Christina Hutchings, BA Hons, MBACP, Chulmleigh and Crediton.
0754 897 2668
Welcome. I am a qualified and experienced Counsellor and Psychotherapist. I am a Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).
I work in the beautiful surroundings of Rural Devon and have therapy rooms in both Chulmleigh and Crediton.
Counselling offers you the space and opportunity to explore a difficult experience and your thoughts and feelings about this in a safe, supportive and non-judgemental environment. The counselling sessions are confidential and the therapeutic work focuses on what you want to share and would like to achieve or gain from Counselling.
I offer a reduced rate, no obligation one hour initial consultation which gives you the opportunity to decide if you feel counselling would be beneficial and helpful for you.
I work towards enabling you to develop your potential, feel empowered and find strategies to lead a more fulfilling life, to feel more confident and positive about the future.
I have experience in the following areas:
- Work Related Stress
- Relationship Difficulties
- Eating Disorders
- Pregnancy and Childbirth
- Bereavement and Loss
- Childhood Related Issues
- Self Confidence
Training, qualifications & experience
I have trained in Gestalt Therapy, Cognitive Behavourial Therapy (CBT) and Transactional Analysis.
- Advanced Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling: Level 5 (2014, CPCAB)
- Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling: Level 4 (2011, CPCAB)
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy: Levels 1,2 and 3.
- Advanced Certificate in Transactional Analysis (2008, Iron Mill)
- Diploma in Pastoral Care and Counselling (2001, Bridge Foundation)
- Psychology Degree, BA Hons (1999, University of Bedfordshire)
Continual Professional Development
I am committed to my own Continual Professional Development and have recently completed courses in:
- Domestic Violence
- Working with Anxiety
- Eating Disorders
- Child Protection and Safeguarding
- Autism Awareness
Alongside my private practice, I am currently working with elderly people with dementia and mental health issues. Since 2001, through my work with the NHS (Children's Services) and Local Charities and Agencies including: Journey Counselling Service, CAMHS (Child and Adolescent Mental Health) and Exeter Homeless Action Group, I have been supporting children and their families and also adults with trauma and mental health difficulties.
I have a current Enhanced DBS Check (formerly CRB).
As a Registered member of the BACP, I work within their Ethical Framework and have regular supervision.
For further information, please see my website: www.christinahutchings.uk
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Attachment disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Physical abuse
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Existential therapy
- Gestalt therapy
My practice is based in the tranquil surroundings of Chulmleigh in rural Devon, near Dartmoor and Exmoor National Parks and within easy reach of Exeter and Barnstaple.
In addition, I also work on the outskirts of Crediton, where I have a second therapy room, if this would be more convenient for you.
I offer a reduced rate of £10.00 for a one hour, no obligation initial consultation and thereafter my fees are as follows:
£35 per hour for an Individual Counselling Session.
If you would like to find out more information or make an appointment, please contact me and I will respond to you within 48 hours.
I work on Tuesdays in Chulmleigh, from 10am-4pm and Wednesdays and Thursdays in Crediton, from 10am-8pm.
I offer concessions to Student Counsellors and some concessions for people on a low income.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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I am available in Chulmleigh on Tuesdays 10-4 and Crediton on Wednesdays and Thursdays 10-8. I have day and evening appointments available and offer concessions for people on low incomes.
Types of client