Barbara Matheson - Counsellor and Supervisor MBACP

Barbara Matheson - Counsellor and Supervisor MBACP

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PAC Exeter
3 Barnfield Crescent

STUDIO One Therapy Hub
23 Southernhay West

07740 678218

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PAC Exeter
3 Barnfield Crescent

STUDIO One Therapy Hub
23 Southernhay West

07740 678218

About me

Welcome to my profile.

I'm an experienced  counsellor and supervisor, seeing clients at my Exeter city centre practice or on Skype or Facetime, My counselling approach can be very effective with a range of issues. Here are some of them.

  • Anxiety
  • Relationships
  • Depression
  • Feeling sad
  • Family issues
  • University student issues
  • Self confidence
  • Self esteem
  • Stress
  • Bullying
  • Separation and divorce
  • Relationship breakup
  • Bereavement
  • Grief and loss
  • Emotional abuse
  • Womens health and wellbeing

I see my clients in a private comfy room in central Exeter or online. We can explore your concerns and work towards  gaining  new understanding and perspectives, and explore ways to bring about positive change and balance to your life.

  • An 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 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 bullying. I was also  a licensed trainer for the award winning Springboard Womens’ Development Programme . My voluntary roles included being  co- founder , and for 4 years Chair, of the Women in Management Network (part of the CMI)in Scotland.

I understand that choosing a Counsellor can be quite tricky.  You want to feel the person you’ve chosen is the right one for you and feel comfortable working with them, so to help you decide I offer the option of a half hour low cost informal consultation

I also offer online appointments via Skype or Facetime.

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)

Additional training:

Rape and sexual abuse
Domestic violence
Personal Development
Springboard Women's Development Programme
Coaching and Mentoring

Member organisations


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

  • University student issues
  • Bullying
  • Work/life balance
  • People pleasing behaviour
  • Conflict and anger issues
  • PMS and PMD
  • Menopause
  • Workplace stress

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  • Counselling room at PAC Exeter
  • Counselling room
  • 3 Barnfield Crescent



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

Further information

My practice is in Exeter city centre, near to the Barnfield Theatre.

I've considerable experience of online (Skype) counselling and work with clients in various locations around the world e.g the USA, Middle East and Europe

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. "

Maps & Directions

Exeter, EX1 1QT
Exeter, EX1 1PR

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: no


Wheelchair access: No


Monday , Tuesday and Wednesday in Exeter. Skype , Facetime and Zoom appointments by arrangement

Types of client

Older adults
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.

Online supervision:Yes
Telephone supervision:No
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