Sarah Pope

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Exeter, Devon, EX1
Available for new clients
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This professional is available for new clients.

About me

I am a counsellor and psychotherapist offering a safe, confidential, non-judgmental space for when life feels overwhelming or when you feel like something is a bit off. At times life can feel as if you are surviving but not thriving. Through counselling and psychotherapy we can work together to make positive changes in your life.   

I have many years’ of experience working in the mental health field and am ready to help when you feel it is time to reach out. I am an integrative counsellor which means that I work with a variety of therapeutic approaches that can be adapted to your needs. There is no 'one size fits all' approach to counselling meaning it can be as individual as you are.  

I believe that everyone deserves a safe, supportive space to feel heard, and to work through their struggles. Despite what may be a common thought, there is no such thing as a ‘typical counsellor’ I am down to earth, have a good sense of humour, and will not judge you.

Taking the first step can be hard and even feel intimidating. Maybe you have considered having counselling several times but put it off for various reasons. Once you have made the decision to reach out I am committed to making you feel at ease. I offer a free 15 minute telephone call so that we can have an initial conversation and see if we might work well together.

Children and Young People

Sometimes children and young people can get stuck and need help too. Trying to get this help can feel like an impossible task. I have many years’ of experience working with children and young people from the age of 7 in private practice as well as in schools and colleges. I have extensive experience using CBT in my work with children and young people but also have training and experience in creative therapies. There is no need for a referral and no lengthy waiting list.

I hold an enhanced DBS for my work with children and also have level 3 safeguarding and child protection training.

Where do you work? 

I work face to face from my therapy room in central Exeter that is accessible to clients across Devon. I also offer online and telephone counselling throughout the UK. I offer individual therapy for children, young people and adults, as well as family therapy. 

Training, qualifications & experience

  • BSC (Hons) Psychology
  • MSC Psychological Research Methods 
  • Advanced Professional Diploma in Counselling Theory and Therapeutic Practice
  • Level 3 Certificate in Counselling
  • Autistic Spectrum Disorder Clinical Specialist (ASDCS)
  • Drawing and Talking Therapy Practitioner
  • Level 3 Safeguarding and Child Protection
  • Understanding Domestic Abuse Levels 1 and 2
  • Internal Family Systems - IFS in Action with Complex Trauma and PTSD
  • Integrating CBT and Exposure and Response
  • Prevention for GAD (Generalised Anxiety Disorder),
  • Panic Disorder, OCD, Social Anxiety and Phobias
  • Treating Intrusive Thoughts and the Inner Critic
  • Understanding Self-Harm and Suicidal Ideation
  • Mental Health First Aid
  • Working with Personality Disorders
  • The Online Therapy Institute - Moving your Practice Online
  • Understanding self harm and suicidal ideation
  • Certificate in working with eating disorders 
  • Attachment Mentoring 

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society (NCPS)

The National Counselling and Psychotherapy Society

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In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

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

National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society
Accredited Register Scheme

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National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I have many years experience in the mental health field and have worked with diagnoses such as anxiety, depression, OCD, Borderline Personality Disorder.  intrusive thoughts and disordered eating.  I also spent many years working with young people and adults that have experienced trauma. 

I have also worked for an agency that specialises in working with the survivors of domestic abuse and had specific training or this. 

I am an Autistic Spectrum Disorder Clinical Specialist and have over a decades experience working with neurodiverse children and adults.  


£50.00 - £70.00
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

Charge for individual sessions £50.00

Charge for family therapy £70.00

Concessions for students 

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

I am flexible in my working hours and try to work arrange sessions around your schedule wherever this is possible. 

Further information

For face to face work, my therapy room is in central Exeter, accessible from across Devon. 

Please note that I work in the basement of a building only accessible by stairs,  if this would make accessibility difficult for you please consider online therapy.  

Exeter, Devon, EX1

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Children (0-12)
Young people (13-17)
Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)