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Gerry Hall


I am a BACP accredited counsellor and have been qualified for over 10 years. I have worked in various settlings including the NHS, IAPT service, charities and also private practice. My model is the person centred approach and I also trained in EMDR (eye movement desensitisation and reprocessing) which is a very effective way of working with trauma.…

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I am a qualified counsellor in private practice working from quiet, private, dedicated counselling rooms in central Exeter, and Newton Abbot.

I have a particular interest in helping people who find it difficult to be heard.  One such issue is that of domestic abuse or violence, when victims are men.  Another is men who have been wrongly accused of sexual abuse. …

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Julia Dando


When you’ve been on the receiving end of domestic abuse or a false accusation everything changes.  Your perception of your self and everything and everyone around you can become something quite unrecognisable.  Anger, betrayal, humiliation, shame, loss, confusion, anxiety, and depression are all not uncommon responses to what has been happening.  There is someone who will listen, will hear you, will believe you.…

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Hello, my name is Diane and I warmly welcome you to the MENCASA Directory, a directory which is dedicated to working together with men who have or are experiencing domestic abuse and other issues. It may well have taken you courage to take that first step to seek what help is available for you, so well done you.…

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Matthew Hart

Exeter and Crediton

I am committed to working with people who want to bring more awareness to their lives or who want to make a change to their lives. I see us as beings of consciousness who are experiencing themselves in bodies and trying to make sense of the whole thing.

I also see us as beings who are deeply interconnected, with way more similarities than actual differences, even though we tend to see ourselves as separate and become preoccupied with differences to the point of excluding others and isolating ourselves.…

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Pauline Hutty


Domestic Abuse is about exercising control over another person, whether it is sexual, emotional or physical. It can have a severe and detrimental impact on your safety, health and emotional well -being. It can lead to feelings of shame, embarrassment, low self-esteem, confusion, anxiety and beliefs such as “It’s all my fault”, leaving you feeling powerless to change your situation.…