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About me

I offer a safe environment where you can talk about anything completely confidentially, both from your past and your present.

As a trained integrative counsellor, I practice a blend of counselling theories and techniques, which are adapted specially for you - you are a unique individual.

I believe the rapport between us is fundamental to our relationship. I, therefore, offer a free half hour Zoom or telephone session for you to come to a decision about whether I am right for you and if you feel we can work together.

Sometimes life becomes overwhelming, things just do not feel right.

Are you feeling:

  • anxious
  • distressed
  • judged
  • struggling with low self-esteem or self-confidence
  • inundated
  • overwhelmed
  • bewildered
  • frightened

Talking to a qualified counsellor can really help. Sometimes it can be tough asking for support and it is important to find someone you can feel comfortable with.

Together we will work to find the solutions to help you cope and move forward with whatever difficulties you are facing. We will work at your own pace and help you find the inner strength you need to heal. Your journey from your darkness back into your light.

Specialities: Low self-esteem, family attachment issues, disabilities, pain, long-term illness and poor health, suicidal thoughts, disordered eating and eating disorders, anxiety and depression.

Sessions: are one hour long and usually take place on the same day at the same time each week.

Training, qualifications & experience


  • Iron Mill College, Certificate in Counselling 2018
  • University of Worcester, Foundation Degree Integrative Counselling 2018-2021

Additional Qualifications:

  • Certificate in Focusing
  • Certificate in Eating Disorders
  • Certificate CAMS (Collaborative Assessment and Management of Suicide)

Member organisations


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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Sometimes words are not enough and sometimes there are no words for feelings, sensations and things that have been experienced by you as an individual.

The use of drawing, colouring, painting and collage or writing a journal, free writing and storytelling can all help.

Focusing can guide you with getting in touch with feelings and for pain management amongst other things.

Therapies offered

  • Compassion-Focused Therapy
  • Existential therapy
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Interpersonal therapy
  • Mindfulness
  • Other therapies
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychosynthesis
  • Solution focused brief therapy
  • Transactional analysis
  • Transpersonal psychology
  • Walk and Talk Therapy


Additional information


  • Cost per Session: £45
  • Reduced rates for students, front-line workers, pensioners, and the disabled.
  • Pay By: Cash or credit or debit card

Accepted Insurance Plans: None

Further information

I am a member of the BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychology).

I am fully insured with Holistic Insurance Services.

I work face to face on Monday from 9.00-2.00 in Gandy Street, Exeter and on Thursday from 9.00-1.00 in Chapel Street, Exeter, where disabled parking may be available if previously booked.

I also work online through Zoom and over the telephone on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings and for which I have had additional training.

Therapy@Gandy Street
25-26 Gandy Street

The Sustainable Health Centre
Notaries House
Chapel Street

Type of session

In person
Barbara Farrer-Halls

Barbara Farrer-Halls