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Catia Cosme Counselling & Psychotherapy
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Hello, my name is Catia. I offer counselling sessions to adults, children and young people as well as couples/marriage therapy. Counselling can bring clarity where there is confusion, resolve past issues, change behaviours and improve relationships. I will provide you a confidential, safe and supportive space for you to talk and work thought the difficulties you are facing. For some people having a safe space to speak and reflect about their issues it is enough to help them move forward, while others may benefit from the use of more creative interventions
Hello, my name is Catia. I offer counselling sessions to adults, children and young people as well as couples/marriage therapy. Counselling can bring clarity where there is confusion, resolve past issues, change behaviours and improve relationships. I will provide you a confidential, safe and supportive space for you to talk and work thought the difficulties you are facing. For some people having a safe space to speak and reflect about their issues it is enough to help them move forward, while others may benefit from the use of more creative interventions
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Saskia Layburn
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
It's natural to feel a little bit hesitant or nervous when looking for someone to talk to. It's a big step.  If you're reading this, you've already made that step into looking into your options. That's something in itself.  When, or if, you feel that you are ready to contact someone. Know that I hold a safe space and a listening ear. My aim? To give you space to put out the fires and create more space for the process of change to begin.
It's natural to feel a little bit hesitant or nervous when looking for someone to talk to. It's a big step.  If you're reading this, you've already made that step into looking into your options. That's something in itself.  When, or if, you feel that you are ready to contact someone. Know that I hold a safe space and a listening ear. My aim? To give you space to put out the fires and create more space for the process of change to begin.
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Jane Meares
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Do you put on a brave face but feel different on the inside? Perhaps you’re empty and numb, or overwhelmed by emotions? Are you finding it hard to cope day-to-day? I know how tough life can be at times and how lonely it feels when no one seems to understand. If you’re wondering when you’ll feel happy or hopeful again, or you’re worrying about the future and fearing the worst, or maybe you’re struggling with a big change and a sense of who you are; I’d like to help. Being able to talk freely to someone, without fear of judgement or shame, can be a huge relief.
Do you put on a brave face but feel different on the inside? Perhaps you’re empty and numb, or overwhelmed by emotions? Are you finding it hard to cope day-to-day? I know how tough life can be at times and how lonely it feels when no one seems to understand. If you’re wondering when you’ll feel happy or hopeful again, or you’re worrying about the future and fearing the worst, or maybe you’re struggling with a big change and a sense of who you are; I’d like to help. Being able to talk freely to someone, without fear of judgement or shame, can be a huge relief.
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Jenny Liggins
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Exeter EX1  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
All of us need to find resilience at times of stress, or just to deal with day to day issues that may cause us anxiety and impact on the quality of our lives. Life events such as bereavement or change affect us in different ways with no simple, correct way to respond. I offer a way to share issues and find solutions beyond family and friendship groups, within a therapeutic relationship.
All of us need to find resilience at times of stress, or just to deal with day to day issues that may cause us anxiety and impact on the quality of our lives. Life events such as bereavement or change affect us in different ways with no simple, correct way to respond. I offer a way to share issues and find solutions beyond family and friendship groups, within a therapeutic relationship.
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Laura Turley
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
I am a fully insured and registered MBACP Integrative Therapist, Couples Counsellor, Supervisor and a member of the Westcountry Association of Counsellors. I have been in professional practice for 10 years, and work with 18+ individuals, couples and groups using a variety of different counselling models and methods. Although I would broadly describe myself as a 'Person-Centred Therapist', my methods are entirely client-led and not dictated by any personal preference in terms of therapeutic model.
I am a fully insured and registered MBACP Integrative Therapist, Couples Counsellor, Supervisor and a member of the Westcountry Association of Counsellors. I have been in professional practice for 10 years, and work with 18+ individuals, couples and groups using a variety of different counselling models and methods. Although I would broadly describe myself as a 'Person-Centred Therapist', my methods are entirely client-led and not dictated by any personal preference in terms of therapeutic model.
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Kevin Dudman
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Waitlist for new clients
Hello my name is Kevin. I specialise in the treatment of trauma including accidents, medical trauma, work place and childhood bullying, domestic abuse, rape, sexual abuse and traumatic grief. I can also help you with depression, anxiety, worry, low self -esteem, OCD, phobias, body and self esteem issues, chronic pain, porn and Internet addiction. I am an EMDR Consultant and Accredited CBT Psychotherapist with over thirty years’ experience in working in Mental Health within the NHS. Twenty of these have been in senior positions supervising and supporting the clinical practice of a wide range of psychological therapists.
Hello my name is Kevin. I specialise in the treatment of trauma including accidents, medical trauma, work place and childhood bullying, domestic abuse, rape, sexual abuse and traumatic grief. I can also help you with depression, anxiety, worry, low self -esteem, OCD, phobias, body and self esteem issues, chronic pain, porn and Internet addiction. I am an EMDR Consultant and Accredited CBT Psychotherapist with over thirty years’ experience in working in Mental Health within the NHS. Twenty of these have been in senior positions supervising and supporting the clinical practice of a wide range of psychological therapists.
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Paula Dishman
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
