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Welcome to Devon Primary Care Counselling Service
We are commissioned by New Devon NHS CCG to deliver Primary Care Counselling for Common Mental Health Problems to the community of East Devon. Our focus is to provide a quality Individual and Couple counselling and psychological therapy treatment. Our service is part of a wider network of the NHS. We work in conjunction with your GP and the Primary Health Care Teams, Devon Partnership Trust and their Depression and Anxiety Service (DAS) and the Mental Wellbeing and Access Teams.
Our aim is to create, promote, and maintain a positive recovery focussed service for NHS Patients suffering from a Common Mental Health Problem. Depression Anxiety Life events resulting in major change leading to distress, Childhood Trauma, Adult Trauma, Complicated Grief.
We work as part of an integrated service with our Partner Organisations – Devon Partnership Trust, NHS Devon Provider Services and General Practices.
Our Service aims to;
Promote the well-being of  individuals in the East Devon community by providing accessible, quality psychological therapy services for adults over the age of 16, utilising a system that emphasises trust, respect, confidentiality, and compassion. We are committed to quality mental health care that is provided in a collaborative effort with the patients overall health strategies and an array of medical services offered by our NHS colleagues. We are further committed to the philosophy of a recovery focussed service.

Devon Primary Care Counselling Service currently provides a number of psychological therapy interventions to Patients. Specifically our services include; Counselling for Depression and Life Events, Interpersonal Psychotherapy - IPT, for treatment of Depression. Referrals can only be made to us by your GP, Primary Care Health Team members, Mental Wellbeing and Access Teams, Depression and Anxiety Service (DAS), and Clinical Psychology in the East Devon Area. We are not a crisis service and therefore we have no capacity to offer urgent appointments.

As a service we provide quality treatment for;
  •  Trauma
  •  Loss
  •  Interpersonal Issues
  •  Depression
within the above presenting problems the following issues are also likely to be relevant;
  • Childhood Abuse/Neglect
  • Self Harm
  • Bullying – Discrimination
  • Physical Illness – and its consequences
  • Loss and Bereavement – adjustment to change
  • Stress – work, finances etc, trauma, life crisis
  • Interpersonal Issues – relationship, marital, family, Domestic Violence and Abuse, Parenting
  • Carer’s Issues


Referrals can be made to us via your GP and Primary Health Care Team,  The Mental Health Assessment Teams, and TalkWorks.
Currently there is a waiting list for Primary Care Counselling for which we sincerely apologise.