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

Exeter, Devon, EX4
0779 044 1859 0779 044 1859 Registered / Accredited

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 Foundation 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

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.


UK Council for Psychotherapy

The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.

As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.

UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

UK Council for Psychotherapy

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 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 http://finder.bupa.co.uk/go/ms_paula_barnby


£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.


Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages Portuguese


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

Consulting room on a first floor.


Monday to Friday by appointment. Availability discussed at initial enquiry

Types of client

Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme


I hav.

Online supervision
Telephone supervision

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

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