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Richard Marcer MBACP Psychotherapeutic Counsellor

Barnstaple, Devon, EX31
07594 206566 07594 206566
Barnstaple, Devon, EX31

About me

Hi, I am Richard and I am an experienced qualified Psychotherapeutic Counsellor.

I am a member of a professional body, the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy,(BACP) as a member of this body I work to their ethical framework for good practice, and this means I will work safely and ethically with my clients and always put the clients best interests at the forefront of our work together.

Entering into therapy/counselling can be a daunting feeling for many people, therefore it is important to me that the client feels that they have a safe place in which to explore the difficulties they are experiencing, and that the working relationship is based upon trust, confidentiality and a non judgmental alliance.

I believe that I can, and do provide all of these qualities to my clients as well as warmth, understanding and empathy. It is also important to me that the work together is at a pace that is comfortable for you the client.

I work one to one with Adults, from rooms in Barnstaple & Bideford North Devon, and try to offer flexibility in appointment days and times.

I can also offer online sessions with clients via skype etc.

I have experience in working with many issues including:

Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD)

Feeling Sad



I also have many years experience in dealing with the affects of Trauma, PTSD, Stress , Anxiety & Depression with service personnel in an Emergency services Environment.

Training, qualifications & experience

My Professional Qualifications are as follows.

Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills. CPCAB
Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies CPCAB
Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling CPCAB (BACP accredited Course)
Level 5 Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling CPCAB.

I have many years experience in dealing with many life events, including Loss, Trauma and Mental well being.

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

  • Integrative

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My fees are £30 for the initial session including an assessment of your needs, and providing you are happy to enter into a working relationship together, subsequent fees are £40 per hour.


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


I aim to offer flexible appointment times and days wherever possible.

Types of client

Older adults
Richard Marcer MBACP Psychotherapeutic Counsellor

Richard Marcer MBACP Psychotherapeutic Counsellor