Barbara Matheson - Counsellor and Supervisor MBACP
3 Barnfield Crescent
STUDIO One Therapy Hub
23 Southernhay West
Welcome to my profile.
Having spent over 10 years in a successful practice in Edinburgh I'm now permanently based in Exeter, seeing clients at my city centre practice in the Southernhay Quarter or on Skype or Facetime. Here are some examples of the issues I've supported clients with, but if you don't see your area of concern on this list then please just ask . I don't charge for a phone chat.
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- University students
- Self confidence/self esteem
- Workplace/career issues
- Separation and divorce
- Relationship breakup
- Grief and loss
- Abusive relationships
- Womens issues and wellbeing
- A qualified and very experienced Counsellor ,a member of the BACP, on the BACP Register accredited by the Department of Health, and fully insured for my work.
- A qualified and experienced Counselling Supervisor
- An approved Counsellor for the Lifeworks organisation ( Employee Assistance Programme)
My professional background includes senior operational and training management roles in the recruitment sector. Prior to becoming a counsellor, I worked as a freelance learning and development consultant, coach and mentor, specialising in management development , workplace stress and personal development. I was also a licensed trainer for the award winning Springboard Womens’ Development Programme .
You can call me on 07740678218 or send an email; either way if I’m not immediately available I’ll get back to you within 24 hours.
Training, qualifications & experience
Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling from the University of Strathclyde (BACP)
Postgraduate Diploma in Training Management (CIPD Cranfield University)Certificate in Stress Management (OCR) and Certificate in Creative Supervision (UKCP)
Rape and sexual abuse
Springboard Women's Development Programme
Coaching and Mentoring
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Bipolar disorder
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
Other areas of counselling I deal with
- University student issues
- Work/life balance
- People pleasing behaviour
- Conflict and anger issues
- PMS and PMD
- Workplace stress
Photos & videos
Initial 30 minute consultation £20
Thereafter the fees are:
£55 per 50 minute session
Concessions are available, e.g. students, seniors and low waged, please just ask me.
£55 per 60 minute session
£40 per 60 minute session for trainee counsellors and those in the first 6 months of private practice
I've experience of online (Skype/Facetime)counselling and supervision, working with clients in various locations around the world e.g the USA, Middle East and Europe
"Barbara has inspired me to become to person I am today, full of confidence, self-worth and self-esteem. Her wonderful ability to help me identify, understand and deal with my issues and anxieties will be forever invaluable. Thank you so much!"
"Thank you so much for all your help. I am eternally grateful for all of your support and understanding. I am really excited for the next chapter in my life."
"Thank you again. I can't express how grateful I am to have you with me all through this summer. It was life-changing indeed. "
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Monday , Tuesday and Wednesday in Exeter. Skype or Facetime appointments by arrangement
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
Having worked in private practice in Edinburgh for over 10 years I'm now based in Exeter where I'm working face to face and online with counselling and supervision clients.