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African American Couple


Hello and welcome to my website.

I have now reopened my practice, I am so  pleased to welcome you to face to face sessions following Covid-19 Safe Practice. I am still offering Online video conference calls via Zoom should you prefer this option. 

If you are finding the Self Isolating requirements difficult then it might be helpful to have one or two sessions to look at Strategies to help in this extraordinarily challenging time.

I hope my website helps to inform you about what I am able to offer you as a therapist. I am committed to providing you with the best value therapy. I maintain my practice to meet current regulation by my professional body UKCP, IPTuk,EMDR UK & Ireland. Please do take a look around the site and if you would like to call me for an Initial Consultation which is free I would be happy to hear from you.

I am a United Kingdom Council Psychotherapy Registered Psychotherapeutic Counsellor and Clinical Supervisor, a registered  IPTuk Accredited Practitioner and Supervisor and EMDR Europe Accredited Practitioner.

I have worked in the NHS for 24 years as a Therapist working in Primary Care. This means I deal with Patients who have common mental health problems such as Depression, Anxiety, Low Self Esteem,Childhood Trauma and Abuse, Adult Trauma and  Domestic Violence and Abuse. I offer clients a professional, confidential service offering the most appropriate treatment and intervention. (NICE recommended). I offer a Free Initial Consultation.  I think it is very important you feel comfortable with the therapist you choose. The focus for therapy needs to be meaningful to you. 

I am trained in and qualified to deliver the following therapy approaches;

  • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy CBT  
  • Interpersonal Psychotherapy IPT   
  • Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing Level 3 Practitioner EMDR for PTSD  
  • Integrative Counselling
  • Couple Therapy 
  • Couple Therapy for Depression
  • Trauma Focussed Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
  • Trauma Focussed Integrative Therapy
  • Systemic Family Counselling

I draw from all of the above methodologies and techniques to incorporate what is most helpful for each individual. In a comfortable and supportive atmosphere, I offer a highly personalised approach tailored to each of my clients individual needs to help them attain the personal growth they’re striving for. Together with each client, I work to develop strengths and achieve life goals.
Ultimately my aim is to enable you to create changes that reduce your symptoms and deal with the underlying causes of Depression, Anxiety, Interpersonal and Relationship Issues that affect your normal daily functioning. Please do call or email if you would like to have a further discussion regarding treatment. 


Hazel Maxwell-Payne  United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy Reg Psychotherapeutic Counsellor IPTuk Accredited Practitioner and Supervisor EMDR Uk & Ireland Member Individual Counselling and Couple Therapy  CBT  IPT Counselling & EMDR Free Initial Consultation
for people living Exmouth, Sidmouth, Woodbury, Honiton, Ottery St Mary, Exeter, Topsham, Devon. 

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