Barbara Matheson - Counsellor and Supervisor MBACP
Welcome to my profile.
I'm a very experienced counsellor seeing clients at my practice in the Southernhay Quarter of Exeter or on Skype or Facetime.
I offer my services to individual adults at all stages of their lives from age 18 to seniors; there's no upper age limit.
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 just ask . I don't charge for a chat on the phone so give me a call on 07740678218. I also offer a 30 minute consultation either in person or online for only £20.
- Womens issues, health and wellbeing
- Family issues
- Seniors and later life issues
- Self confidence and self esteem
- Workplace/career issues
- Separation and divorce
- Grief and loss
- University students.
- 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 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.
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)
Rape and sexual abuse
Women's Development Programmes
Coaching and Mentoring
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Bipolar disorder
- Career counselling
- 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
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
- University student issues
- Seniors and retirement issues
- Work/life balance
- People pleasing behaviour
- Conflict and anger issues
- PMS and PMD
- Workplace stress
Photos & videos
The fee for a 30 minute consultation is £20
Thereafter the fees are:
£55 per session
Some concessions are available, e.g. students, seniors and low waged, so please enquire.
£60 per 60 minute session
£40 per 60 minute session for trainee counsellors and those in the first 6 months of private practice
I've extensive experience of online (Skype/Facetime) counselling and supervision, working with clients in various locations, both UK based and worldwide.
"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|
Person to person appointments in Exeter city centre. Online appointments via Skype or Facetime.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
I'm a very experienced counsellor and supervisor in private practice in Exeter city centre and online via skype and Facetime. .