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About me

I am a qualified psychotherapist and counsellor working one to one in Exeter and Crediton. I work face to face and also online during the pandemic

I specialise in working with anxiety, depression and anger. These issues commonly show themselves though difficulties in relationships, and there is often a feeling of being caught in a web of emotions that is intractable.

The space I hold is confidential and non judgemental, allowing you to be yourself and explore the issues that are causing distress. My training and background allows me to help you untangle the strands of the web, steadily regaining a sense of yourself as a whole and healthy human being.

I work with all kinds of issues, most commonly with anxiety and depression. I have worked with people following affairs, betrayals and relationship breakdown and the difficult emotions that often follow. Other common reasons for seeking therapy are stress and overwhelm, low mood or just feeling sad. I work with the effects of abuse - including emotional abuse and the consequent low self esteem that often follows.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a full clinical psychotherapist (Diploma in Gestalt Psychotherapy with the Welsh Psychotherapy Institute) registered with the UKCP and counsellor accredited with the National Counselling Society (Accredited member).

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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National Counselling Society

The National Counselling Society

This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.

In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

National Counselling Society

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I work with a very wide range of issues and am able to work with loss or bereavement or anything which triggers the sense of one's mortality and the facing of one's own vulnerability.

Therapies offered

  • Compassion-Focused Therapy
  • Existential therapy
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy


My standard rate is £50 per 50 minute session. I do work as part of an affordable therapy service and so if finances are an obstacle I can offer some bursary places. Contact me to find out  more.



Further information

I have a background in spiritual exploration, particularly the Non-Dual approach, which sees that we start life searching for ego solidity, but as we grow older we start to realise that our happiness is found in expanding our identity into something bigger than ourselves. We may not even see the shift happening, but we may begin letting go of power or control, or finding pleasure in sharing what we would have kept to ourselves before. We may not understand why we are behaving irrationally and uncharacteristically. In the therapy room understanding this transition helps to facilitate it rather than react against it. Painful experiences can be seen as opportunities to open up to this truth instead of pushing it away and thus allows an ever deeper healing.

PAC Exeter
3 Barnfield Crescent


Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None


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

In Exeter the practice rooms are up several flights of stairs. this may be worth thinking about if you struggle with stairs.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme


Matthew Hart Dip.Psych. UKCP. MNCS(Accred)

Matthew Hart Dip.Psych. UKCP. MNCS(Accred)