I am a very experienced psychotherapist, counsellor and supervisor based in both central Exeter and London. I provide a confidential, safe and impartial space where you can talk about difficult thoughts or emotional issues. I specialise in working with my clients to improve their quality of life and relationships. My role in offering both counselling and psychotherapy is to help you make sense of what you are experiencing, develop the skills to know and accept yourself and to make changes that are right for you.
I am a very experienced psychotherapist, counsellor and supervisor based in both central Exeter and London. I provide a confidential, safe and impartial space where you can talk about difficult thoughts or emotional issues. I specialise in working with my clients to improve their quality of life and relationships. My role in offering both counselling and psychotherapy is to help you make sense of what you are experiencing, develop the skills to know and accept yourself and to make changes that are right for you.
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Jenny Marshall
Counsellor, PNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Life sure can be complicated… Counselling can be a great way to explore anything you may be struggling with.
Life sure can be complicated… Counselling can be a great way to explore anything you may be struggling with.
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Sharon Letten Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Through my lived experience & training (ADHD, trauma, loss, menopause & attachment issues), I understand how difficult it is to reach out. I use a relational approach - helping to meet your individual & couple needs. 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 with adults, teens & couples in a caring and non-judgmental way, covering a range of issues which can significantly impact on our relationships with ourselves and others - working towards meaning and reconnection.
Through my lived experience & training (ADHD, trauma, loss, menopause & attachment issues), I understand how difficult it is to reach out. I use a relational approach - helping to meet your individual & couple needs. 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 with adults, teens & couples in a caring and non-judgmental way, covering a range of issues which can significantly impact on our relationships with ourselves and others - working towards meaning and reconnection.
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Pamela Phillips
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
I work with adults offering counselling for all manner of issues that may be causing distress, confusion, grief or a feeling of being stuck. The counselling relationship is one where we start to feel safe enough to begin to be able to notice and explore our situation from different perspectives. This can be a relief, and transformative in so many ways.
I work with adults offering counselling for all manner of issues that may be causing distress, confusion, grief or a feeling of being stuck. The counselling relationship is one where we start to feel safe enough to begin to be able to notice and explore our situation from different perspectives. This can be a relief, and transformative in so many ways.
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Dora Bernardes
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Hi, I am a Clinical Psychologist working with Children and Young People in Exeter. My aim is to provide a light and trusting space based on collaboration between myself, children/young people and parents so that as a team we can support children and young people. I have more than 15 years experience of working with young people with a wide range of presentations such as low mood, anxiety, school difficulties, coping with health concerns and other challenging issues. Fees: £80 (self-funded) - but contact me if this is an obstacle as I have a sliding scale in order to be able to reach out to families- or £110 (with insurance).
Hi, I am a Clinical Psychologist working with Children and Young People in Exeter. My aim is to provide a light and trusting space based on collaboration between myself, children/young people and parents so that as a team we can support children and young people. I have more than 15 years experience of working with young people with a wide range of presentations such as low mood, anxiety, school difficulties, coping with health concerns and other challenging issues. Fees: £80 (self-funded) - but contact me if this is an obstacle as I have a sliding scale in order to be able to reach out to families- or £110 (with insurance).
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Christine Martin
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
I have a special interest in the transitions and dilemmas that can occur at any point during a woman’s life. These might include marrying; pregnancy; changes in role; relationship difficulties; and the challenges presented at menopause and during the aging process. It is common to experience uncertainty, confusion, fear, and pressure at times of change or loss. Depression and anxiety may emerge as well as other, less common mental health issues. Times of change or loss can be difficult for everyone. I work with all genders, without discrimination. It is not necessary to have a mental health diagnosis to benefit from our sessions.
I have a special interest in the transitions and dilemmas that can occur at any point during a woman’s life. These might include marrying; pregnancy; changes in role; relationship difficulties; and the challenges presented at menopause and during the aging process. It is common to experience uncertainty, confusion, fear, and pressure at times of change or loss. Depression and anxiety may emerge as well as other, less common mental health issues. Times of change or loss can be difficult for everyone. I work with all genders, without discrimination. It is not necessary to have a mental health diagnosis to benefit from our sessions.
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Photo of Joanna Ruth Phillips, MA, MUKCP, Psychotherapist
Joanna Ruth Phillips
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Hello I am a Core Process Psychotherapist. I practice in Exeter and Crediton. I believe we have a longing to be truly seen and heard. In Core Process Psychotherapy, together, we slow down enough to see the ways in which the strategies we have used to cope can keep us stuck long after they are helpful. With this seeing you then have a choice to take another path and be in the world in a freer more satisfying way.
Hello I am a Core Process Psychotherapist. I practice in Exeter and Crediton. I believe we have a longing to be truly seen and heard. In Core Process Psychotherapy, together, we slow down enough to see the ways in which the strategies we have used to cope can keep us stuck long after they are helpful. With this seeing you then have a choice to take another path and be in the world in a freer more satisfying way.
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Andrea Trotman
