Christine Martin

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Adv DIP. TA. (Psych) MBACP
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Exeter, Devon, EX1
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About me

I am a Psychotherapist in advanced training, and I practise counselling and psychotherapy using Transactional Analysis (TA). I was a mental health nurse for 22 years and in the past worked in inpatient and community roles and, of late, as a mental health mentor, in higher education.

I have a special interest in the transitions and dilemmas that can occur at any point during a woman’s life. These might include marrying; pregnancy; changes in role; relationship difficulties; and the challenges presented at menopause and during the aging process. It is common to experience uncertainty, confusion, fear, and pressure at times of change or loss. Depression and anxiety may emerge as well as other, less common mental health issues.

Times of change or loss can be difficult for everyone. I work with all genders, without discrimination.

I am open to bringing spirituality, another of my interests, into sessions if the client wishes to do so. 

I offer short and longer-term work depending on the needs of the client. 

Face to face sessions take place in a spacious, comfortable room in Exeter, Devon, with a Covid risk assessment in place. Online and telephone sessions are also available.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am trained in the modality of Transactional Analysis, a school of psychotherapy developed in the 1950s by a Canadian-born psychiatrist called Eric Berne. Transactional Analysis is still practised widely today because it offers an excellent foundation from which to understand how we as human beings develop, make the choices we do, and how change can come about. It uses the observations of here and now conversations to improve communication and relationships and is effective as a treatment modality for depression and anxiety, as well other mental health difficulties. 


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

I trained at the Iron Mill Institute in Exeter and achieved the following:

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

Foundation in Transactional Analysis

Transactional Analysis 101

I have a BSc. Ord.

Professional Memberships

United Kingdom Association for Transactional Analysis (UKATA) (RTE Diploma member)

British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) registered member

trained in the modality of Transactional Analysis, a school of psychotherapy

Member organisations

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).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

The list above is not exhaustive.

Therapies offered


£45.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income

Additional information

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.

Exeter, Devon, EX1

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Online platforms

Christine Martin
Christine Martin