Jaquetta Trueman, BSc. (Hons), Reg. MBACP (Accred.)

Jaquetta Trueman, BSc. (Hons), Reg. MBACP (Accred.)

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The Practice Rooms
15-16 Castle Street

07971 074475

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The Practice Rooms
15-16 Castle Street

07971 074475

About me

Hello and welcome to you. I'm a counsellor with over eight years experience and a gentle, honest approach, providing a safe and confidential space for you to be heard in Exeter City centre and Torquay.

How can counselling help? People come to counselling for all sorts of reasons, to talk in confidence about anything that is troubling them either from present life, from the past, or indeed worries about the future.

Sometimes relationships are affected by significant life events that remain unresolved and come with us into the present, or current events that are causing us emotional pain, can leave us feeling depressed, confused anxious and with low confidence or self esteem. My aim is to provide you with a safe space so that you can feel at ease to talk things through in confidence and be heard; where you can discuss whatever is troubling you without feeling judged. You may be surprised how simply talking and exploring thoughts and feelings helps you to see things more clearly, giving you the opportunity to make the changes you choose to make and find a new way forward.

the first appointment is an opportunity for you to discover how you feel about counselling with me; to see the way I work and for us to work together to discuss a best way forward for you. This session is without obligation and is for you to decide at the end of this session if you wish to book a series of appointments.

I work primarily with three complimentary humanistic approaches that I was originally trained in, ie Person-Centred, Existential and Gestalt. This means that I use an integrated approach that does not preach or direct and acknowledges the importance of all aspects of life. I work with you at your pace to support and encourage you to explore different ways of looking at things so that you can make the changes you choose to make to rediscover yourself.

What happens next? Why not get in touch to make a no-obligation first appointment which will give you the opportunity to meet me and ask any questions you may have and discuss the best way forward for you. At the end of this initial session, if you choose to have continuing sessions with me, we can then arrange future weekly times to suit.

You can contact me by email through this directory by using the link at the top of this page, or phone me on the above number. If you need to leave a message on voicemail, you can be confident that this is only accessible by me so your confidentiality will be secure. 

Alternatively, if you feel you would like more information before getting in touch, please click on the above link for my website.

As a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), I abide by their Ethical Framework and Guidelines for Good Practice, details of which can be found at www.bacp.co.uk.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • CPD. Jung Today. Plenary lectures in London. November 2016
  • BACP Registered Accredited (2012)
  • Mindfulness skills training, Sharpham Trust
  • Cruse Bereavement and Loss training
  • B.Sc. (Hons) Reflective Therapeutic Practice metanoia Institute, London
  • Foundation Degree in humanistic counselling: Person-Centred, Existential and Gestalt approaches. University of Greenwich
  • Certificate in Counselling Skills, London Gestalt Centre

My experience as a counsellor includes

  • Counselling for Surrey & Borders Primary Care Mental Health Trust
  • Providing a counselling service to parents and staff at a cluster of state schools in Hampshire as well as to parents of school age children in Guildford
  • Working as an affiliate counsellor for Winchester University Student Services
  • Counselling in private practice and the voluntary sector in Surrey and London before moving down to Devon five years ago where I continue in private practice.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Issues from childhood
Survivors of school bullying


£40.00 per session.

Cancellations: Please note that as a general rule, unless in exceptional circumstances, any session that's been booked requires 24 hours prior notice to cancel to avoid the full fee being payable for that session In Torquay and 36 hours prior notice of cancellation for Exeter bookings.

Maps & Directions

Torquay, TQ1
Exeter, EX4 3PT

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


week days 10 to 6

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme