About me

I have my own private practice in the centre of Exeter and offer counselling for individuals and couples. AS a BACP senior counsellor and supervisor I have over 30 years experience which enables me to draw on a variety of counselling models and skills.

Working with and facilitating groups is an area of particular interest to me, these include stress management, personal relationships and inner child workshops. Confidentiality and privacy are important and always respected in the safe supportive relationship which counselling provides. Brief intervention therapy and longer term therapeutic counselling are both available to meet individual needs and a 20 minute free consultation is offered to discuss this.

Training, qualifications & experience

BACP Accredited Counsellor & Supervisor
N.C.P Accredited Hypnotherapist & Supervisor
Psychosexual Counsellor/Therapist
Diploma Therapeutic Counselling
Diploma Corporate Stress Management
Diploma Critical Incident Debriefing
Facilitator/ Group Work Training
EMDR Certificate
EFT Certificate
Practitioner of Meridian Therapies
Louise Hay Trainer
Certificates Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
Inner Child Certified Practitioner
Diploma Trauma Cognisance

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.


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

Post Traumatic Stress
Critical Incident Debriefer
Inner Child Therapy


Additional information

Counselling £40  Couples £50
Hypnotherapy from £40 depending on the requirements (suggestion or analysis)
Supervision £40

Further information

As a qualified Clinical Hypnotherapist I offer suggestion therapy or analysis depending on the clients need. Suggestion therapy is used for giving up smoking, weight loss, confidence building, driving tests etc. and analysis with deeper rooted issues such as phobias, fears, unresolved difficulties from the past.

I also work for a number of Employer Assisted Programmes who refer clients to me for short term counselling requiring Cognitive Behaviour Therapy.

Also registered with Hypnotherapy Directory.

24A Gandy Street

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme


In person supervision
Online supervision
Telephone supervision

Supervision available.

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Pat Hoare

Pat Hoare