Christina Hutchings

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BA Hons, MBACP, Senior Accredited SNCPS Acc Morchard Bishop
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Crediton EX17
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About me

Welcome.  I am a qualified and experienced Counsellor and Psychotherapist. I am a Senior Accredited Counsellor  with the National Counselling Society, SNCPS (Acc) 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 have been qualified for over 12 years.

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
  • LGBTQ+ Sexuality & Gender Dysphoria
  • Work Related Stress
  • Relationship Difficulties
  • Pregnancy and Childbirth
  • Bereavement and Loss
  • Childhood Related Issues
  • Trauma
  • Bullying
  • Self Confidence

Training, qualifications & experience

I have trained in Gestalt Therapy, Person Centred, Cognitive Behavioural 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 offer a free no obligation initial session and I am happy to answer any questions you may have.


  • Senior Accreditation: National Counselling and Psychotherapy Society (2023, NCPS)
  • Early Bird Programme: National Autistic Society (2023, NAS).
  • Certificate in Supervision: Level 6 (2019, East Devon Counselling Service)
  • Advanced Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling: Level 5 (2014, CPCAB)
  • Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling: Level 4 (2011, CPCAB)
  • Certificate in 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:

  • GSRD (LGBTQ+) Gender, Sexuality Relationship Diversity. 
  • Trans, Non-binary and Questioning Clients: Serge Nicholson.
  • Domestic Violence: Journey Counselling.
  • ASD/Autism Awareness: Early Bird Programme National Autistic Society.
  • Mindfulness: Heartwood, Dartington Hall.
  • Working with Anxiety: Jane Hancock, East Devon Counselling.
  • Child Protection and Safeguarding: Youth Worker Course: Mid Devon.
  • Dementia: Age Concern: South West.


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, their families and adults with a wide range of difficulties: trauma, relationships, depression and anxiety.

Recently, I have been working with elderly people with dementia, using music and play therapy.  I am currently working with the Intercom Trust and for last 10 years with the Amber Foundation: transforming the lives of young people, enabling them to integrate back into the Community.  I am also volunteering at a local Youth Club, which I thoroughly enjoy.

I am a GSRD 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:

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society (NCPS)

The National Counselling and Psychotherapy Society

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In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

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).

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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

National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society
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National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
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£50.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Health Insurance/EAP

  • BUPA
  • Health Assured
  • Aviva
  • Saga
  • Vitality
  • WPA

Additional information

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

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

£50 per hour for an Individual Counselling Session.

For Supervision: I offer an initial free 20 minute consultation either online  or on the telephone and thereafter my fees are as follows:

£50 per hour for Supervision

£70 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

I have appointments available on Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday and I have current availability for new supervisees.

Further information

I offer concessions to Student Counsellors, please contact me for further details.

Morchard Bishop, Crediton, Devon, EX17

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

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Children (0-12)
Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

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Online platforms

Microsoft Teams


In person

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

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Christina Hutchings
Christina Hutchings