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Oliver Foster, MACP, PSA, Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist

Exeter EX1 & Taunton TA1
07952 689698 07952 689698
Exeter EX1 & Taunton TA1

About me

I am a Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist who has a private practice in Exeter and Taunton. I offer therapeutic help and support to parents, children and adolescents in relation to a wide range of different emotional difficulties.

I am a very experienced Psychotherapist who has worked within the field of Child and Adolescent Mental Health for over 25 years. I have worked in various clinic and hospital settings providing therapy to children of all ages from infants through to young people up to 25 years of age.

Below are common areas of difficulty for which I offer therapeutic help and support:

  • low self-esteem and lack of self-confidence
  • friendship and relationship problems
  • underachievement at school or college
  • aggressive outbursts and tantrums
  • attachment problems
  • depression
  • anxiety
  • eating difficulties
  • self-harm
  • trauma
  • experiences of abuse

Training, qualifications & experience

I trained at the Society of Analytical Psychology in London and am an accredited member of the Association of Child Psychotherapists (ACP). The ACP is the main professional body for psychoanalytic psychotherapists working with children and adolescents in the UK and is registered with the Professional Standards Authority.

In addition to my clinical practice I have taught on many postgraduate academic courses and therapy trainings.I have been involved for many years with the training of Child and Adolescent Psychotherapists.

Member organisations


Association of Child Psychotherapists

The ACP is the registering body for NHS trained Child and Adolescent Psychotherapists. ACP members undergo a minimum 6 year training; two years at Masters level then 4 years full-time clinical in the NHS qualifying in a Doctorate Level course. Full members are able to work with neonates, mothers & babies, parents & toddlers, primary school age children & adolescents. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

Association of Child Psychotherapists

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

In addition to individual psychotherapy I offer both parent-infant psychotherapy and parent-child psychotherapy for children under 5 years of age. This form of therapy often relates to working with attachment difficulties.

Therapies offered

  • Jungian therapy
  • Psychoanalytic therapy


In relation to the fees that I charge I endeavour to take the individual financial circumstances of families into account. I have some scope for offering reduced fees where possible.

The usual fee for consultations and sessions is £55.

Further information

The first step in seeking help would be to contact me so we could discuss whether it might be helpful for you to have an initial consultation. The consultation would be an opportunity to get a detailed picture of the concerns and to decide whether further therapeutic help would be appropriate. Different therapeutic options are possible that are both brief and longer term. The key to successful help is to carefully work out what is needed so that emotional difficulties can truly be overcome.

The range of options for therapeutic help and support include:

  • Consultations
  • Assessments
  • Parent work
  • Individual psychotherapy
  • parent-child psychotherapy
  • parent-infant psychotherapy

For detailed information you might find it helpful to look at my website. It is designed to help parents, children and young people reflect on the difficulties that are concerning them and to provide information about child psychotherapy and how it can help. The name of the website is New Beginnings and the website address is as above. The website can also be accessed by clicking on the image below.


Holmedale Health
The Consulting Rooms
34 Denmark Road

23 Silver Street

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
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 Unspecified


My private practice availability is currently on Mondays and Wednesdays from 1.30 pm to 6-30 pm and on Fridays from 10.00 am to 6.30 pm

Types of client

Young people


I am a qualified supervisor for psychotherapists working psychodynamically with children, adolescents and young people.

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Oliver Foster, MACP, PSA, Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist

Oliver Foster, MACP, PSA, Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist