Welcome to the Margaret Jackson Centre

Offering affordable, one-to-one counselling sessions with fully trained counsellors and final year counselling trainees, enabling clients to explore thoughts and feelings in a confidential, safe and supportive environment.

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We offer affordable counselling to adults in Devon, from our Centre in Exeter.  We are currently offering face-to-face counselling from our Centre in Exeter, although a few of our counsellors continue to work on-line.  

We do have a long waiting list at present but if you call our office on 01392 256711 during our opening hours we can take down your details and put you on the list.

We no longer have Covid procedures in place but would ask anyone who is has symptoms of Covid, or who has been in contact with anyone with Covid, to call us so that we can advise whether you should attend or not.  We can often offer on-line sessions in these circumstances.

Other help and support

We offer counselling on a weekly basis, at the same time and on the same day each week.  If you are on our waiting list or if you are seeing a counsellor but have a need for support between sessions, the following agencies may be able to help:

116 123 free-phone helpline for support, or email at  jo@samaritans.org (24 hour service)

The Mooring
10am – midnight Mon-Fri, mid-day – midnight Sat-Sun in Central Exeter, call if you are feeling distressed, overwhelmed, or feel that things are too much.  07990 790920

SANEline is a national out-of-hours mental health helpline offering specialist emotional support, guidance and information to anyone affected by mental illness, including family, friends and carers. We are normally open every day of the year from 4pm to 10pm on 0300 304 7000. The helpline is here to support you – particularly if you feel you have reached a moment of crisis. There is an email contact service: support@sane.org.uk and see their website for further information www.sane.org.uk

www.mind.org.uk offer information and advice on all aspects of mental health and well-being they also offer Side-by-side.

www.sidebyside.mind.org.uk a supportive online community where you can be yourself.

Silver Line 
0800 4 70 80 90 – a confidential, free helpline for people over 55 across the UK (24 hour service).  They also offer friendship calls.

The First Response Service (FRS) provides a service seven days a week, 365 days a year. The service is an urgent NHS mental health service for people with mental health and learning disability needs.  Callers either experiencing a mental health crisis, or who have concerns about someone’s mental wellbeing can now access mental health care, advice and guidance 24/7. 

If you are concerned about feeling unsafe, are very distressed or if you are known to NHS services and there are signs of a mental health relapse, you can contact the FRS by dialling 0808 196 8708.