Holly Carter (MA) MBACP

Holly Carter (MA) MBACP



07710 178317

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About me

I have a Masters Degree in Relationship Therapy, and am a registered member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP). I work as a counsellor with individuals, couples and families, and I also work as a clinical supervisor, and as a trainer. Alongside my private practice I have worked for Relate for the last ten years.

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 to an individual, a couple, or a family, 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.  Usually this work will be from my home, and 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 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