Louise Stacey

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Exeter EX6 & EX1
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About me

Hello. My name is Lou and I am an Integrative Counsellor and Clinical Supervisor.

The foundation of my practice is Person-centred - I work with individuals and couples with their own unique experience, beliefs and values.

​My passion and niche is helping people who are experiencing low self esteem, confidence and generalised anxiety through Relational Trauma or incident; and people experiencing difficulties with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and Unwanted Intrusive Thoughts. 

​My aim is to build a therapeutic relationship based on mutual trust and respect. Encouraging and supporting expression of thoughts and feelings with the hope of enabling individuals to help themselves through gained insight and deeper connection to Self.

Taking time for yourself and entering into counselling takes a lot of courage, and whilst the initial steps may feel uncomfortable, I am here to support you.

With the focus of our work being on your unique and individual experience of your circumstances; how you're feeling, thinking and responding, and how we can work together to help you achieve your best possible self and/or clarity.

As an Integrative Counsellor, I use elements of several theoretical models.  Details of some favoured approaches can be found on my website.

Our work together is primarily to build a wealth of self awareness, so choices can be made with clarity; coping strategies to enable strength in challenging circumstances, with long term maintenance goals in mind. I also welcome you to practice self compassion; the same kindness you would offer to others.

I offer a free 20-30 minute initial phone call or Zoom so we can meet, you can get a feel for me and ask questions, so please do get in touch if you would like to know more.

And if sessions are agreed upon, face to face, as well as Zoom or Telephone, are available. 

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Level 6 Advanced Certificate in Clinical Supervision Including Online and Telephone Working 
  • Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling - Exeter College
  • Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Skills and Theory - Exeter College
  • Level 2 Introduction to Counselling - Exeter College
  • Couples Counselling - The Counselling Academy

Between 2017 - 2020, I had the opportunity to work with a wide and varied selection of personal and emotional life transitions and challenges, volunteering for an organisation offering affordable counselling to those on low incomes.

Since 2019, I have successfully run my own Private Practice and continue to work privately with individuals based on their own unique emotional experiences and circumstances. I continue to attend regular and additional Continue Professional Development.

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I have a personal interest in helping people to overcome or manage Anxiety and Stress, and its impact on the emotional, thinking and physical body.

I also have experience of working with individuals with diagnosed mental health conditions. Although I do not work with the condition itself, I do work with the individual regarding underlying related issues, such as loneliness, marginalization, feelings of worthlessness, guilt and so on.

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£45.00 - £60.00
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

I offer an initial free 20-30 minute informal chat via Zoom or Telephone, so you can ask questions and get a feel for me.

Sessions are £50 per one hour for Individuals and Clinical Supervision. £45 per one hour session for Students, Trainee Counsellors, Keyworkers and those on low incomes and £60 per one hour session for Couples.

Payments to be made by BACS if using online counselling services. A card machine is available with face to face sessions.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Face to face/Online or Telephone : Monday to Friday 9.30am - 3pm 

Further information

My counselling service takes place in Exminster, currently delivered by telephone, online platforms and face to face.  When working face to face my practice room is quiet and reassuring in its size and décor, which I hope will put you at ease.

Easily accessible, Exminster is 5 minutes from the M5, 20 minutes from Exeter city centre and on a regular bus route.

If you require any additional information or requirements, such as wheelchair access to site for sessions, for example, please do ask. 

Exminster, Exeter, Devon, EX6

Exeter, Devon, EX1

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

Wheelchair user access
Wheelchair user access

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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.

Please ask in advance. Some practice rooms are not as suitable as others

Online platforms



In person

Hello. My name is Lou. I offer Clinical Supervision which incorporates Online and Telephone working.

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