Barbara Matheson

Barbara Matheson


Registered Member MBACP

Contact information

Phone number
07740 678218
Website

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Therapist - Exeter

Exeter EX1
07740 678218
Sessions from £55.00

Features

  • Flexible hours available
  • Concessionary rates

Availability

As from Thursday 5th November I will see all clients online 

I'm available am and pm on Mondays - Thursdays,

I currently have a 30 minute online initial consultation offer available for a fee of £20

About me and my therapy practice

Welcome 

It is a very unsettling and challenging situation that we find ourselves in, and it will understandably, for many people, bring a range of feelings, including  anxiety, a loss of control, isolation  and more. This situation may also exacerbate or alter existing mental health issues.

Counselling can help. Exploring your feelings through one-to-one discussion can provide you with non judgemental support. It can also lead to new ways to deal with or live with the issues that are having an impact on your mental health and wellbeing.

My  counselling approach has been proven by many clients to be very effective with a range of issues including anxiety, depression, university student issues, relationships, stress, low confidence and low self esteem, bereavement, grief ,  loss and sadness.

To help you decide if I'm the right therapist for you  I offer an initial  low cost 30 minute informal consultation.

Some fee concessions are available e.g. students, low waged and seniors. Please enquire.

I'm also a qualified counselling supervisor and offer supervision and support for qualified and trainee counsellors, coaches,  and  professionals in other caring and support roles.

Practice description

As from Thursday 5th November I will be seeing  all client's online again. 

My plan is to return to face to face work as soon as the government guidelines permit this. 

I realise some people may  have reservations about online talking therapy, but in addition to the experience gained during the last lockdown I've also got over 7 years experience of successfully working this way.

I can offer you a 30 minute online informal consultation for you to try it out to see if it can work for you too.




My first session

I offer an initial 30 minute consultation . This allows you the opportunity  to find out more about my approach and decide if I'm the right therapist for you.


What I can help with

Abuse, Anger management, Anxiety, Asperger 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

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, Time-limited

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. Due to government guidelines re Covid-19 I'm currently seeing all clients online, however from 3rd August I will also be seeing clients at my Exeter practice. this means there will be the option to work with me face to face or online, whichever you prefer. 

I work with both qualified and student counsellors and am an approved supervisor for Iron Mill  College, the Margaret Jackson Centre and Exeter 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. 

I've got 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