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About me

I am a Psychotherapist in advanced training, and I practise counselling and psychotherapy using Transactional Analysis (TA). I have been 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. 

Qualifications

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

Registered Mental Nurse (RMN).

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

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

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
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults

Key details

DBS checked

Online platforms

Zoom
Christine Martin Adv DIP. TA. (Psych) MBACP RMN

Christine Martin Adv DIP. TA. (Psych) MBACP RMN