Welcome to Personal & Relationship Counselling

Providing individual and couples counselling for over 30 years

Counselling, Psychotherapy & Relationship Counselling in Plymouth Est. 1994

Counselling and Psychotherapy in Plymouth

Specialist Counsellors with Decades of Experience

Welcome to Plymouth Counselling. We are a private practice with three decades of experience in providing counselling and psychotherapy for individuals and couples, alongside employee support for businesses and organisations across Devon and


As a team of dedicated counsellors, we are committed to ensuring that we provide an ethical and professional service, along with ongoing professional development to make sure we stay up to date with our chosen therapeutic approach.

Between us, we have a wealth of experience and are careful to always adapt our approach to your particular situation, whatever it may be. No individual problem is the same and sometimes they are hard to understand or come to terms with. It's at times like this it can be helpful to talk your issues over with an experienced, fully trained Plymouth counsellor.

Along with offering confidential, personalised couples counselling, our counsellors also work with individuals to help with a wide range of issues, such as; addiction, anxiety, bereavement, depression, eating disorders, gender and identity issues, menopause, sexual issues, workplace stress and young people. You can choose either face to face or on-line options which fit best with your life-style and needs. 

How Counselling and Psychotherapy can help you

We all encounter problems in life from time to time. Whether you are in a relationship or not, it can often feel like you are alone and have no way out. Finding that balance between the daily life stresses of personal/work life and emotional stability is far from easy, and it can lead to problems with your partner or other self-destructive behaviours like addiction. 

Our experienced couples counselling and psychotherapy in Plymouth gives you a space to actively explore the root cause of your problems, how they adversely affect your life, and develop a personalised way to move past them. Seeing an integrative specialist at our private practice takes the weight off your shoulders; we are here to supply the specific kind of help you need, in a way that makes sense to you. 

Couples Counselling

Sometimes, relationships break down. You may be struggling to communicate, dealing with an affair, contemplating separation, or just generally feel like you are in a state of frustration and insecurity. We will assign the right specialist for your situation and work towards understanding how past experiences contribute to where you are now, thereby unravelling the knots of your relationship and enabling you to move forward in a healthier way. 

Please visit our Couples Counselling page for more information.

Individual Counselling

Along with providing personalised help to couples, our team of counsellors and psychotherapists offer one-to-one counselling and specialise in supplying people with the tools to confront and overcome a range of issues. This includes working with young people and adults who need a place to discuss their gender, sexuality or identity, along with targeted help for other areas such as bereavement and addiction. 

Professional Accreditation

One of the main bodies overseeing the registration and accreditation of counsellors in the UK is the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).

We are a team of experienced and qualified therapists who are BACP Accredited or currently working towards accreditation.

Our location

36 Looe Street

The Barbican



Our practice is a two-minute walk from Royal Parade and a 25-minute walk/5-10 minute taxi ride from Plymouth train station.


Counselling sessions for individuals and couples last 60 minutes, usually taking place on a weekly basis.

If you are wondering if therapy is for you, we offer a free 15 minute phone consultation with one of our therapists. This gives you a chance to ask questions and for both of you to see if you are a good fit.

Note: if you want to cancel an appointment, we require 24 hours’ notice, otherwise you will still need to pay for any sessions missed. We accept payment in cash, by cheque or by bank transfer.


Individual Counselling

£55 per 60-minute session

Couples Counselling

£65 per 60-minute session

We accept payment by cash, cheque, or bank transfer. Please allow a minimum of 24 hours’ notice for cancellations, otherwise you will still need to pay for any sessions missed.

Approaches to therapy

Psychodynamic Therapy - Emphasises the importance of the unconscious mind and past experiences in explaining current behaviour and emotions. 

Integrative - Where several distinct modes of counselling and psychotherapy are combined to address an individual’s problems in a personalised way. 

Person-centred - A non-judgemental way of working whereby the counsellor gives you the floor to explore challenging emotions in your own preferred way, creating the right conditions for increasing self-awareness and reaching your fullest potential.

Humanistic - Encourages you to take responsibility for their thoughts and actions, with a focus on developing a stronger, more holistic idea of one’s true self as a way of moving past certain challenging issues. 

Relational - Where your therapist prioritises your ways of relating to other people as a route into understanding the problems in your life.

Transactional Analysis - Helps you understand the exact way in which you communicate with others to develop a clearer understanding of your behaviours and emotions. 

Getting in touch

You are free to get in touch with us over the phone, by email, or using the contact form below to arrange a free 15-minute call. This allows you to ask any questions and decide whether couples counselling or psychotherapy is right for you - there is no obligation to book a session if you don’t want to. However, should you wish to proceed, you can use our booking system to select a time for your first session.

Want to know more about how we supply couples counselling and psychotherapy in Plymouth? Take a look at our Counsellors and Therapists page for further information on how our team of specialists can work with you.

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