Counselling Exeter. Brian Dennis MBACP (Accred.) T:07757 233386. info@counsellingexeter.co.uk

Counselling Exeter, Brian Dennis MBACP (Accred.)


I practise as a counsellor in Exeter, to assist clients to develop positivity and improved well-being. When people are aware of their emotions and feelings they will normally be more able to understand those situations. That awareness brings clarity of feelings, sometimes with a desire to change a direction of life, or to enjoy more of some parts of that life.


People who engage in counselling are brave, they are working towards improving their life situation. Any improvement will be a change. Changes are perceived as a risk, which the brain thinks of as a danger. Often that involves understanding previous parts of their lives, which can be disturbing.


Clients can discuss their issues during counselling in a confidential, empathetic surrounding, without being judged or discounted for having their own feelings, values, emotions and issues.


Counselling clients come to my practice in Exeter 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 and compultions, including gambling and other behavioural problem issues.
  • couples counselling.
  • and many more.


As a counsellor in Exeter, I focus on issues that clients wish to work on or resolve. As the future is often influenced by the past, it is usually useful to understand past events and situations. With that understanding those issues can be worked on and the understanding of them improved.


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


Counselling can help people to understand and be more aware of their own feelings, as well the feelings and emotions of others. Often, feelings have roots in previous experiences or background. Those feelings were learned in the past, under past circumstances. Present circumstances may be very different, so the feelings are also likely to be different. It can help to clarify that knowledge and apply it in the most productive manner.


My belief is that each person is their own individual self, who inherently tries to improve their well-being in their own way. I am a fully qualified and experienced counsellor and I use an integrated range of counselling methods as appropriate in my practice. Those methods include person centered counselling, transactional analysis, NLP, positive therapy, motivational interviewing and other methods to bring a balanced, comfortable and positive experience for my clients.


Each person has their own issues, problems, hopes, fears - and a lot more. I respect those differences and work with them during the Exeter counselling sessions.


Please contact me to discuss your situation and to make an initial counselling appointment.



For a prompt appointment in Exeter, 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 contact page to send me an email.