- Flexible hours available
- Concessionary rates
I currently have availability for face to face appointments on a Monday, Wednesday and Friday. I offer flexible online and phone appointments throughout the week.
About me and my therapy practice
I'm Hayley and am an integrative adult counsellor.
There will be times in life where you may feel anxious, stressed or overwhelmed. Are you going through a life transition or experiencing loss?. This can make everyday life challenging and difficult. You are not alone.
Reaching out for support for counselling can be daunting, so right from the start I will show respect and listen. How we get on in the counselling relationship is key to how easily you find to talk to me. The focus of the work is led by you.
Training and qualifications
Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling
Certificate in Mindfulness teaching
Midwife. Plymouth University
Registered General Nurse. Taunton and Exeter College of Nursing
I have attended various continuous professional development CPD hours online and in person to keep up to date.
Having trained as an integrative counsellor, means I do not have one approach. The foundation of my work is person centred and relational, so I will be able to tailor your counselling to your current needs. I have recently trained in mindfulness teaching, so can compliment the counselling with this into our work if you choose. Each person is unique and I approach with an open mind. We will review our work together regularly to ensure you are at the centre of it.
You may not know what you want or need right now and what to expect. My role is to support you to build your awareness giving you time and space to feel empowered to make decisions going forward.
My previous work has been in healthcare a nurse and midwife. I felt privileged to be part of their life experience. My own life changing experience led me to train as a counsellor. To be able to give you time and space to be seen and heard can support your emotional needs and bring balance.
I currently work with Wellington Community counselling part time and also volunteer with The Nest in Exeter which offers social and emotional support through menstruation, pregnancy, birth and menopause.
I work with adults in person on a Monday, Wednesday and Friday in the centre of Exmouth currently. This is a quiet room in a building of other small offices, including other therapists. There will be a receptionist to meet you between office hours. I also offer online and phone counselling other days in the week, including a Wednesday evening.
I am compassionate and mindful in my approach. As well as talking you may find working creatively can help.
My first session
I offer a free initial phone conversation. With this we can work out if we can agree a time that suits us both and briefly talk about my approach and what you can expect from me. I will be interested in what led you to look for counselling and what you would like it to support you with. If we then agree we are able to work together we can then book in a first session.
During the first session we will talk through the agreement between us for the counselling sessions. There will be some questions about current physical and mental health. We then build on what you may have already shared and what you would like to focus on and what your current needs are.
What I can help with
Abuse, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Cancer, Depression, Health related issues, Loss, Menopause, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Relationships, Self esteem, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues
Types of therapy
Creative therapy, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Relational
Clients I work with
Adults, Older adults
How I deliver therapy
Long term sessions, Long-term face-to-face work, Online therapy, Short term sessions, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone therapy