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Welcome to PAC (Psychotherapy & Counselling) Exeter – The home of psychotherapy in Exeter

Here at PAC Exeter, we are a professional community of psychotherapists, aspiring to be a centre of clinical excellence for psychotherapy and counselling in Exeter.

Our experts are qualified psychotherapists, psychotherapeutic counsellors, counsellors, and psychotherapists in advanced clinical training, providing clients with:

  • Psychotherapy
  • Counselling
  • EDMR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing)
  • Counselling supervision
  • Psychotherapy supervision

Situated in Barnfield Crescent, Exeter, just off Southernhay, we are probably the largest professional community of psychotherapists in Exeter.

Counselling and Psychotherapy Support

There are a range of reasons why you might feel the need to speak to a UKCP-registered psychotherapist or a BACP-registered counsellor. There are many reasons why you might to seek professional help.

A close personal situation might have you feeling anxious. Sometimes people feel generally unhappy or stuck in their lives. You may be having relationship issues or experiencing symptoms of depression. Whatever the situation, PAC Exeter is here to help. You can read more about the areas we can support you with on the What We Do page, and within the profiles of our professionals.

Our practitioners have a depth and breadth of experience in varying fields. You are warmly invited to see which of our psychotherapists or counsellors feels right for you. You’ll find profiles of each below and in more detail on the Our Professionals page. These profiles will help you give you a feel for each of them, including where their expertise lies and the qualifications they hold, to help you pick the right therapeutic relationship for you.

Each of our practitioners can be contacted via their contact details on their profile page.

Room Rental for Psychotherapists and Counsellors

If you are a psychotherapist or counsellor who is just starting out, or you are looking for a new place to practice, we have rooms available to rent at PAC Exeter. We’d be delighted to welcome you to our active professional community and would showcase you on this website, and through our LinkedIn presence. There are no joining fees, and you can rent a room for a half or full day. For more information, please visit the Room Rental page on this website.

Our Professionals

John Paradise (He/Him)

I am a UKCP registered psychotherapist. I work with men and women and specialise in working with men and issues….


Ilaria De Simoni

I’m a counsellor registered member MBACP (Accred) and an EMDR (Eye Movement and Desensitisation and Reprocessing) UK & Europe practitioner (Accred)….


Barbara Matheson

I’m a very experienced counsellor and counselling supervisor based in Exeter. My counselling approach can be of help with and provide support for a range of issues and life events e.g., anxiety, depression, relationship issues, ADHD, diagnosed or suspected, low self-esteem, low confidence, bereavement, career/job issues, university students and Womens’ issues including menopause.


Tonia Aitken

I work with people who have experienced a broad range of emotional and psychological difficulties and trauma, and have a particular interest in working with loss and bereavement (including the loss of a loved one to suicide); women’s issues (including fertility/infertility, miscarriage, peri/ menopause); and relationship problems of all kinds.


Antoinette Davey

I focus on loss of a baby and the grief that parents have to go through dealing with this…


Jo Barton

I am Jo and I have a special interest in working with men and women who have experienced trauma, and in particular trauma as a result of recent or non-recent sexual violence…


Isaac Bloomberg

I am a Transactional Analysis (TA) Psychotherapy practitioner. My approach to psychotherapy focuses on the client’s experience in…


Matthew Hart

I work with relational problems, anger, anxiety, low self esteem, depression, addictive behaviours and feelings of shame…


Gina Collins

I am Gina. I work with people experiencing difficulties such as depression, anxiety, stress, bereavement and loss, low self-esteem and low confidence, work issues, relationship problems, and difficulties from the past that are causing problems in the present.…


Juliet Edwardson

Juliet Edwardson

With a background of 20 years in Counselling Psychology, I have a depth of experience helping people recover the quality of their lives, particularly from anxiety and trauma.…


Sharon Kirby

As an Integrative Psychotherapist I work with individuals, couples and groups. I provide both short-term counselling and on-going in-depth Psychotherapy. I also offer supervision to qualified and trainee counsellors and am an experienced group facilitator…


Steve Thom

I am a fully qualified, BACP registered male counsellor, providing professional and affordable counselling in Exeter, Teignmouth and online.…