Xanthe Ivory

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Barnstaple EX31
Available for new clients
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This professional is available for new clients.

About me

About me and my therapy practice 

I am a fully qualified and experienced Integrative Counsellor based in North Devon, specialising in women’s mental health. I consider a trusting and meaningful relationship between a client and their counsellor to be the key to a successful outcome, and I place this overarching belief at the heart of my therapy practice. 

I am a friendly and pragmatic therapist with a calm and gentle approach. I pride myself on my integrity, impartiality, and – above all – compassion. I want you to feel listened to and supported in a safe and confidential space, without fear of judgement, expectations, or consequences, so we can explore and understand the issues and challenges that are important to you.

As a therapist, I am not here to advise you on what path to take. Instead, we will work closely together to identify solutions and reach a place of clarity. Ultimately, I want you to be confident in your ability to navigate life’s challenges and feel empowered to make changes in areas that might be holding you back or preventing you from reaching your full potential.

Whether you are dealing with a recent crisis or would like to talk about an ongoing issue or an event from your past, please do get in touch. I will listen with impartiality. I offer face-to-face counselling sessions from my private therapy room in Barnstaple or Bideford as well as online via Zoom. 

Training, qualifications & experience


  • Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling (Iron Mill College, Exeter)
  • Certificate in Counselling
  • BACP member 

Practice description

I use an integrative, person-centred approach, meaning that each session is tailored to meet your individual needs. Within a safe and caring environment, I will guide you to find your own insights, self-awareness, and strengths, using a wide range of both traditional and leading-edge therapeutic techniques.

I specialise in women’s health, particularly perinatal and maternal mental health, as well as life-debilitating conditions including anxiety and depression. grief, relationships, low self-esteem, stress, and anger issues.

I am experienced in therapies such as person-centred, gestalt, existential, and phenomenological, and during a session I may use techniques including CBT and creative interventions, if I feel they are appropriate for you. 

I offer counselling both in person and online, and sessions are 50 minutes.

Member organisations

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


£45.00 per session
Free initial online session

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

My initial, 15-minute consultation is free. This is an opportunity for us to get to know each other and establish what working together might be like. I will provide a safe and confidential space for you to talk about why you are seeking counselling and what you hope to get out of the sessions. I encourage you to ask me questions about my approach and the techniques I use, to decide if I am the right choice for you.

When I work

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Barnstaple, Devon, EX31

30 Boutport Street, Barnstaple, Devon, EX31 1RP

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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Xanthe Ivory
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