John Rice

Exeter EX1 & Sidmouth EX10
07961 418107 07961 418107
Exeter EX1 & Sidmouth EX10

About me

I am an experienced Gestalt counsellor working in Exeter and Sidmouth.  I work with depression, anxiety, addiction and relationship issues.  I have also worked extensively with young people in the care system and their families.  In all my work I hope to bring a new perspective and awareness of potential to bring about change and support you with the feelings that are present!  To hopefully live a life you want to have!

In Exeter the counselling rooms are just off the high street in a quiet location.  In Sidmouth also is quiet safe space.

I am open to work with any topic big or small, for long or short term counselling.

I offer a gentle non-prejudiced approach, where you are the expert on yourself and I will help you to gain fresh perspective and awareness about your situation.

My interest is to help you become more aware of who you are and how I can best help you.

I work in Exeter and Sidmouth offering a first session to see how we get on, I will ask you some questions and you will also be able to ask me anything, then you can decide if you want to work with me.  I think it is really important that you find the right counsellor for you! We can discuss what you are looking for and make a plan for timescale.

If you choose to continue we would meet once per week on the same day each week.

I have openings on Thursdays and Fridays in Exeter  day time and evenings and Sidmouth Monday and Wednesday and my fee is £30 per hour.

Training, qualifications & experience

Gestalt Diploma from the Gestalt Centre in London and have relocated to Devon.

Volunteered at the Margaret Jackson Centre in Exeter.

As well as counselling I am interested in mediation and yoga.

Currently studying a Mindfulness course.

Member organisations


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Therapies offered

  • Gestalt therapy
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy


First session is £30

£30 per hour

31 Upper Highfield
EX10 8XB

Studio One
23 Southernhay West

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages Un poco Espanol


Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access

Exeter location is on the top floor!


I currently have spaces on Thursdays and Fridays in Exeter and in Sidmouth on Monday and Wednesday.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
John Rice

John Rice