Lara Tucker Adv Dip Counselling, Accredited Registered MNCS

Lara Tucker Adv Dip Counselling,  Accredited Registered MNCS

23 Southernhay West

01392 573809 / 07990 016 116

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About me

I am a deeply compassionate, understanding and professional therapist, a registered accredited member of the National Counselling Society, with many years experience of working with people with wide ranging difficulties, both as a counsellor and in my previous career in the Public Sector.  I have particular experience and understanding of working with Depression, Anxiety and stress, low self esteem/confidence and relationship difficulties.

We all need or would benefit from counselling at various times in our lives, for many different reasons. Counselling helps us to work through the difficulties we are experiencing and helps us to find solutions and coping strategies.  This enables us to live a more fulfilled and happier life, where we can begin to value and believe in ourselves and change the patterns we have become stuck in.

I offer a safe, supportive, respectful and non judgemental space for you to be able to explore your own experiences and difficulties. I have trained in a number of theoretical approaches including Person Centred, Gestalt and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), I also include Mindfulness and the use of imaginative creative techniques, to provide a wide range of knowledge and techniques to draw from, as we are all unique individuals with  different needs.

I work with anyone who is 18 or over, practicing at STUDIO one therapy and wellbeing hub in Southernhay West, close to Princesshay in Exeter.  In addition I also offer walk and talk therapy in a rural setting on the outskirts of Exeter.  This can be of benefit to those of you who find it difficult to explore your feelings and experiences in the confines of a therapy room, for those who find it helpful to be moving and out in the resources that nature provides, or you might like to gain confidence in venturing into the countryside for your own mental and physical wellbeing.

Training, qualifications & experience

Relevant Qualifications:

  • Level 4 Advanced Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling.

Other Relevant Training

  • Working With Grief and Loss
  • Working With Clients Who Have Experienced Sexual Abuse
  • Mindfulness
  • Energy Management
  • Somatic Resourcing
  • Nature Therapy
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Understanding Domestic Abuse
  • Sand Tray

I am committed to my Personal and Professional Development and regularly attend training courses and workshops to enable me to provide all I can for my clients.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I have many years experience of working with people with a wide range of difficulties and experiences. I have particular understanding and experience of working with people who are struggling with anxiety, stress and depression related issues, low self esteem and confidence. This can be for many different reasons, as a result of traumatic events or experiences past or present,  from unmet needs and confusion from childhood, from a build up of negative experiences which have left you feeling overwhelmed or struggling with the stresses and strains of modern day life. I draw from a range of techniques to help you work through these difficulties and to find appropriate coping strategies to make positive changes to your life.


I welcome telephone enquiries, e mails and text messages, I understand how difficult it can be to find a Counsellor that is right for you and often a phone call or e mail can help you with that process.

I offer a free 30 minute initial introductory session, so that you can meet me and decide if I am the right Counsellor for you.  You then have the option of leaving at the end of the 30 minute session, or if you choose to you can extend to an hour, paying £20 only for the second 30 minutes.

My fees are then £40 for a 60 minute appointment.

I also offer a small number of concessionary spaces, for students and clients on low income, at £30 for a 60 minute appointment, please ask about my availability.

I offer long and short term therapy dependant on your needs. From experience weekly counselling sessions are very beneficial, however I understand that this is not always possible so we can work around your needs and requirements.

I work on Tuesdays and Thursdays in Exeter.

Further information

Professional Experience:

  • Private Counsellor in Exeter.
  • Volunteer Counsellor at the Margaret Jackson Centre in Exeter for 2 years.
  • Volunteer in a residential care home offering additional support and companionship.
  • Over 20 years of working in the Public Sector, working with a variety of people from all walks of life often facing very challenging situations.

Member Organisations:

National Counselling Society (NCS)
As an Accredited Registered Member of NCS, I work within its ethical framework which ensures that I work safely and ethically.

I have Full Professional Liability Insurance and have DBS Clearance.

Maps & Directions

Exeter, EX1 1PR

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: No

Unfortunately I am not presently able to provide accessibility for wheelchair users or of limited mobility as my practice rooms are currently situated up three flights of stairs.


I practice in Exeter on Tuesdays and Thursdays.  I am contactable Monday morning through to Friday evening and will respond to any messages as soon as I can.

Types of client

Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme