Dr Adrian Harris, MSc. MBACP.
Imagine a place where you're listened to with respect and understanding, a safe space where you're able to get a new perspective on whatever's causing you distress or preventing positive change in your life. That place is counselling: Working together, finding wisdom, catalyzing change. Counselling has been proven to help with a wide range of difficulties including addiction, anxiety, panic attacks, low self-esteem, depression, relationship problems and stress.
Your situation is unique and so I’ll draw on a wide range of skills to help, including Mindfulness, CBT, Focusing and Sand Tray therapy. This is usually called having an ‘integrative’ approach, but perhaps I’m best described as a pragmatic therapist: My only interest is what will work for you?
We can meet in a comfortable therapy room in Exeter or for ‘Walk and Talk’ ecotherapy in a local green space. In this outdoor work, the natural environment becomes a kind of co-therapist and can very much enhance the healing process. However, counselling outdoors is not always suitable and much of my practice is based in my therapy rooms. If your circumstances make it difficult for you to attend sessions, we may be able to arrange home visits. I need to charge a higher rate for home visits due to the travel time incurred.
What to expect in your first session
You might feel a bit unsure about coming for Counselling, and that’s very understandable! I charge a reduced rate (£20) for our first session and it offers you the opportunity to get a better sense of how it would be for us to work together. There’ll be space for you to tell me about whatever is troubling you and an opportunity to ask any questions you might have about me or Counselling. You won’t need to decide anything at that meeting and there’s no obligation. Some people find that single session to be enough! If you’ve never been truly listened to without judgement, it can be a very healing experience.
"I found my time in counselling with Adrian to be deeply transformative. It helped me move through and integrate old patterns of behaviour into healthier and more joyful ways of being."
"The first thing I noticed about Adrian was his patient and gentle manner.
Adrian is a great listener, one of the best I've met actually."
In an interview with me, JUNO magazine wrote: "It's hard to imagine a more grounded therapist than Adrian Harris". Why not arrange an initial session and see what you think?
I had a chequered career before finding my vocation as a Counsellor! Amongst many other jobs, I’ve worked as a dispatch rider, photographer, web designer, trainer and academic. I have an MSc in Counselling and Psychotherapy and subsequently trained as a Focusing Oriented Therapist. I worked as a Counsellor for several organisations in London (including Wandsworth Carers' Centre, Family Psychological Services, and Cassiobury Court rehab clinic). I am a Member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (MBACP) and Psychotherapists and Counsellors for Social Responsibility. I’ve been interviewed by ‘JUNO’ magazine and ‘Health & Wellbeing’, published articles and book chapters and given presentations at several Universities. My PhD research on embodied knowing in spirituality explored the wisdom of the body.
I work from two locations in Central Exeter: The Gandy Centre in Gandy Street and the Studio One Therapy Hub at 23, Southernhay West. The Gandy Centre is a few minutes away from Exeter Central Station where car parking is available. The Studio One Therapy Hub is close to the bus station and the Princesshay car park.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Fusion Therapeutic Coaching Diploma
- MSc in Counselling and Psychotherapy.
- PhD Religious Studies: Thesis on 'The Wisdom of the Body'
I have also completed training in:
- Focusing Orientated Therapy
- Sand Tray therapy
- Stress management and
In addition to several years of teaching, I have been facilitating workshops for over ten years. I've published several articles on Ecotherapy and Focusing Oriented Therapy. I’ve been interviewed by ‘JUNO’ magazine and ‘Health & Wellbeing’ and given presentations at several Universities. My PhD research on embodied knowing in spirituality explored the wisdom of the body.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Bipolar disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Drug abuse
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
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After a £20 initial consultation, I charge £40 per 50 minute session. Concessions are available. Sunday sessions are charged at a slightly higher rate of £45. Fees for home visits are by arrangement, but usually between £45 and £50.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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I offer online Counselling and home visits can be arranged in the Exeter area. My Counselling rooms are close to rail, bus and car parking facilities.
8.30am until 8pm on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. Late afternoon or early evening on Sunday (premium rate).
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|