Counselling in Exeter

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Photo of John Doré, Counsellor in Exeter, England
John Doré
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Coming to counselling can feel a little daunting; sharing some of our private thoughts and feelings with someone that we do not know can be hard and can feel a little strange. I will help to make you feel comfortable and at ease by offering you a safe, confidential space for you to talk openly, and at a pace that suits you. I am committed to ensuring that you will feel heard, accepted and understood and I will make every effort to appreciate what it is like to be you and to help you understand your feelings and emotions.
01392 321349 
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Exeter EX4
Offers online therapy
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Rachel Coles
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified
I have a particular interest & experience in working with Eating Disorders & Disordered Eating difficulties. As a Family Therapist, I have worked with a wide range of mental health difficulties, including using Attachment Narrative Therapy; working with attachment difficulties; depression; anxiety; self harm; emotional regulation; communication difficulties & trauma. I’m trained to work with individuals, couples & families across the age range. It’s a privilege to support & empower families & individuals in understanding their lives experiences, improving their relationships, mental health & well-being.
01392 321753 
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Exeter EX5
Offers online therapy
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Judy Gibbons
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Maybe there is a specific event you are aware of, or thoughts & feelings are overwhelming for no known reason. Perhaps you've not been feeling yourself or maybe something has always been missing. Together, we can explore the feelings, thoughts & relational patterns that have been causing you distress. I can support you to gain a deeper understanding of the effects of past experiences & how these may impact your struggles in the present. I hope to encourage self-acceptance as a good enough person, quietening the inner critic & bringing compassion to the relationship you have with yourself & transforming your relationship with others.
01392 549067 
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Exeter EX3
Offers online therapy
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We Hear You
Counsellor, MSc, MNCS Accred
Verified
Is your life overwhelming? Is your mental health suffering?Do you feel that you need to offload and share whatever difficulties you may be facing? Are you are looking for a counsellor or psychotherapist that actively listens and understands? We are experienced mental health practitioners and are here to help. Sometimes children and young people get stuck and need a little help too. We also have a great deal of experience working with children and young people. When your child is struggling, trying to get help can feel an impossible task. We offer creative therapy without the stress of a long waiting list.
01392 321603 
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Exeter EX1
Offers online therapy
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Anne Mattock
Counsellor, BACP
Verified
Are you struggling to make sense of your world, finding it difficult to get through your day? Do you feel out of step with everyone else? Are feeling alone and not sure what to do next? Have you had traumatic experiences that affect your present life? Do you have a feeling of impending doom that makes you wake up anxious? Do you want to self harm or end your life? Can you only manage by using drugs or alcohol? Do you have no one to understand or that you can talk to?
01392 321150 
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Exeter EX5
Offers online therapy
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Nikki Frankum
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MNCS Accred
Verified
My name is Nikki, I am a qualified integrative counsellor registered with the NCS. I understand how difficult life can seem, and how stuck we can become. I am a compassionate, caring therapist who will not judge you. Whatever feelings or circumstances bring you to therapy, I offer you a calm, safe and non- judgmental space where I will encourage you to let go of unhelpful ways of being, that may be holding you back. As an integrative counsellor I will draw on different theoretical approaches choosing techniques to suit your individual needs.
01392 321499 
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Exeter EX1
Offers online therapy
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Dr Jennifer Richards
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
I work with people who want to explore and make sense of their difficulties or who want to make changes in their life. I work with clients of all ages and can focus on a range of difficulties. Together we will build an understanding of your experiences and help you navigate moving forward with your life. I hold particular expertise in eating disorders, body image issues, low self esteem, clinical perfectionism, depression, anxiety, and interpersonal or relational issues.
 
