Maria Alda Gomez HDipCP, MA (Psychotherapy) Reg. MBACP (Accred)

Maria Alda Gomez HDipCP, MA (Psychotherapy) Reg. MBACP (Accred)

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11 Gandy Street


01626 778048 / 07437 332032

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About me

I provide a caring and safe counselling space in Exeter and Teignmouth, in which you can explore your difficulties. You will be able to speak freely and be listened to non-judgmentally, while reflecting on your experiences. I will explain some psychology facts in an easy-to-understand language, if I feel that they can be useful for you to understand what is happening to you, and help you to start making proactive changes.

We may pause while you're talking about a difficult experience so that you can fully understand what is happening to you. We will then pay attention to feelings, thoughts or sensations that arise at that moment. You will then become more in control of your internal world and be able to control your emotions better.

The goal is to help you take back control over your life, leaving your difficulties in the past, reducing your anxieties, healing your traumas, and being better informed on how to effect change. You will be supported for as long as you need in order to create whatever you wish: increased self-esteem, more acknowledgement, a career change, closer relationships, community, changing the world.

Training, qualifications & experience

Masters in Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy at Dublin Business School, Ireland
Higher Diploma in Counselling & Psychotherapy at Dublin Business School, Ireland

CPD Training


Currently - Complex Trauma Certification Training with Janina Fisher online.

EFT Professional Training with Rowena Beaumont in Glastonbury.

PTSD & Attachment Theory - Felicity de Zulueta

Ongoing trauma workshops at the Centre for the Care of Survivors of Torture, Spirasi, Ireland.


Certificate in Sandtray Therapy with Lindsey Talbott in Exeter.


Over 10 years practising and teaching moving and still meditation, based on Eastern practices: tai chi & qigong.


Rage, anger and relationship with Sue Parker-Hall in Exeter.

Certified Counsellor for AIDS/HIV+ at Dublin AIDS Alliance, Ireland.

Counselling Experience

Currently in private practice in Teignmouth and Exeter (UK).

Previous experience:

Palace Gate Counselling Services: mainstream counselling centre, Exeter, UK.

Centre for the Care of Suvivors of Torture: refugees and asylum seekers who have suffered torture, Dublin, Ireland.

Living Life: mainstrean counselling centre, Bray, Ireland.

Open Heart House: HIV+ clients, Dublin, Ireland.

Native Spanish
Near native English
Near native French
Advanced Portuguese

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

  • War conflict
  • Torture
  • Identity issues
  • Life transitions
  • Loss, including multiple losses

Photos & videos

  • Room 8



Further information

No concession spaces available at the moment.

Maps & Directions

Exeter, EX4 3LS
Teignmouth, TQ14

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: Spanish, French


Accessibility information
Wheelchair user access: No

The Teignmouth practice is on an only resident permit area, so you would need to park in a nearby car park.



Types of client