Christina Hutchings, BA Hons, MBACP, 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 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:
- 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.
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.
- 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 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.
Recently, I have been using music and play therapy to work with elderly people with dementia, which I have really enjoyed.
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
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
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Drug addiction
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Low self-confidence
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic attacks
- 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 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:
£40 per hour for an Individual Counselling Session.
£40 per hour for Supervision or £50 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.
I offer concessions to Student Counsellors.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I have both day and evening appointments available on Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday.
Types of client
Supervision & training