About me

I am a well established counsellor and teacher of counselling based in Exeter.  I work with individuals, couples and family relationships, helping to resolve conflict and emotional issues.  The focus of my work is to bring freedom from anxiety depression and stress, in a friendly, safe and welcoming setting.

I provide an affordable and professional counselling service based on care, mindfulness and authenticity. You are warmly invited to talk about anything and everything that is troubling your life, in complete confidence, and we can together find a new perspective and achieve real happiness.

I appreciate and honour that each new client brings their unique life experience; words such as depression, anxiety, bereavement, anxiety and addiction are blanket terms for what in each case is a very real and suffering person. I therefore promise to provide a safe space in which to explore and resolve your deepest feelings, fears and needs.

Counselling sessions are usually for one hour and once weekly, but I endeavour to be flexible in meeting the needs of my clients.

I offer individual, couples and family counselling and work particularly with relationship issues.

I also work closely with a team of experienced counsellors; if I cannot help directly, I will be pleased to refer you to someone who can.

I am a qualified teacher and practising university lecturer.  I currently teach Integrative Counselling at the highly regarded Iron Mill College in Exeter, and hold workshops and individual teaching in mindfulness and meditation.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have and Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling and am a fully Accredited Member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists.

I am also a qualified teacher in adult education, with many years experience working in creative industries.  I hold courses in meditation and workshops in mindfulness and magic.  I am a tutor at the Iron Mill Institute in Exeter and a registered lecturer for Worcester University.

I studied Philosophy and Psychology at Liverpool University and subsequently completed an eight year experiential course in meditation in the western esoteric tradition.

I was a Samaritan for many years, and served as a Trustee for Birmingham Samaritans.  I have also served as a voluntary counsellor for the Margaret Jackson Centre in Exeter.

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.


Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Low income
  • Students
  • Unemployed

Additional information

£50 per one hour session for individuals and for couples therapy.  Concessionary rate: £30 per session.

I reserve a limited number of sessions for low cost counselling in a commitment to helping make counselling available to everyone, including those under particular financial pressure.


I have limited availability at the moment but do please get in touch!

Further information

I am fully insured and as a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, adhere to their ethical framework.

Whoever you choose for counselling, please ensure they are personally insured, and affiliated with an appropriate professional body.

Therapy@Gandy St
25 Gandy Street

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Older adults
Robin Collins

Robin Collins