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Exeter EX4
Offers online therapy
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Claire Jones Counselling & Psychotherapy
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
When one of life’s problems becomes overwhelming, you may be feeling anxious or distraught, it can make a real difference prioritising your needs and talking to a counsellor who can listen to you with compassion and without judgement. Life can feel challenging at times, stressful and full of uncertainty; are you struggling to cope with work or family life? Has life set you back? Or are you looking for some peace and calm in your life? Whatever you are struggling with or want to focus on, then I am here to help you.
01392 719735 
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Exeter EX4
Offers online therapy
Photo of Fran Dennehy, Counsellor in Exeter, England
Fran Dennehy
Counsellor, MNCS Accred
Verified
Do you have the feeling that you want to make a change in your life? Perhaps something just doesn't feel right, but you aren't sure what it is. Or maybe you know exactly what the issue is, but aren't sure what to do about it. You may already feel mentally healthy, but want to give yourself a further boost. Whichever applies most to you, I can support you to get you to where you want to be. Counselling lets you experience the emotions that are normally too big for your day-to-day life, to empower you to make the changes you want to make.
01392 321534 
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Exeter EX4
Offers online therapy
Photo of Victoria Riddiford, Counsellor in Exeter, England
Victoria Riddiford
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP Accred
Verified
My name is Victoria, and I am an accredited counsellor with many years experience of working with life's difficulties, including anxiety, depression, relationships, bereavement and trauma. I have specialist experience in working with the ongoing impact of sexual abuse and rape. I offer in-person counselling in a ground floor therapy room in central Exeter, and I also work via Zoom and telephone. I offer a safe, confidential space to talk through issues that are troubling you, at your pace, so you can move forward with your life. We'll work together to establish a trusting relationship, where you feel listened to and understood.
01392 321344 
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Exeter EX4
Not accepting new clients
Photo of Annie Ford, Counsellor in Exeter, England
Annie Ford
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP Accred
Verified
It takes courage to contact a Counsellor for the first time you may be feeling stuck or overwhelmed, needing to make sense or gain clarity of your personal issues. As an experienced Professional Counsellor, I provide a safe, non-judgemental and confidential space. A place where you can explore the changes "you want". Building resilience and strategies to cope with relationship or work issues, such as stress, anxiety, depression, bereavement, low self-esteem, bullying, or stressful health challenges. Short & long-term therapy 9am -7pm + Sat mornings. A calm comfortable garden studio or outdoors and online during Covid19.
07748 523704 
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Exeter EX5
Offers online therapy
Photo of Claire Annette Williams, Counsellor in Exeter, England
Claire Annette Williams
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
I am an experienced and registered MBACP counsellor, based in Exeter, working with adults, young people and children. I work with a wide range of issues, including anxiety, depression, self-harm, bereavement and loss, and trauma. I offer a warm, safe, confidential and non-judgemental space for you to explore difficulties or problems from your past or present and look at how these maybe holding you back from living a more satisfying and fuller life. As a humanistic counsellor, I focus on building a respectful, caring and empathetic relationship with you and, through this, support you as you progress towards your goal.
01392 537143 
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Exeter EX1
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Katherine dayman
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, BACP
Verified
I am a down to earth, straight talking counsellor, with many years experience working with bereavement, loss and trauma. I offer both short term, goal focussed work as well as longer term therapy, depending on your needs. I also have a keen interest in working with young people age 12+ and have additional training and experience in working with those who are autistic. I can also work with you as a parent if you are struggling with any aspects of parenthood.
01392 573785 
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Exeter EX1
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
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Lauren Elliott Vincent
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
I have a lot of life experience and understanding of the importance of life and the struggles we all face, through my own trials and professional workings. ​ ​I am an Integrative Counsellor, which means I'm able to draw on a variety of methods and techniques to best assist you maintaining very relaxed, patient led sessions giving you the opportunity to grow and develop as best you can, helping you to help yourself. I work in a variety of ways to help you feel comfortable and open up in a safe space. My approach is based on working in the here and now looking at whats going on for you whilst also paying attention to unfinished cycles
01392 573768 
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Exeter EX1
Offers online therapy
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Renata Paczkowska Counselling | Walk&Talk Therapy
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
You might be stuck in a cycle you can't break on your own. Perhaps you feel that something is not quite right, but you can’t make sense of it. I am here to support you in unravelling the confusion. You might want a safe place to process the emotions and feelings affecting you or somewhere to start a journey towards a more harmonious and satisfying life. Somewhere where you feel accepted and empowered, to speak up and to really hear yourself. Emotional support in understand your own experience and getting the clarity you have been searching for. Whatever it is that brings you here; I hope you will find what you need right now.
01905 969796 
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Exeter EX2
Offers online therapy
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Dr Lorna Kerr (Clinical Psychologist)
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
People see you as strong, confident and successful, but internally, it feels like a constant struggle to maintain that image. You experience anxiety, self-critical thoughts, and physical signs of stress. You never feel good enough, no matter what you do for others or what you achieve. You live on "high alert" and you overwork or keep busy to avoid your feelings. You may use other ways of coping that help in the moment but leave you feeling worse later. If this is you, I want you to know that you're not alone. And you're not broken. There is life beyond your anxiety and fear. I’m here to help guide you towards that life.
01392 573741 
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Exeter EX4
Offers online therapy
Photo of Brian Dennis, Counsellor in Exeter, England
Brian Dennis
Counsellor, MA, MBACP Accred
Verified
Clients have motivation to improve their situation. Counselling can help bring positivity and enjoyment to situations which may currently feel negative and depressing. Counselling can help a person to clarify their own emotional thoughts and processes around a troubling situation. Counselling will not bring new suggestions to your situations, it will enable you to think of new or different paths to resolving disturbing emotional situations in your life.
01392 573828 
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Exeter EX1
Offers online therapy
Photo of Harry Toogood, Counsellor in Exeter, England
Harry Toogood
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
I offer therapeutic counselling to adult individuals. I work with issues affecting Mental Health and Wellbeing including • Anxiety • Depression • Stress • Low Mood • Bereavement • Trauma • Relationship Issues • Shame • Identity • Existential Concerns • Boarding School Syndrome. I run a private counselling practice from my own therapy room in Southernhay in central Exeter, Devon as well as offering counselling on the telephone and online via video.
01392 321104 
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Exeter EX1
Offers online therapy
Photo of Lorna Williamson, Counsellor in Exeter, England
Lorna Williamson
Counsellor, BACP
Verified
I am a professionally qualified Integrative Counsellor, experienced in working with young people and adults with a wide range of issues. I have a special interest in stress and anxiety, in how the nervous system works and how it impacts our mental, emotional and physical wellbeing. I use my experience as a Shiatsu practitioner and my mindfulness practice to help my clients to understand how their body and mind are relating to each other and incorporate mindfulness and relaxation exercises into my sessions where appropriate to help manage anxiety symptoms.
 
