Barbara Matheson

Barbara Matheson

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The Practice Rooms
15-16 Castle Street

I am unable to take further enquiries until 12-Sep-2018

07740 678218

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The Practice Rooms
15-16 Castle Street

07740 678218

About me

An experienced  counsellor and supervisor , working face to face and online. My counselling approach can help with a range of issues including;

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Relationship difficulties
  • Feeling sad
  • Low self confidence
  • Low self esteem
  • Stress management
  • University and college student issues
  • Family issues
  • Abuse
  • Separation and divorce
  • Relationship breakup
  • Bereavement
  • Grief and loss
  • Miscarriage and infertility
  • Menopause

I offer a safe, confidential, and caring space where together we can explore your issues and concerns, help you gain understanding and new perspectives, and explore ways to bring about positive change and new balance to your life.  A place to be heard, be taken seriously, but without judgement

  • I am an experienced qualified Counsellor ,  a member of the BACP, on the BACP Register accredited by the Department of Health,and fully insured for my work.
  • I am also a qualified counselling supervisor. and on the University of Edinburgh approved list of supervisors.

I understand that choosing a Counsellor can be difficult, you need to be sure the person you’ve chosen is the right one for you and  feel comfortable working with them, so I offer you a 30 minute informal consultation for only £20

I also offer online appointments via Skype . I'm happy to offer you a 30 minute online meeting for £20 for you to try this method out for yourself.

You can call on 07740678218 or send an email; either way if I’m not immediately available I’ll get back to you within 24 hours.

If you would like to know more about my professional  background please go to my LinkedIn profile:

Training, qualifications & experience


Postgraduate Diploma in Person-Centered Counselling from the University of Strathclyde

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
Assertive Behaviour
Transactional Analysis
Depression Awareness
Personal Development
Springboard Women's Development Programme
Coaching and Mentoring
Management Development

Additional Professional Experience

  • 2 years at the PF Counselling Service in Edinburgh as a Volunteer Counsellor
  • 6 years in the Third Sector, responsible for an employability mentoring project , recruiting , training, supporting and supervising 20 volunteer mentors.
  • 26 years experience of coaching and mentoring individuals across a wide range of areas e.g. career transitions, stress management, personal development, employability, assertiveness and improving confidence and intercultural transitions.
  • My professional background  includes senior management and staff development roles in the recruitment sector , with extensive experience of employability and other career issues including workplace relationship difficulties and workplace bullying and stress
  • 17 years experience of delivering the Springboard Women's Development Programme.

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Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

  • University student issues
  • Bullying
  • SAD
  • Dealing with conflict and confrontation
  • Assertiveness
  • Loneliness and isolation
  • PMS and PMD
  • Menopause
  • Infertility

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£20 per 30 minute initial consultation , either face to face or online

Thereafter the fees are:

£55 per 50 minute session

Concessions are available,  e.g. students, seniors and low waged,  please enquire

£55 per 60 minute session for supervision

£40 per 60 minute session for trainee counsellors

Further information

I've recently moved to Exeter having worked in private practice in Edinburgh for over 10 years where I gained extensive  experience of working with and supporting university students,  both home and international, and at all stages of study.

My Devon practice is in Exeter city centre, near to John Lewis, with bus stops and car parks nearby.

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

Maps & Directions

Exeter, EX4 3PT

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


Daytime, evening and online appointments

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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