Christina Hutchings, BA Hons, MBACP, Chulmleigh & Crediton Devon.
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 a private therapy rooms situated in a Health Spa in Chulmleigh and also 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:
- Work Related Stress
- Relationship Difficulties
- Eating Disorders
- Pregnancy and Childbirth
- Bereavement and Loss
- Childhood Related Issues
- Self Confidence
- Sexuality & Identity
Training, qualifications & experience
I have trained in Gestalt Therapy, Cognitive Behavourial Therapy (CBT) and Transactional Analysis.
In the Summer of 2019, I will finish my Supervision Diploma. I am currently offering Supervision, please contact me if you are interested and view my Supervision Profile.
- 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 Pastoral Care 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
- Working with Anxiety
- Eating Disorders
- Child Protection and Safeguarding
- Autism Awareness
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.
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
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Childhood bullying
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Low self-confidence
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Existential therapy
- Gestalt therapy
My private practice is based in the tranquil surroundings Chulmleigh and also in Morchard Bishop, Crediton in rural Devon, near Dartmoor and Exmoor National Parks and within easy reach of both Exeter and Barnstaple.
I offer a reduced rate of £20.00 for a 1 hour, no obligation initial consultation and thereafter my fees are as follows:
£40 per hour for an Individual Counselling Session.
£20 per hour for Supervision - Initial Consultation.
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.
I offer concessions to Student Counsellors.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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I have both day and evening appointments available and offer some concessions for people on low incomes.
Types of client
Supervision & training
I am an experienced and skilled Counsellor, currently undertaking a Supervision course at East Devon College. I am offering Supervision to both trainee and qualified Counsellors and Psychotherapists and to other Health Care Professionals.