Barbara Matheson

Barbara Matheson


Registered Member MBACP

Contact information

Phone number
07740 678218

Contact Barbara

Therapist - Exeter

Exeter EX1
07740 678218
Sessions from £55.00

Features

  • Flexible hours available
  • Concessionary rates

Availability

I'm currently working face to face and online with clients

I'm available on Mondays - Thursdays,


About me and my therapy practice

Current situation:

I'm an experienced qualified counsellor back working face to face with clients at my Exeter city centre practice and online with non local clients. 

Counselling approach and expertise:

My counselling approach can help with a wide range of issues and life events e.g. anxiety, depression, feeling sad, low self esteem, low confidence, relationships, bereavement , abuse, redundancy and family issues. I have experience of and special interest in University student issues, bereavement and other loss, stress management and womens' health and wellbeing.

Exploring your feelings through one-to-one discussion can provide you with support , new insights and perspectives. It can also lead to new ways to deal with the issues that are having an impact on your life and overall wellbeing.

I work with individuals from age 18 upwards. 

My experience:

I’m a very experienced counsellor . A registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapists (BACP), and I work to the code of ethics set down by the BACP ethical framework.

Professional background:

Prior to becoming a counsellor, I worked as a freelance learning and development consultant , coach and mentor, specialising in management development, personal development, womens' development and stress management.

I've also had senior roles in the recruitment sector and have substantial experience of employability.


Practice description

Getting started:


  • I offer an optional low cost 30 minute informal consultation ; an opportunity to meet with me, find out more about counselling and my approach, and then decide if you're comfortable working with me as your counsellor
  • If you would like to more about me and my approach please take a look at my website.

To have a chat or book an appointment please call me on 07740678218 or email at bm@exeterquaycounselling.co.uk

If I’m not immediately available I will get back to you within 24 hours .


My first session

  • I offer an optional  30 minute informal  consultation . This allows you the opportunity  to find out more about my approach and decide if I'm the right therapist for you.
  • Or you can start counselling sessions without a consultation. The choice is yours.
  • All counselling sessions are for 50 minutes



What I can help with

Abuse, Anger management, Anxiety, Autism spectrum / Aspergers syndrome, Bereavement, Cancer, Child related issues, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Coaching supervision, Cultural issues, Depression, Disability, Health related issues, Infertility, Loss, Men's issues, Personal development, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Service veterans, Sexuality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Relational

Clients I work with

Adults, EAP, Older adults, Organisations, Trainee

How I deliver therapy

Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work

Supervisor - Exeter

Exeter EX1
07740 678218
Sessions from £55.00

Features

  • Flexible hours available
  • Concessionary rates

Availability

Due to the government guidelines re Covid- 19 I'm currently only available for online appointments. 

I've been supervising online for several years.

I currently have limited space for additional supervisees.

About me and my therapy practice

 

Welcome to my profile.

  • I'm a very experienced counsellor and supervisor in private practice in Exeter and online. 
  • I work with both qualified and student counsellors and am an approved supervisor for Iron Mill  College, the Margaret Jackson Centre , Exeter College and Heartwood College.
  • My initial training was person centred but I'm experienced at and interested in working with supervisees from other modalities and would describe my practice as integrative and relational.
  • I've a professional background in mentoring and coaching and really enjoy supporting student counsellors during their training and beyond. in my previous practice in Edinburgh I worked with students from Caledonian and Edinburgh Universities  and those studying with private providers. 
  • I'm an experienced counsellor with a Post Grad Diploma in Counselling from the University of Strathclyde, a Certificate in Stress Management (OCR) and Certificate in Creative Supervision (UKCP)
  • I've been in private practice since 2008 and supervising counsellors since 2014

I offer a free initial 30-minute meeting, after which the fee for qualified counsellors is £55 per 1-hour session. I offer a discounted fee of £40 for student counsellors and for those in the first year of setting up in private practice.

My first session

I offer a free 30 minute online meeting for us to discuss working together. From  3rd August this meeting can also take place face to face at my practice.

Types of therapy

Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred

Clients I work with

Adults, EAP, Older adults, Trainee

How I deliver therapy

Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work