Holly Carter (MA) MBACP
I have enjoyed over a decade's experience working as a relationship counsellor and therapist with couples, individuals and families. I also work as a clinical supervisor. Alongside my private practice I have worked for many years for Relate.
I work from tranquil rooms in both central Exeter, and from my home on a smallholding in rural mid-Devon (at the end of a very rural track!). I work very flexibly, and can be available for daytime, evening and weekend appointments.
Counselling and psychotherapy can offer a huge amount of support at any time when life has become unexpectedly challenging or complicated. Equally, it can simply provide a good space to explore and understand one's relationship with oneself and with those important people around us.
I am very interested in working intensively, when it feels like a crisis has befallen, or when there are geographical challenges which make some intensive sessions more manageable. I generally conduct such work from my home, which might provide for morning and afternoon sessions over two or three consecutive days.
If you think that I might be useful to you, please do get in touch by email or telephone. I will generally be able to respond within a few hours, and will endeavour to arrange a first meeting within days if required. I offer a discounted rate for a first meeting, which serves as a good opportunity to establish if and how I might be helpful, and, most importantly, whether I am someone with whom you feel comfortable talking.
My post graduate training includes a Masters Degree in Relationship Therapy. I am a registered member of the BACP. My training has embraced both a psychodynamic and a systemic approach, and I am very happy to discuss the ‘theory’ and the ‘methodology’ underpinning my work with any of my clients. Prior to re-training in this field I worked for many years in London as a barrister, practising family law, and I have also worked as a mediator.
Training, qualifications & experience
- MA Degree in Relationship Therapy
- Diploma in Supervision
- Fully qualified Relate Counsellor, Supervisor & Trainer
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Asperger's syndrome
- Career counselling
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Eating disorders
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Sex problems
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
When working in Exeter I charge £60 for a one hour meeting - whether a couple, an individual or family. I offer a discounted first session for £25.
When working from my home near Copplestone in mid Devon, I charge £40 for a one hour meeting. I offer a discounted first session for £15.
When working from my home, clients should be aware that my consulting rooms are situated on a (very peaceful and beautiful) smallholding, which is only accessible down a rural track which is rough in places.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Ground floor rooms can be arranged with notice at my Exeter practice. Unfortunately, there is no wheelchair access from my mid-Devon home.
Weekdays, evenings, and weekends.
Types of client