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About me

Hello, my name is Christine and I practice counselling and psychotherapy in Exeter, Devon. I wish to offer you, listening, acceptance and support. I understand that it can feel very difficult to talk about your worries or difficulties to a stranger. I want to offer you a calm and steadying presence who values you and your story as a fellow human being, so that you feel that this is a time and space for you where I will be alongside you.

I am committed to working in a safe, confidential and non-judgmental environment. I started my business because I believe in the ability of counselling and psychotherapy to help people change their lives.

I think of my practice as a place to tell your story - to talk about concerns or issues from the past or present, or to deal with times of uncertainty or crisis. Clients may wish to get to know themselves better, develop choices, or make new decisions which support them to live the life they want to live.

My approach is to work together as partners in our sessions, so that you feel respected and supported. I value each client’s experiences, thoughts and emotions as unique and valuable, and at the centre of our work. My aim is to bring a professional approach to our time together, in a safe and private space. In a first session we can talk about the difficulties you are experiencing and this will help you to see if you feel comfortable about working with me.

Training, qualifications & experience

I use Transactional Analysis which uses observation of here and now conversations to improve communication and relationships and it is also a way of understanding personality.

I started my working life in administration roles, until a little later in life when I trained as a Mental health nurse. Psychotherapy training has enabled me to build on and deepen those foundations and work with people in a different way. I am a psychotherapist in advanced training.

BSc. Ord.

Transactional Analysis 101

Foundation in Transactional Analysis

Advanced Diploma in Transactional Analysis Psychological Studies (completion of Advanced TA Psychotherapy course).

Two years in practice.

I am also currently working towards a Certificate in Transactional Analysis (CTA).

Member organisations

BACP

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

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

The list above is not exhaustive.

Therapies offered

  • Transactional analysis

Fees

Please call or email me to have a short conversation to talk about what you would like to get out of counselling or therapy, and if we are happy to continue, we can arrange a first session.

I offer short and longer term sessions for Adults (18yrs+), as we can discuss online, telephone or face-to-face.
Sessions last 50 minutes, £45 per session, payment by Bank transfer on the day. I have a concessionary space available.

Concessions offered for

  • Low income

Exeter
Devon
EX1

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None

Accessibility

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Christine Martin

Christine Martin