Samantha Barlow

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Adv Dip, MBACP (Accred)
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Exeter EX1 & Axminster EX13
Available for new clients
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This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Life can be challenging. I offer a caring environment free from judgment for you to explore your feelings. I will work alongside you to develop life-changing habits and help you become the person you wish to be.

I have a special interest in working with relationship difficulties, such as separation, divorce, affairs, control or abuse, stepfamily issues and parenting. I am a Relate trained, CPCAB Level 5 qualified relational counsellor.

I also work extensively with life stage transitions, such as adolescence, parenthood, menopause, older adults and bereavement. I am passionate about supporting people on their journey for meaning and purpose.

I work with a relational focus and believe that the quality of the relationships in our lives significantly affects our wellbeing, be it our relationship with ourselves, our partner, our family, or our wider connections.

I have experience working within the educational sector and helping teenagers and young adults figure out who they are, where they belong, overcome anxiety and to live confidently and happily.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a qualified and fully insured professional therapist. I am an accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy.

I hold a Certificate in Integrative Counselling (Level 3), an Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling (Level 4), and a Post-Qualifying Certificate in Relational Counselling (Level 5, Counselling and Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body).

I regularly attend workshops and seminars, as continual professional development is at the heart of my practice.

Besides my private practice, I provide therapeutic support for local charities working with clients  experiencing a variety of psychological and emotional issues. I have provided bereavement support for a national charitable organisation, and currently support patients and families affected by cancer through diagnosis and treatment.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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£55.00 - £70.00
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

My fees are £55 per session for individuals, £70 per session for couples. Sessions last for one hour.

I believe that therapy should be accessible for everyone and therefore I offer a limited amount of spaces at a reduced rate for students and those on low income or benefits.
An initial 15-minute telephone or zoom consultation is free. This will give you the opportunity to ask any questions and to help us decide if we would like to work together.

Exeter, Devon, EX1

Axminster, Devon, EX13

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

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Samantha Barlow
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