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Paula Bowen-Scott, Reg MBACP,Accredited PG Dip in PC & Existential Counselling

Exeter EX4 & Exmouth EX8
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About me


I aim to help you find a way forward.

Our world has changed, and is continuing to change, and this can be a very unsettling time. Our contact with others and our ways of working have also changed and making these adjustments is difficult to make sense of. I know that I have had to rethink lots of things as I expect you have too.

If you have been affected by trying to cope with this ever shifting world and feel that it would help to talk about this, I am here to listen and help you.

As you have probably become aware, we are developing new channels for communication in order to stay safe. Face to face sessions have been temporarily replaced by Skype, Zoom, Microsoft Team, FaceTime and telephone sessions, which thankfully, work really well. I am also very happy to meet outdoors, walking and talking, weather permitting, if you are happy to do so.

So, please, don't struggle on thinking that there is no help for you. I am here, and waiting for you. I have had a lot of experience with online counselling now and am very comfortable to introduce you to this way of working. It works.

I offer counselling in sessions tailored to suit your needs. Whatever your path through life, whether you are living with emotional wounding that goes way back,  or dealing with more recent difficulties,  my aim is to help you deepen your insight and expand your vision to find a more beneficial and meaningful way of living.

My counselling practice goes back twenty years and is the result of both personal and professional discoveries,  which have led me to ways of working with people that can be effective with all ages and concerns,  however diverse.

I  worked in the NHS as a Senior Counsellor for almost fifteen years, as well as in the voluntary sector and private practice.

I am fundamentally an existential counsellor but draw on a range of different resources to bring therapeutic help to personal,  professional, emotional, cognitive, behavioural, creative, existential and spiritual concerns.

I am aware that talking therapies can be difficult at times and although we might need help, it can be hard to put things into words, which is why I have also developed my sound healing practice through gong and sound meditation. So, no talking, just deep relaxation to relieve stress, tension and anxiety in both mind and body.

Whether your concerns are psychological symptoms or something else that's hard to define,  I'm happy to talk with you about your needs.

I also offer supervision to other counsellors.

Get in touch when you feel ready to take the next step.........

Training, qualifications & experience

- Accredited Post Graduate Diploma in Person-Centred & Existential Counselling.
- Diploma in Integrative Psychosynthesis Supervision.
- Diploma in Sound Healing (Gong Practitioner )
- Trauma Training
- CBT training
- Acceptance & Commitment Therapy training
- Personality Disorder training
- Anger Management training
- Dealing with Depression without Drugs
- Anxiety Management

I have worked with both long and short term clients with very wide and diverse issues. I have over twenty years experience and am totally committed to offering my skills and knowledge to help you.

Member organisations


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & 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.

Therapies offered

  • Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
  • Behavioural therapy
  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Existential therapy
  • Human Givens psychotherapy
  • Integrative
  • Jungian therapy
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychosynthesis
  • Reality therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy
  • Transactional analysis
  • Transpersonal psychology


  • Initial 30 minute assessment  for counselling - £30.00

  • Full hour counselling session  - £60.00

  • Full hour of supervision -  £ 70.00

  • One to One Gong Bath & Sound Meditation - £45.00

  • Group Gong Bath & Sound Meditation - POA as depends on the size of the group and travelling distance.

Further information

Sound therapy is excellent for stress,  anxiety,  depression,  relaxation, both physical and emotional discomfort.

During a sound therapy session, you will simply lie down (fully clothed), and be immersed in the powerful sound waves created by the gongs enabling the mind and body to relax and release any stress and tension.

I also offer walking talking sessions, and  so if you would prefer your session outdoors,  we can discuss a way to make this happen, or we can just sit outdoors and talk.

15-16 Castle Street

102 Exeter Road

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


I aim to be as flexible as possible to try and accommodate each client's individual availability.My main bases are Exeter & Exmouth but I also offer therapy in Chudleigh & outdoors!

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme


I  trained as a Supervisor with ReVision - Centre for Integrative Psychosynthesis.

Online supervision
Telephone supervision

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Paula Bowen-Scott, Reg MBACP,Accredited PG Dip in PC & Existential Counselling

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