Carola Saunders

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Integrative Counsellor, MBACP, Adv. Dip.
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

Exeter EX4 & Ottery St. Mary EX11
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Would you like to have someone listen to you with dignity, respect and without judgement?  Would you like a safe space in which you can talk freely about yourself, your thoughts and your feelings?

Are you finding that the challenges and struggles in life can be difficult to cope with such as changes at home and at work due to circumstances personal to you or affected by others?  I can help you talk through all that is troubling you and leaving you feeling overwhelmed, and help you find clarity in what may seem confusion and gain a healthier perspective on situations, developing a personal awareness to guide your decisions and actions.

Investing in counselling can be extremely helpful and therapeutic to your mental, emotional and physical health, and ultimately to your feelings of fulfilment with your life.  

Please visit my website: ( where you will find more details about how counselling could help you and request a free telephone call to discuss what you are seeking to gain from counselling and your questions, to help you decide if this is for you.

Training, qualifications & experience

MBACP, Adv.Dip.Integrative Counselling, PQDip.CYP, BSc, Cert Ed.

I have worked with a wide variety of people, backgrounds and problems.  This has, amongst others, helped them to: develop coping strategies; resolve anger issues; build personal confidence and self-belief; consider their values and work-life balance; develop resilience and feel better about themselves; manage their work and family life better; gain a better understanding of what has influenced them throughout their lives including their childhood; gain a greater awareness of unhelpful patterns or how destructive habits have developed.

Through my training as an integrative counsellor, I have developed my communication and listening skills and aim to use these in the best possible way to help people navigate sometimes complex emotions and thoughts, bringing a proficient level of maturity and life experience. 

I am a good listener and am empathic to the challenging struggles in life, have a genuine and caring interest in people, and am an understanding person. I like people to feel comfortable and at ease talking to me and this is helped by my background of 6 years work as a counsellor for a low-cost counselling service and the NHS.  

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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£45.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

I offer the first session at a reduced rate of £35 for you to find out if it’s for you. In this session, you will have the opportunity to discuss what you can expect from counselling and what you would like to achieve.

When I work

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Further information

Through talk therapy, I can help you find clarity in the chaos, achieve a healthier perspective, and regain control of your life.

Therapy Rooms Exeter, Argyle House, Gandy Street, Exeter, Devon, EX4 3LS

Ottery St. Mary, Devon, EX11

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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Carola Saunders
Carola Saunders