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Exeter EX4
Offers online therapy
Photo of Paul Brennan, Counsellor in Exeter, England
Paul Brennan
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
I offer both in person and online support for people experiencing grief, loss or struggling with change. This can be bereavement, loss of a job, end of a relationship or simply feeling a bit lost in life itself. I also work with men's issues as well as LGBT concerns. I offer a safe, confidential and non-judgemental space to unpack issues, explore your feelings and better understand what is going on for you. You may be feeling lost, anxious, uncertain or scared. That's understandable. That's okay. Considering counselling is a brave step. Well done for coming this far. Let's work together to try and find a way forward for you.
07710 299651 
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Exeter EX2
Offers online therapy


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What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Exeter are psychologists, licensed counsellors, therapists, and psychotherapists, all of whom diagnose mental health conditions and provide individualised treatment.

Services offered, education, and credentials vary by type of mental health professional. Each professional in Exeter then may specialise in certain areas, such as depression, marriage counselling, or anxiety. Although many mental health providers are not licensed to prescribe medication, they may coordinate with a provider who can.

Both in-person and online therapy sessions are available from most psychologists.
How to find a specialist?
You can refine your search using the filters on this page. There are several categories you can filter by to find mental health professionals with the experience you are looking for. You may want to filter for CBT Psychologists in Exeter, or Child Psychologists in Exeter.

Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Exeter psychologists specialising in EMDR.


What method of therapy is right for me?
When it comes to treatment methods, there's no 'right way.’ Each method of therapy can be beneficial for a variety of issues. Psychologists in Exeter specialise in therapeutic approaches such as CBT, EMDR, and Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), among others. Finding a psychologist or counsellor who is a good fit for you is the most important step to discovering what type of therapy, or combination of therapeutic approaches, will meet your individual needs. Learn what to expect from different types of therapy and how they work.

Can I afford counselling?
Yes. Most counsellors offer reasonable rates or will work on a sliding scale basis. Many accept health insurance. Feel free to discuss this when you contact the counsellor.