About me

Current COVID situation,

I am happy to work with clients online for those who wish to do so. I am also seeing clients face to face too, this is subject to the usual 2 metre distancing, sanitising etc. If you are displaying any symptoms or someone close to you is, then face to face cannot take place until there is an all clear.  I am happy to discuss this further when you contact with me

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

I am a member of 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 you my client,  and I always put your 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 you the client feel that you have a safe place in which to explore the difficulties you are experiencing, and that our 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.

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 many different issues including:

Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD)

Feeling Sad

Infidelity Affairs Betrayal.

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.

I am delighted to be currently working with Sodexo Healthcare, as the Pandemic Well-being Response Counsellor with front line staff at NDDH.

I am also a Counsellor working with Clients of Survivors Alliance North Devon.

Please see my experience etc below, and visit my website for further information.

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.

As well as my current roles as described above, I have been a volunteer with a high profile bereavement charity since 2013.

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.

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Additional information

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.


Please email or call, or leave a message, to discuss appointment times and availability. I don't currently  work at weekends.


High Street
EX39 2AN

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Older adults
Richard Marcer

Richard Marcer