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BA Hons, MBACP, (Accred NCS) Morchard Bishop Crediton Devon

About me

Welcome.  I am a qualified and experienced Counsellor and Psychotherapist. I am an Accredited Counsellor with the National Counselling Society and a Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).  I work with children (6 years and upwards), young people and adults.

I offer Face to Face,  Online, Telephone and Walk and Talk Therapy sessions.

I work in the beautiful surroundings of Rural Mid Devon and have a private therapy room situated in Morchard Bishop, 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 1 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:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Work Related Stress
  • Relationship Difficulties
  • Eating Disorders
  • Pregnancy and Childbirth
  • Bereavement and Loss
  • Childhood Related Issues
  • Trauma
  • Bullying
  • Self Confidence
  • Sexuality & Identity

Training, qualifications & experience

I have trained in Gestalt Therapy, Cognitive Behavourial Therapy (CBT) and Transactional Analysis.

Clinical Supervision

I am a qualified Supervisor and offer Clinical Supervision to both Trainee and qualified Counsellors and Health Care Professionals.  Please contact me if you are interested and view my Supervision Profile.  I am happy to answer any questions you may have.

Qualifications

  • Certificate in Supervision: Level 6 (East Devon Counselling Service)
  • 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 (2009, Iron Mill)
  • Diploma in Clinical Psychology and Counselling (2002, 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
  • Mindfulness
  • Working with Anxiety
  • Eating Disorders
  • Child Protection and Safeguarding
  • Dementia
  • Autism Awareness


Experience

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) Exeter Homeless Action Group and Age Concern, I have been supporting children and their families and also adults with a wide range of difficulties: trauma, relationships, depression and anxiety.

Recently, I have been volunteering at a local Youth Club and using music and play therapy to work with elderly people with dementia, which I have really enjoyed.

I am a LGBT+ Affirmative Therapist.

I have a current Enhanced DBS Check (formerly CRB).  I am registered with the Information Commissioner's office (ICO).

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

Member organisations

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

My private practice is based in the tranquil surroundings of Morchard Bishop, Crediton in rural Mid Devon, near Dartmoor and Exmoor National Parks.

I offer a reduced rate of £20.00 for a 1 hour, no obligation initial consultation for Counselling or Supervision and thereafter my fees are as follows:

£45 per hour for an Individual Counselling Session.
£45 per hour for Supervision or £60 for a one and a half hour session.

If you would like to find out more information or make an appointment, please contact me and I will respond to you as soon as I can, within 48 hours.

Thank you.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

I have appointments available on Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday.

Further information

 
I offer concessions to Student Counsellors.

Morchard Bishop, Crediton, Devon, EX17

The Meeting Place, Church Street, Morchard Bishop, Crediton, Devon, EX17 6PJ

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Organisations

Online platforms

Skype
Zoom

Supervision

In person
Online
Phone

I offer Clinical Supervision to both trainee and experienced Counsellors and other Health Professionals. Concessions are available for Students.

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