Paula Barnby- Individuals&Couples Therapy- UKCP; BACP Sen.Accred; Supervision

Paula Barnby- Individuals&Couples Therapy- UKCP; BACP Sen.Accred; Supervision

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About me

I have been working in private practice as a counsellor and psychotherapist since 2003. At present I work with individuals and with couples and offer supervision of counselling or therapy work.

Some of the areas I work with are  anxiety, depression,
Generalised anxiety disorder,
relationship issues and communication or if you're feeling sad or 'out of sorts'. 

Amongst a diversity of presenting issues,  have worked extensively with students and trainees from 18 to PhD levels as well as College staff. And with pregnant or new Mothers.

I am an accredited member of the United Kingdom Council of Psychotherapy (UKCP) an a senior registered member of  the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I comply with their code of ethics, attend supervision and continuous professional development events regularly.

I have extensive experience in supervision with practising practitioners as well as trainees of Counselling and Psychotherapy.

Training, qualifications & experience

MA Psychoanalytic Studies;

-Postgraduate Diploma in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy
-Postgraduate Diploma in Psychodynamic Studies
-Advanced Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling.                                                            -Work experience at the Tavistock and Portman NHS Fondation Trust, Adult Directorate-      Couples Department                                                                                                      -Work experience at St Mark's Hospital, London - Specialist Bowel Hospital- in the The Psychological Medicine Unit

- extensive experience in working with students at all levels, from undergraduate to PhD    (from 18 years up)

Psychoanalytic and Psychodynamic Psychotherapist and Supervisor.

Having worked as a psychotherapist and in a consultative role within the Charity sector and as a psychotherapist in Private and the NHS sectors, I have many years experience of work in different set ups, as well as considerable experience in assessments and initial consultations.  My interested includes , but are not only, anxiety and stress, bereavement and loss, self esteem, pre and post natal issues and cultural issues. At the NHS I worked with Couples and with the the relationship between emotional and  physical conditions.

Registered with several Private Health Insurers and EAP Providers. ( Bupa Reg No. 30033278)

I work via skype as well as face to face .

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I am experienced in working with Pre and Post-Natal areas and have a special interest in issues surrounding main carer/mother<-->baby bonding, the father's role in his children's lives and cultural issues.

I work with those who have experienced Miscarriage and/or Still Birth and with Loss and Bereavement.

I offer psychodynamic supervision for counsellors and therapists, individually or in small groups. Special rates available if you are about to or have just set up in practice.

I alsp work with EAP and am BUPA registered-Bupa provider number is 30033278


£60 for individuals - 50 minutes session

£80 for couples- 1 hour  session

The initial consultation/s is for 50 minutes for individuals and 1 hour for couples and the fees are as above.The fee for day time supervision is £45. The fee for the initial consultation can be settled by cheque or cash on the day.

I offer 3 reduced-fee day time sessions, depending on availability.

I work with adults from 18 years of age, face to face, open ended work or 12 weeks time-limited contract.

Maps & Directions

Exeter, EX4

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: Portuguese


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: No

Consulting room on a first floor.


Monday to Friday by appointment. Availability discussed at initial enquiry

Types of client

Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Supervision & training

I have  supervised for a number of years both counsellors and therapists and trainees.  .

Online supervision:Yes
Telephone supervision:Yes
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