Depression Counselling in Exeter

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Karen Jones
Counsellor, MNCS Accred
Verified
I specialise in anxiety and depression .
Having the time and space within counselling to explore your thoughts and feelings in a safe and confidential environment is often the first step in making positive change in someone’s life. Our problems can sometimes feel too big or heavy to carry ourselves. Often it’s hard to pinpoint what’s actually wrong, but that low mood, and anxiety over powers us. Counselling will help you understand your behaviours and emotions that little bit better and give you insight into why you may be finding things difficult. With this understanding, it is often the catalyst for positive change leading to a more balanced and healthy future.
01392 321049 
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Exeter EX1
Offers online therapy
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Jennifer Smith
Psychotherapist, PhD, BACP
Verified
I offer one-to one Psychodynamic, Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy. This is a well established and evidence-based talking therapy that can effectively treat emotional problems as well as a wide range of mental health conditions including: anxiety, depression and eating disorders. Sessions are booked for the same time every week and range from single to up to four sessions a week. They provide the space to talk about and reflect upon your emotional and relationship difficulties. These are thought about as they relate to your present circumstances but in this type of therapy, they are also considered in relation to your life history.
01392 573819 
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Exeter EX4
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
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Sharon Letten Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
I have a special interest in working with anxiety and depression , relationships, grief, loneliness, menopause, confidence, trauma/PTSD, abuse and control, anger and the transitions across life stages.
Through my lived experience, I understand how difficult it is to reach out. I use a relational approach - helping to meet your individual needs. Whether it's to improve your anxiety, depression or confidence, I will work alongside you, helping you to navigate your way through life's challenges. Perhaps you just want to talk in a safe environment or need support to make changes? I work holistically and creatively with adults and adolescents in a caring and non-judgmental way, covering a range of issues which can significantly impact on our relationships with ourselves and others and work towards meaning and reconnection.
01392 321450 
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Exeter EX1
Offers online therapy
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Katja Jaqueline De Sousa
Psychologist, MBPsS
Verified
I am a therapeutic life coach & mental health practitioner, and I am currently working independently in private practice. I am a specialist in the fields of anxiety, depression and emotional disturbance. I hold a degree in social sciences and an honours degree in both social work and psychology. I have worked with the full spectrum of clinical presentations, ranging from mild to severe across the age spectrum (adolescents to seniors). I have been working in the mental health field for over 15 years and have worked for many years in the National Health Service in several settings.
01392 321488 
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Exeter EX1
Offers online therapy
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Charlotte Mizen
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP Accred
Verified
I am currently meeting via Skype/Zoom or telephone. If you want to commence and are worried about CV-19 please do contact and we can make arrangements. We can all experience difficult and painful times and life some sometimes feel hard to manage, often leaving us feeling alone and afraid, feeling that we need some support and understanding from a professional. My practice is to work alongside people in order to help them gain some insight and understanding about their difficulties as well as feel supported and heard. Depression , anxiety, loss and separation are some of the more difficult issues we come up against in life.
01392 573820 
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Exeter EX4
Offers online therapy
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Renee Norris Counselling, 1-2-1, Couples & 13+
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
I am trained and qualified in helping clients with a variety of problems from depression and anxiety to Personality Disorders.
Clients generally come to me when they are struggling with some aspect of their emotions, thoughts or behaviour. My aim is to help my client with accepting or changing some aspect of these three areas. Every client comes with unique issues and from my seat I view the issues as one, "a block in the road to wellness". I am keenly aware that all clients come with individual goals and I am here to help. Many of my clients use the phrase “I just want to feel better". This is my hope for everyone who engages with me in therapy. “TO FEEL BETTER” I offer confidentiality, openness and transparency at all times.
01392 531578 
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Exeter EX5
Offers online therapy
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Lara Tucker Counselling
Counsellor, MNCS Accred
Verified
I have particular understanding and experience of working with anxiety, depression , stress, low self esteem/confidence, work place and relationship difficulties.
I am a deeply compassionate, understanding and professional Counsellor, working with any adult aged 18 and over in central Exeter. I can help you to explore and work through the difficulties you are experiencing. I work with you on a deep level to help you gain an understanding of what you have been through and begin to value and believe in yourself. I draw from a range of experience and techniques to help you to work through and overcome your struggles. We will work together to find coping strategies and solutions to enable you to make positive changes to your life, enabling you to lead a happier and more fulfilled life.
01392 573809 
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Exeter EX1
Offers online therapy
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Nicola Grieveson
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
If you are looking for someone with many years of professional experience qualified and professional with a kind, compassionate manner I can help. I have experience with diagnosed mental health issues and everyday struggles with relationships, feeling sad, depressed , anxious and pre occupied with worries. Confidential and private in a relaxed atmosphere.
01392 573743 
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Exeter EX4
Offers online therapy
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James Pegg
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MNCS Accred
Verified
My name is James and I am a male counsellor based in Exeter. I am here to support you with a whole range of issues that you may be dealing with, such as stress, anxiety, depression , grief and/or relationships to name but a few.
01392 321369 
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Exeter EX4
Offers online therapy
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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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Matthew Hart
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified
I specialise in assisting adults who are experiencing anxiety, depression and anger related to family, social situations or work. My role is to help you gain understanding and find solutions so that you can once again cope with stress, enjoy home and work relationships, and feel a renewed sense of yourself and purpose in life. Sometimes issues are less clear-cut and there may be only a feeling of worry, loss or limitation that is difficult to explain. Again, the therapeutic process can help you gain insight, clarity and renewed vitality. I am a qualified psychotherapist practicing face to face in Exeter/Crediton (and also online).
