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Hayley Sycamore Counselling

Integrative Counselling in Exmouth, Devon and online.

Hello, welcome to my website.

My name is Hayley and I am an adult counsellor working in Exmouth and online.

At times in life, you my find yourself unsure, anxious, depressed. You may have experienced a loss or going through a transition. This can lead to feeling overwhelmed and on autopilot. You may have concerns for the future and feel stuck about what to do next, although sense you need some support. You are not alone.

Making the decision to speak with a counsellor is the first step. This may feel daunting, and you may not be sure how I can help. I am an integrative adult counsellor and have complimented this with mindfulness training. I currently work part time with a community counselling service in Wellington, Somerset and volunteer with The Nest in Exeter which supports women through life transitions including childbirth, parenting and the menopause.

My integrative approach will be as unique as you. My training involved theory and practice of various approaches to counselling. In this way your counselling can be tailored to your current needs. The foundation of this is our therapeutic relationship. Right from the start my approach is open, warm, and compassionate. I will meet you where you are and show respect, listen and not judge. We will agree on how we work together, and the focus will be led by you at your pace. This may involve sharing aspects of your life to gain awareness of your thoughts, feelings and behaviours to better understand yourself and others. This can empower you to make decisions going forward in your life. I believe in each person to do this with the right support. Mindfulness can be weaved into the counselling to support you with relaxation, connecting to your body and inner wisdom. I also work creatively which can aid self-awareness. This may be in the form of sand tray and guided visualisations.

I have a wide experience working with people over twenty-five years. I appreciate the needs of a whole person in a holistic way. To be seen and heard. This involves emotional needs. Supporting your emotional needs whilst paying attention to your whole self can bring balance. Contact me to find out more.

How can counselling help?

Time and space

Counselling can help you take a pause and gain clarity about what is troubling you. It is a confidential space just for you where you can talk to someone who listens without judgement and with empathy.

This time and space can open up different possibilities for you.

Self care

Connecting to yourself and your needs for overall well-being can help maintain balance in life and the ability to cope with challenges. Counselling can provide awareness of how to be kinder to yourself.

Finding a way forward

Your decision for counselling is personal to you. You may feel stuck or unsure in your life currently. Counselling can support self-awareness. I will be right alongside you, although the decisions and choices going forward are yours.

What issues can counselling help with?

People come to me for help with a wide range of issues. Here are a few of the more common difficulties that can be supported through counselling:

Feelings of stress or anxiety

Panic attacks


Grief, loss or bereavement


Trauma and post-traumatic stress


Perinatal period including pregnancy, birth and postnatal period


Self-esteem and confidence

Anger management


Work Related

Family Life


Life transitions


I work from a private room in a central location in Exmouth.

I see clients from Exmouth and greater Devon, along with the surrounding areas of Topsham, Budleigh Salterton, Dalwish and the greater Exeter area.

"To give ourselves compassion we first have to recognize that we are suffering. We can’t heal what we can’t feel”

Kristin Neff


Each counselling session will be £50 for 60 minutes.

I offer short and longer term counselling sessions to adult individuals in Exmouth and online.

My Training, Qualifications and Experience

  • Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling (Adult) BACP Accredited. Iron Mill College, Exeter
  • Certificate in Counselling (NCS Accredited) Iron Mill College, Exeter
  • Counselling Young People. Stage 1 (BACP Accredited) Iron Mill College, Exeter
  • Certificate in Mindfulness Teaching. Mindfulness Now. The Devon School of Mindfulness
  • Registered General Nurse. Taunton and Exeter College of Nursing 1993
  • Midwife. University of Plymouth 2000

Get in touch

Contact me if you have any questions about how I work or how counselling can support you.

Its important that you feel we are a good match to work together, as our therapeutic relationship is key to how beneficial the counselling is for you.

I offer an initial free phone call of up to 20 minutes where we can discuss what you would like counselling to support you with.

© Hayley Sycamore Counselling

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