Becca Wellaway MBACP

Becca Wellaway MBACP



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About me


From time to time all of us will experience events or aspects of our lives that we don't feel good about. This can leave us feeling stressed, angry, frustrated and emotionally drained. Sometimes we feel as if we aren't in control of events or emotions and don't know which way to turn.

If this sounds familiar, and if your usual coping strategies aren't working, then counselling may help you to make positive changes in your life. Being able to talk through concerns with professional guidance and support makes a real difference.

Since training in 2007, I have practised as an integrative individual, couples and family counsellor, working with a relational focus. I believe that the quality of the relationships in our lives directly and significantly impact on our overall well-being, be it our relationship with ourselves, with our intimate partner or with our family: in the past, the present or the future.

I am experienced at working with relationship difficulties such as separation and divorce, an affair, control or abuse, step family issues, co-parenting, life stage transitions, ill health and/or bereavement.

I work with individuals on personal issues, either past or present, such as anxiety, self esteem, the ending of a relationship and patterns of behaviour.

I have a small private practice based in Exeter as well as working for Relate as a relationship counsellor, family counsellor and supervisor of practitioners.

Individuals, couples and families come to counselling because they want to feel better; better about themselves, better about how they are responding to situations and better about the key relationships in their lives. Counselling will help you to develop awareness of behaviour patterns, offer insight and understanding of how life events may have impacted upon you, as well as identifying your strengths while supporting you to make positive life changes.

I also offer Supervision of relationship counselling for both trainees and experienced practitioners.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a qualified Relate counsellor, supervisor and trainer, with a background in counselling service management and service development.

I trained as a counsellor with Relate, gaining an University Advanced Diploma in Couple Counselling.

I have an Advanced Certificate in Systemic Practice with families and couples with the Institute of Family Therapy and am currently completing the Intermediate Course in Family Therapy and Systemic Practice with Plymouth University.

I have experience of working both in the Voluntary and Statutory Sector, alongside work with Criminal Justice settings in HMP Exeter and HMP Channings Wood.

I am a qualified Relate Trainer and have experience of delivering workshops in a range of settings.

I have a Diploma in Supervision from The Iron Mill and offer both individual and group supervision. I also offer supervision for professionals working in healthcare settings in non-therapeutic roles.

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Each session lasts for 1 hour and is charged at the following rates:

Individuals: £35
Couples: £45
Families: £50

Supervision: £40 per hour

There may be a negotiable reduction for trainees or those on a very low income or benefits.

Maps & Directions

Exeter, EX4

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Various, by negotiation. Daytime and evening available.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults

Supervision & training

I offer Supervision for both trainees and experienced practitioners on a one to one basis or in groups.

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