Counselling in Exeter. Brian Dennis MBACP(Accred.) T:07757233386. info@counsellingexeter.co.uk

Counselling in Exeter, Brian Dennis MBACP (Accred.)


I work as a counsellor in Exeter with people who wish to improve their situations, resolve issues, understand their emotions and improve their personal well-being.


Counselling encourages positivity and improved well-being to evolve from situations which may now appear negative.


An essential concept of counselling is that clients can discuss their issues in a confidential, empathetic surrounding, without being judged or discounted for having their own feelings, emotions or issues.


Counselling clients come to resolve and improve issues, which may include:


  • lack of self-esteem.
  • anger, or a feeling that anger is building in yourself and is negatively affecting your lifestyle and your relationships.
  • frustration.
  • depression.
  • problems from a change of lifestyle and emotions resulting from relationship breakup, redundancy, etc.
  • stress, related to work or personal issues.
  • a general feeling of being miserable, or not living life as you would wish and expect.
  • a lack of positivity in your life.
  • addictions, including gambling and other behavioural problem issues.
  • relationship situations.
  • and many more.



Focussing on what you want in future normally forms a basis of my counselling. That feeling may result from thinking that your present situation is not the one you want. As the future is often influenced by the past, it is often useful to understand past events and situations, which may provide background or reasons for current problems. With that understanding those issues can be worked on and the understanding of them improved.


I also work with clients who specifically wish to improve their outlook on the future, without "delving" into the past. The past cannot be changed, however much it is discussed and looked at. For some people, understanding and accepting that is often a way of "moving on" with a more positive future.


Counsellors do not suggest to clients how to resolve problems or issues. Counselling can assist a client to discover and evaluate their own solution to their issues. Counselling recognizes that the client knows best about their own situation, it can help to clarify that knowledge and apply it in the most productive manner.


Most people have feelings that they do not fully understand. Counselling can help people to understand their own feelings, as well the feelings and emotions of others. Often, feelings have roots in clients' previous experiences or background. Those feelings were learnt in the past, under past circumstances. Often the present circumstances are very different, so the feelings should also be different - if you want them to be.


I work in an integrated method. My belief is that each person is their own individual self, who inherently tries to improve their well-being in their own way. I use a range of counselling methods as appropriate to the counselling process, including person centered counselling, transactional analysis, NLP, positive therapy, and other methods to bring a balanced and comfortable positive experience for my clients.


Each person has their own issues, problems, hopes, fears - and a lot more. In my counselling practise I respect those differences and work with them.


Please contact me in Exeter to discuss your situation and to make a initial appointment. Improving your well-being is possible as a result of counselling in Exeter.



For a prompt appointment, call or text: 07757 233386. I may be with a client, or otherwise occupied, in which case please leave a message with your contact number. I will respond promptly. Or email: info@counsellingexeter.co.uk Or use the page to contact me to send me an email.