01392 690525 
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Exeter EX1
Offers online therapy
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Liz Benson
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
For all of us there are times when we need the support, understanding and guidance of others.  Knowing there is someone you can trust, that will listen and try their best to help using all their knowledge and experience can be a powerful and transformative experience. I am passionate about guiding people on their journey to recovery and a meaningful life. Throughout my career I have specialised in helping people with eating disorders, and have over 10 years experience in NHS ED services. I am also experienced in working with people to overcome many other difficulties including low self-esteen, depression and anxiety disorders.
01392 321417 
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Exeter EX1
Not accepting new clients
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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
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Matt Ridley Counselling Service
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
I work very well with anxiety and depression and always offer a safe space to explore using compassion as a foundation.
I work best with clients that are ready to make a commitment to change, and are ready to develop skills of self-reflection and compassion. Many of my clients have big questions about life and their place in it, as well as questions of who they are and what they want. Some clients don't really know what they want but know that something isn't quite right - that's ok too!
01392 321281 
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Exeter EX1
Offers online therapy
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Gavin Weir-Jones
Psychotherapist, MA, MNCS Prof Accred
Verified
My work deals universally with the reduction of suffering, your suffering. Specifically this may include Depression , Anxiety, Low Mood, Loss of purpose, Grief, Relationship issues, managing change and family problems. Often we can be lost in our thinking and we can swing, like a pendulum, between worries of the past and anxieties of the future, never really pausing to be present now. This is normal, we all have these times. However sometimes, some of us get stuck in these places and need some guidance to bring us into balance and offer us support,at difficult times in our lives.
01392 531589 
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Exeter EX1
Offers online therapy
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Dr Anthony Wharton
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
My approach can address a range of mental and physical health problems including depression , panic attacks, low self esteem, trauma, with a particular focus on helping clients to regulate anxiety.
I provide a range of evidence based psychotherapies to alleviate psychological distress in Devon, my main approach being Intensive Short Term Dynamic Psychotherapy (ISTDP). Intensive Short term Dynamic Psychotherapy is a highly effective form of psychodynamic psychotherapy designed to help you get to the heart of the matter quickly, and resolve issues fast. The approach is emotion focussed; a relational therapy that can address a wide range of ongoing problems or symptoms. ISTDP is particularly useful in attending to internal conflicts that can arise from interpersonal relationships.
01752 982153 
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Exeter EX1
Offers online therapy
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Janey Francis
DCounsPsych
Hello and welcome. We all face difficulties at different times in our lives and it can be a courageous act to seek help. You may be facing challenges in one or more of these areas such as self-esteem, self-acceptance, self-care, relationships, recovering from traumatic experiences, depression , anxiety, loss of joy in life, loss of meaning and purpose, isolation and loneliness. With the support of counselling, you can return to feeling and experiencing a sense of peace and well-being in your life, and be resourced to meet any challenges in the future.
07522 041905 
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Exeter EX1
Offers online therapy
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Beverley Ann Harman
Counsellor, MNCS Accred
Verified
There may come a time in your life when you need someone to talk to, maybe its the stress and anxiety you feel or the depression that's clouding your judgements. Maybe you have suffered a trauma and your mind-body system is being regularly triggered and overwhelmed. Our stress comes in all shapes and sizes and now this stress is now interfering in the way you live your life and adversely affecting your relationships around you. I can offer you an opportunity to talk in complete confidence where I will provide a safe, non-judgemental space. I am confident that together we can reset the way you live.
01626 241963 
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Exeter EX1
Offers online therapy
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Ben Shears
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Are you looking for a down-to-earth and grounded form of counselling? Whether you are suffering from anxiety, depression , relationship issues or one of life's many other challenges, counselling can help to make sense of what's going on and support you in making positive changes to overcome them. Just getting things off your chest with someone who's focus is on your wellbeing can be a great support in itself. But there is also the opportunity to understand yourself better, to learn new coping strategies and explore how your pattern of thinking might be influencing your life.
01626 242618 
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Office is near:
Exeter EX1
Offers online therapy
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Dr Rochelle Woollacott
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified
People come to therapy for many different and important reasons. For some it is to discuss difficult and emotional experiences, while for others its to have a space in their week to reflect and make time to check-in with themselves. I ask all my clients to come with an open-mind as therapy can take you on a journey of self-discovery. I have worked with many clients with varying degrees of personal difficulties; severe and mild distress including depression , anxiety, suicide, low-self-esteem, earlier life trauma, PTSD, relational difficulties and many more.
01837 516734 
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Office is near:
Exeter EX17
Offers online therapy


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Depression Counsellors
Depressive disorders are characterized by persistent feelings of sadness and worthlessness and a lack of desire to engage in formerly pleasurable activities. Depression is not a passing blue mood, which almost everyone experiences from time to time, but a complex mind/body illness that interferes with everyday functioning. It not only darkens one's outlook, it is commonly marked by sleep problems and changes in energy levels and appetite. It alters the structure and function of nerve cells so that it disrupts the way the brain processes information and interprets experience.

Despite feelings of hopelessness and worthlessness, depression is a treatable condition. It can be treated with psychotherapy by depression counsellors in Exeter. As with many illnesses, the earlier treatment begins, the more effective it can be and the greater the likelihood that recurrence can be prevented.

Psychotherapy addresses the thinking patterns that precipitate depression, and studies show that it prevents recurrence. Drug therapy is often helpful in relieving symptoms, such as severe anxiety, so that people can engage in meaningful psychotherapy.