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Barbara Matheson - Counsellor and Supervisor MBACP Reg.

About me

I'm an experienced qualified counsellor currently only working with clients online. Online counselling is a bit different from seeing someone face to face, however I've over 7 years experience of working this way and am very  happy to help you get the best experience and outcomes from this method.

My intention is to return to face to face working for local clients as soon as the situation allows, however I also will be available on a long term basis for online clients.

My counselling approach can help with a wide range of issues and life events e.g. anxiety, depression, feeling sad, low self esteem, low confidence, relationships, bereavement , abuse, redundancy and  family issues. I have experience of and special interest in University student issues, bereavement and loss, stress management and womens' health and wellbeing.

Exploring your feelings through one-to-one discussion can provide you with support , new insights and perspectives. It can also lead to new ways to deal with the issues that are having an impact on your life and overall wellbeing.

I work with adults of all ages usually on a weekly basis.

I’m a very experienced counsellor . A registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapists (BACP), and I work to the code of ethics set down by the BACP ethical framework.

I’m also a qualified and experienced supervisor offering supervision to qualified and student counsellors, and those working in job roles where it’s helpful for their wellbeing to have a safe caring space to explore the work and its impact on them.

Prior to becoming a counsellor, I worked as a freelance learning and development consultant , specialising in management development, personal development  and stress management. My work also included coaching and mentoring.

I offer a low cost 30 minute introductory meeting; an opportunity to meet with me, find out more about counselling and my approach, and then decide if you're comfortable working with me as your counsellor,

If you would like to more about me and my approach please take a look at my website www.exeterquaycounselling.co.uk

To have a chat or book an appointment please call me on 07740678218 or email at bm@exeterquaycounselling.co.uk

If I’m not immediately available I will get back to you within 24 hours

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)

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

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

Thereafter the fees are £55 per 50 minute counselling 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
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Further information

I've extensive experience of face to face and online (Skype/Facetime) counselling and supervision, working  with clients in various locations,  both UK based and worldwide. I'm available for long or short term working.

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


Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access Unspecified

The practice is on the third floor of this lovely Georgian building , but without a lift. My private room is very comfortable, spacious and airy with a lot of natural light and ventilation.


I'm working online with all clients.

I'm available am and pm Mondays to Thursdays

A low cost 30 minute informal consultation is available.

Types of client

Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme


I'm now available either face to face at my Exeter practice or online.

Online supervision
Telephone supervision

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Barbara Matheson - Counsellor and Supervisor MBACP Reg.

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