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Barbara Matheson - Counsellor and Supervisor MBACP

Exeter, Devon, EX1 1QT
07740678218 07740 678218

About me

Welcome to my profile.

I'm a very experienced counsellor now seeing all clients online e.g. FaceTime, Skype and doxy.me

I have substantial experience of working online and am very happy to have a chat with you by phone about this way of working together. I’m currently offering a 30 minute low cost online consultation for you to see if this method is an option for you. I'm also offering discounted rates to key workers.

I work with individual adults at all stages of their lives from age 18 upwards

Here are some examples of the issues I support clients with, but if you don't see your area of concern on this list then please ask . I don't charge for a short chat on the phone so please give me a call on 07740678218.

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Isolation and loneliness
  • Relationship issues
  • Stress management
  • Bereavement and loss
  • Self confidence and low self esteem
  • Workplace/career issues
  • Separation and divorce
  • Grief and loss
  • University students.

My background:

  • 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 Lifeworks and Pro-Counselling ( Employee Assistance Programmes)

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 Womens' development , management development , workplace stress and personal development.  I was also a licensed trainer for the award winning Springboard Womens’ Development Programme for 17 years.

My volunteering roles have included being a board member for Edinburgh Womens Aid and the co-founder and Chair of the Women in Management Scotland Network.

What next?

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)

Certificate in Creative Supervision (UKCP)

Additional training:

Stress Management
Rape and sexual abuse
Domestic violence
Personal Development
Women's Development Programmes
Coaching and Mentoring

Member organisations


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

  • Isolation and loneliness
  • University student issues
  • Seniors and retirement issues
  • Work/life balance
  • Conflict and anger issues
  • PMS and PMD
  • Menopause
  • Workplace stress

Therapies offered

  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Person-centred therapy

Photos & videos



A free trial of online counselling is currently available

The fee for a 30 minute face to face consultation is £20

Thereafter the fees are:

£55 per session

Some concessions are available,  e.g. students, seniors and low waged,  so please enquire.


£55 per 60 minute session

£40 per 60 minute session for trainee counsellors and those in the first 6 months of private practice

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Low income

Further information

I've extensive experience of online (Skype/Facetime) counselling and supervision, working  with clients in various locations,  both UK based and worldwide.

Client testimonials:

"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. "

PAC Exeter
3 Barnfield Crescent

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages no


I'm available Monday to Thursday for online video counselling sessions.

Types of client

Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme


I'm a very experienced counsellor and supervisor in private practice in Exeter city centre and online via skype and Facetime. .

Online supervision
Telephone supervision

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