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About me

I offer Counselling and Psychotherapy to adults and young people aged 14 and over, for issues including depression, anxiety, relationship problems, abuse and trauma, and self harm.

I work in central Exeter, just one minutes walk from the high street. There is parking close by, and convenient links to public transport - Central Station is less than five minutes walk.

I offer short and longer term work, on specific issues such as anxiety, trauma and identity issues, or more general feelings of discontent or curiosity. I am trained and qualified to work with difficulties such as Generalised Anxiety Disorder, Depression and Personality Disorders.

I can also offer particular models such as Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (TF-CBT) to work through past trauma and abuse.

We can focus on a more specific issue, or just explore whatever arises for you.I will work at your pace, and always look to provide a safe space where you can explore your own journey as you choose.

Have a look at my website for further info and FAQ's.

I offer an initial session to all potential clients, at a reduced fee. This is your opportunity to find out more about how I work, what I can offer you, and if we feel we can work effectively together. There is no obligation to continue after the initial session.

Email me with your preferred days, and any questions, let's see if we can work through your challenges together.

I am a member of BACP and abide by their ethical code.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a BACP Accredited Counsellor and Psychotherapist, with a BSc Honours degree in psychology and Advanced Diploma in Counselling, Foundation in Psychotherapy (Transactional Analysis) and Advanced Diploma in Psychotherapy, Masters Level 7 (Transactional Analysis).

I also studied a Diploma in Relational Mindfulness at Karuna institute in 2015, to expand my approaches for client work.

My experience includes over 20 years working in one-to-one support, including Domestic Abuse and homelessness.
I have also worked with looked-after children, Young Offenders, and in Family Support.

More recently I have worked as lead facilitator on Pattern Changing courses for women affected by abusive relationships at a local charity, and as counsellor with young people who have experienced sexual abuse.

Currently, alongside my small private practice, I work for NHS Mental Health Services with young people and families, and also on the specialist Child Sexual Abuse Team.

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.


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.


Additional information

Each 50 minute session is £40

Initial session costs £10.

I may be able to offer a reduced fee for those on low income, please email me to enquire.


Weekday and evening sessions available.


Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people

Key details

My practice room is up a few flights of stairs so unfortunately not suitable for those with mobility issues.

Rebecca Sherwood

Rebecca Sherwood