Misma Hemming

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Psychotherapist MSc, BSc(Hons) in Psychology; MBACP and BPF
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Exeter EX4 & Bristol BS1
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About me

My work is from psychodynamic perspective which means it emphasises on unconscious thought, the conflict between biological drives and society's demands, and early experiences; childhood and family. It helps clients understand their emotions and unconscious pattern of behaviour by talking through these emotions and behaviours. 

I am a registered, experienced and professional counsellor/psychotherapist work both in Exeter and Bristol. I offer one-to-one psychotherapy and couple relationship counselling in private and confidential setting. 

I trained at the University of Exeter: Master degree (MSc) in Psychological Therapies: Practice and Research: Psychodynamic/Psychoanalytic therapy. I also hold a Psychology degree (BSc, Hons) from University of Exeter and a Diploma in Counselling from Exeter College. I have over 8 years experience working as a therapist. I also trained at Tavistock Relationship, London for Couple Work Counselling and Psychotherapy.  

My experience:  
I have practicing for over 8 years in private, within independent and charitable organisations and with NHS as counsellor, psychotherapist and assessor. These include working with adult, couples, and young people's services. 

My expertise:                                                                                                                      Work with intercultural relationship/marriage and international students, multicultural background, refugees, domestic violence. 

How can I help
My role working with individual or couples or relationship therapy is to create a safe, supportive and non-judgemental environment where you can discuss what's bothering you. I will help you to communicate more effectively and reach your own conclusion about the way forward.

As a therapist I am open, down to earth and warm. I aim to make you feel comfortable from the first time we meet, so you can feel free to bring any concerns to the session.

​I am passionate in my work with individual, couple, marriage relationship, and committed to working ethically and safely to overcoming the challenges that you are presented with. 

Before undertook counselling career, I was in business and trading professional, thus I have a sufficient amount of experience in business and leadership.  

I work within the British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP) and BPF (the British Psychotherapy Foundation) ethics frameworks.  

I attend regular Continuous Professional Development (CPD); I have regular clinical supervision and a  weekly personal therapy as part of my core personal development working in this field. 

I have regular personal therapy as part of my core personal development for practising in this field, and attending regular CPDs, - Couple Work Therapy (Tavistock Relationships) Family Therapy (University of Exeter) , Eating Disorder (University of Exeter - MOOD Disorder) Domestic Violence, Domestic Abuse, Sleep therapy, Trauma, Identity.

Training, qualifications & experience

I hold a master MSc in Psychological Therapies: Practice and Research in Psychodynamic/Psychoanalytic therapy from  University of Exeter. (2022)

I also hold BSc (Hons) Psychology at University of Exeter (2009)

Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling at Exeter College (2016)

I trained and have experience from intercultural/marriage & multicultural backgrounds and perspectives.

I work with international students and individuals or couples from BME (Black and Minority Ethnic) community or mixed relationships/marriage.

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

Areas of counselling I deal with

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I have experience working in NHS, voluntary, community, university and private.

My background was in business and trading,  before I moved to the UK.  


£55.00 - £80.00

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Refugees

Additional information

I offer 15 minutes free consultation by phone in order to best meet your needs.

I also offer for those who are in financial difficulty. Please contact or email to discuss with me.

From 1st April 2023 - In-person or online: 

£55 per session (50 minutes) - Individual

£60 per session - after 5PM or evening (individual) 

£80 per session (50 minutes) - Couple

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Please email or telephone to book your appointment.

My annual leave (guidelines):

1 week in first week of March

1 weeks in May

3 weeks in August for Summer 

2 weeks for Christmas/New Year

Further information

My mother tongue language is Indonesia, and I offer counselling in Indonesian language. 

The Practice Rooms, 15-16 Castle Street, Exeter, Devon, EX4 3PT

55 Queen Square, Bristol, BS1 4LH

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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Misma Hemming
Misma Hemming