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Are you not coping with the demands of day-to-day life? Not feeling good enough or that your behaviours are too much maybe? Struggling with a recent ADHD diagnosis or how to cope while waiting for support. Feeling stressed and overwhelmed all the time is no fun and exhausting. I can support you to explore and address your issues working towards a more content future. I work with individuals 18+ online and in Central Exeter.
Are you not coping with the demands of day-to-day life? Not feeling good enough or that your behaviours are too much maybe? Struggling with a recent ADHD diagnosis or how to cope while waiting for support. Feeling stressed and overwhelmed all the time is no fun and exhausting. I can support you to explore and address your issues working towards a more content future. I work with individuals 18+ online and in Central Exeter.
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Jane Drake
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Are you feeling lost, anxious or depressed? Grieving after the death of a loved one, struggling with relationship issues or feeling overwhelmed with life. We can all feel overwhelmed from time to time, I can help you to cope with the hurdles that life can unexpectedly throw at us. I feel that the most important aspect of counselling is building a strong, trusting therapeutic relationship where you feel truly heard and understood without judgement.
Are you feeling lost, anxious or depressed? Grieving after the death of a loved one, struggling with relationship issues or feeling overwhelmed with life. We can all feel overwhelmed from time to time, I can help you to cope with the hurdles that life can unexpectedly throw at us. I feel that the most important aspect of counselling is building a strong, trusting therapeutic relationship where you feel truly heard and understood without judgement.
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Lucy Perkins Counselling
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
A very warm welcome to you. I work with a person centred approach, ensuring our sessions feel right for you as a unique individual. My style of counselling is non-directive, relaxed and inclusive, which means our work together is designed around what you want and need. The work is supportive and respectful as we go at your pace and my aim is to get alongside you on your path, helping you explore your world to find understanding, clarity or solution. Sessions are centered around you and how you experience yourself and the world around you. You are free to come as you are and be accepted, as you are.
A very warm welcome to you. I work with a person centred approach, ensuring our sessions feel right for you as a unique individual. My style of counselling is non-directive, relaxed and inclusive, which means our work together is designed around what you want and need. The work is supportive and respectful as we go at your pace and my aim is to get alongside you on your path, helping you explore your world to find understanding, clarity or solution. Sessions are centered around you and how you experience yourself and the world around you. You are free to come as you are and be accepted, as you are.
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Liz Spencer
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Feeling stuck? At a crossroads in your career or emotional life? We can all feel lost, unsure, anxious or unhappy sometimes. Do you want to move forward with your life? Feel more connected and confident in yourself? Counselling can help you to understand yourself, build resilience and challenge you to identify painful beliefs and patterns that might be holding you back. ​ I can help with a range of different issues; low self-esteem, anxiety & depression, attachment issues, relationship struggles, pre and post divorce, stress, personal growth, bereavement and more. Please get in touch to arrange an initial assessment session.
Feeling stuck? At a crossroads in your career or emotional life? We can all feel lost, unsure, anxious or unhappy sometimes. Do you want to move forward with your life? Feel more connected and confident in yourself? Counselling can help you to understand yourself, build resilience and challenge you to identify painful beliefs and patterns that might be holding you back. ​ I can help with a range of different issues; low self-esteem, anxiety & depression, attachment issues, relationship struggles, pre and post divorce, stress, personal growth, bereavement and more. Please get in touch to arrange an initial assessment session.
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Photo of Brian Dennis, MA, MBACP Accred, Counsellor
Brian Dennis
Counsellor, MA, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Exeter EX1  (Online Only)
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. Those clarifications can be another enabling tool to use in improving life's situations. Our sessions will be aimed to help issues of the individual client, as well as assisting to recognise what the issues may really be, which are commonly different from presenting problems.
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. Those clarifications can be another enabling tool to use in improving life's situations. Our sessions will be aimed to help issues of the individual client, as well as assisting to recognise what the issues may really be, which are commonly different from presenting problems.
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Phoebe Davey
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Therapy is a journey, it can provide a safe space to explore any issues that you may be experiencing and help you to make sense of your world.
Therapy is a journey, it can provide a safe space to explore any issues that you may be experiencing and help you to make sense of your world.
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Photo of Kay Vickers, MBACP, Psychotherapist
Kay Vickers
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
If you are seeking the opportunity to talk matters though in a non judgemental and safe environment, I provide the support and understanding to empower you to consider the issues you wish to explore. Working together to help you gain a deeper understanding of yourself and why you are experiencing the difficulties that you have. Enabling you to develop new methods of coping with these difficulties. We will explore patterns in your thoughts and behaviours which will help you to gain a sense of control and stability in your everyday life. I am a registered member of the BACP and the NCS.
If you are seeking the opportunity to talk matters though in a non judgemental and safe environment, I provide the support and understanding to empower you to consider the issues you wish to explore. Working together to help you gain a deeper understanding of yourself and why you are experiencing the difficulties that you have. Enabling you to develop new methods of coping with these difficulties. We will explore patterns in your thoughts and behaviours which will help you to gain a sense of control and stability in your everyday life. I am a registered member of the BACP and the NCS.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in EX1

