Restore’s confidential one-to-one counselling
provides a safe space to explore feelings in ways
that can help you to find a new perspective.

This can be a very empowering experience.


Restore workshops, which are based on therapeutic principles, are available to individuals and organisations.

If you are unable to find what you are looking for then please contact Restore, we may have a relevant workshop in the future and we are always keen to hear about ways we may be able to help.

Lara Hutchings

I am an experienced and qualified integrative counsellor. My approach is friendly, supportive and non-judgemental.
At the heart of my work I always take a person-centred approach.
This is based on the idea that we all have an innate tendency towards personal growth and fulfilment.
It is at times when we feel stuck that counselling can help us to regain our bearings and move forward.

I offer a safe and calm space in which I will work alongside you to explore your thoughts and feelings.
Increasing awareness and taking different perspectives can enable you to discover your own inner-resources
which in turn can bring about change and an improved sense of well-being.

As well as using talking to explore experiences I also offer creative interventions, mindfulness and relaxation techniques.


Integrative Counselling draws on a range of therapeutic approaches which are tailored to the needs of the individual.

Restore offers you a safe and non judgemental space in which you are able to explore your feelings in a new way.

Lara is an accredited registered member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy)
and so adheres to their principles and ethical framework.

Geographical Area of Work

Restore Counselling is based in Barnstaple, North Devon.

If reaching Barnstaple is difficult for you then please contact me as it may be possible to offer you an alternative location.


Restore are able to deliver Workshops throughout Devon.


Lara Hutchings offers Supervision to Counsellors and other professionals working in support and care.

Supervision can be delivered on either an individual or group basis.

Lara is an accredited member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy)
and so adheres to their principles and ethical framework.


BSc. Honours degree in Psychology

Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (BACP Accredited)

Diploma in Creative Arts Therapies (Iron Mill)

Diploma in Supervision (Safe Space For Counselling)

Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector
(City and Guilds)

Trauma Focused CBT

contact information

Castle Centre
25 Castle Street,
Barnstaple, EX31 1DR
P: 07508-857054
H: Monday – Friday
9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
By Arrangement