Welcome to Samantha Blackmore's Orchard House Counselling Service. 

COVID-19 Update: We are currently living in challenging times, where most of us have a level of anxiety, from going to the shops to finance, and I'm aware this is causing difficulties in relationships and in families, adding extra pressures where we are already feeling overwhelmed. I'm working on skype, facetime, zoom, telephone and Microsoft teams. Orchard House usually operates as a business, however, in these unprecedented times, if finances are a concern, feel free to contact me and we can sort something out that could make it possible. 
It can feel daunting; finding a counsellor, but finding the right person for you can be life changing in a very positive way. In my view; there are two important aspects to finding a therapist: qualifications and experience. Arguably, another important aspect to me would be the connection and level of trust you feel with the counsellor.
Every individuals needs are different; therefore there can’t be a, “One size fits all”, approach, rather an approach tailored to your individual wants and needs. Some people come to me and require short-term focused work. Others require longer-term psychotherapy. If the client desires short-term focused work, then I would focus on goals and strategies to help achieve them, whereas long-term psychotherapy would be focusing more on possible historical trauma/family of origin issues or abuse. Somewhere between the two is also achievable, we could discuss your requirements on our initial session. I have a comfortable, private consulting room in my home in Exmouth. I also have a consulting room in Southernhay, Exeter; conveniently situated near the City Centre and Cathedral. I offer a professional, non-judgemental and respectful service for my clients. Drawing on my specialist training, I am able to work progressively with individuals, couples and young people.