100+

Average cost per session

£55

Counsellors in EX1 who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
90% Depression
89% Self Esteem
84% Stress
79% Relationship Issues
71% Bereavement
66% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

7 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

55% AXA PPP
48% Aviva
45% Bupa

How Counsellors in EX1 see their clients

84% In Person and Online
16% Online Only

Gender breakdown

80% Female
19% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in EX1?

Search for nearby therapists or counsellors by inputting your city, postcode, or a provider’s name into the search bar. From there, you can filter providers by the issues they treat, cost, insurance, gender, and other factors to find providers who are well-suited to your needs. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or postcode into the search bar.

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Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

Counsellors and Psychotherapists listed in the directory are members of the main professional associations, mainly the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP). Most Psychologists in the directory are accredited members of the British Psychological Society (BPS) and/or are registered in the Health and Care Professions Council (HPCP).

Providers whose professional membership or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Given that professional memberships are not a statutory requirement for psychotherapists and counsellors in the UK, certain qualified professionals or organisations may choose not to maintain such memberships despite possessing the necessary qualifications. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counsellor?

Counsellors, psychotherapists and psychologists can all provide counselling or talking therapy and have credentials and experience that enable them to do so in the UK. Psychologists have earned a degree in psychology and many are members of the British Psychological Society (BPS) and have completed a postgraduate qualification in a specialism. Counsellors and Psychotherapists are not required to have a psychology degree, but to belong to a professional organisation such as the BACP or UKCP, they are required to have completed a training course as well as clinical and supervision hours.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, a therapy session in the UK could be between £30 - £60 when seeing a counsellor and £60 - £150 and up when seeing a clinical psychologist. If you have private insurance, your plan may cover some if not all of your sessions. You should contact your insurance provider to determine if they provide coverage for therapy sessions and to determine what, if any, requirements they might have in order for your sessions to be covered, such as a referral from your GP or medical specialist.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

If you are struggling to access therapy due to budget constraints, you could also consider public funded mental health services. The NHS Talking therapies programme offers free of charge counselling for common mental health problems like anxiety and depression. The service is available to anyone registered with a GP, though you do not necessarily need to be referred by your GP and can refer yourself directly to a Talking therapies service. The service will provide different solutions, including group and individual therapy, for a limited number of sessions which are generally up to six.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your postcode.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Therapists who are part of a professional organisation such as the BACP, the UKCP, or BPS are bound by an ethical framework that requires them to uphold a confidentiality agreement. Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship and only under specific circumstances, such as when there has been participation in a criminal act or act of terror, or if there is potential or known harm to the client or others, will a therapist be obligated to break the agreement. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed during the initial consultation.