12th August 2022 


During the Coronavirus/Covid 19 pandemic by law the building had to close, but we are still open and are working hard to provide a service online and by phone. However the service is in need of donations to survive the crisis and provide people with the therapy they really need.

We have been supporting people of Exeter and Devon since 1994, help us to help others during the lockdown and after the pandemic is over.

We aim to run an affordable service open to everyone and fees are suggested based on a sliding scale of the persons income. Staff, including the directors are not paid for their work in order to keep costs low enough. We do help a number of people with a very low income and any donations received will enable them to get the support and counselling that they need.

If you wish to support our work with a financial donation then it would very gratefully received.
You can send cheques to:-
Palace Gate Counselling Service
3 Palace Gate

Want to help or get involved?

Administation and reception volunteers

We are a small not for profit company that started life as a project run within a bigger charity. Our work can only happen with the help of volunteers on the administration team as well as our counsellors.

If you would like to help with the administation and reception we would be really happy to hear from you, please call the main number during week day office hours or leave a phone message telling us how we may contact you.

Clinical Placements for trainee counsellors

For those people on counselling courses who are looking for clinical placements, we recruit a limited number of trainees every year. We would offer you support and supervision. We are particularly keen to encourage applications from those committed to a person centred approach.

If you are interested in joining us on a volunteer counsellor placement, please click here for further information

Trained Counsellors

We are always keen to hear from trained counsellors (particularly those from a person centred background), who might be interested in offering their services to PGCS. Please download the 'Information for trainee counsellors' sheet and an application form by clicking here. Although the information sheet is aimed at those still in training it contains a good deal of relevant information. Expenses are paid from the beginning for trained counsellors.