Holly Carter (MA) MBACP

Holly Carter (MA) MBACP



07710 178317

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About me

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

Member organisations


Accredited register membership


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.

Further information

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

Crediton, EX17
Exeter, EX1

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: 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

Young people
Older adults