James Field, MBACP

James Field, MBACP


07719 025 165 / 07719 025 165

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About me

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I am a warm, friendly, qualified counsellor in Exeter. If you're struggling with difficult or disabling feelings, going through a hard time or just feeling generally stuck I can help you to bring about the real and meaningful change you need in your life.

I have successfully helped clients with a range of problems including anxiety, depression, anger management, bereavement and more. Whatever it is that you are seeking help with I will work hard to understand your unique needs and to provide you with the support you need.

I understand that choosing a counsellor can be daunting so I offer a free, initial consultation, either over the phone or face to face, so you can decide for yourself if I'm the right counsellor for you. I work from comfortable dedicated counselling rooms in the centre of Exeter. Weekend and evening sessions are available.

Please visit my comprehensive website for more information about who I am and how I work. For now please know that if you choose to contact me you will be treated with patience, respect and compassion from the very beginning of our relationship. I will never judge you or label you. Because you are a unique individual with unique problems I will tailor the way I work to meet your needs (and if I don't think I'm going to be the best person to help you I will let you know straight away so as not to waste your time or money.)

I am committed to working to the highest professional, legal and ethical standards at all times. I believe in the power of counselling to change lives for the better so, alongside my private practice, I also work part-time for Iron Mill College where I manage their affordable counselling service and I volunteer for the Margaret Jackson Centre, a local charity offering low-cost counselling to the general public.

Whilst I trust in the training, knowledge, experience and skills that I bring to the counselling room, the most encouraging feedback I get from my clients is that they feel I really understand them and their problems. I believe that this in itself can transform lives.

I hope to hear from you.

Training, qualifications & experience

Core Training

  • Iron Mill College - Certificate in Counselling
  • Iron Mill College - Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling

Additional Training

  • Working with Relational Trauma (PODS)
  • Human Diversity, The Challenge of Meeting the Other (WAC)
  • Anger, Rage and Relationship (Iron Mill College)
  • Eating Disorders Training Day(Exeter & East Devon Counselling Training)


  • Margaret Jackson Centre - Counsellor (Volunteer) (2014 to present)
    • Charity offering affordable counselling to the public. As one of the more experienced counsellors within the service I work with clients with more complex needs.
  • Iron Mill College - Iron Mill College Counselling Service Coordinator (2017 -present)
    • Managing all aspects of a busy, growing affordable counselling service: line-managing counsellors, assessing clients, ensuring compliance with legal and ethical frameworks.

Prior to becoming a counsellor I had a twenty year long, varied career as a conservationist, ecologist and environmental educator working for wildlife and community regeneration charities and latterly within the water industry.

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I offer a free initial consultation.

Following sessions are £40 per hour.

Maps & Directions

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


Mondays & Fridays - daytime and evening. Saturdays - daytime.

Types of client

Older adults