Bristol)
MSc Counselling (University of Bristol)
Postgraduate Diploma Counselling in Organisational Settings
Postgraduate Diploma in Research Methods
Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy
Diploma in Hypnotherapy
- What I can help with
- Abuse – Emotional, Physical, Sexual
- Addiction (e.g. Alcohol, Computer games, Drugs, Food, Gambling, Sex, Smoking)
- Ageing and related issues
- Anger Management
- Assertiveness / Self-confidence / Self-esteem
- Divorce & Separation
- Emotional issues
- Generally unhappy with your life
- Job interviews
- Panic attacks
- Self-defeating behaviours
- Shyness / Social Phobia
- Violence / Victim support
- Languages Spoken