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:
- 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 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
- 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 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
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Concessions offered for
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.
I have appointments available on Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday.
I offer concessions to Student Counsellors.