Christine Fritsch

I offer counselling to adults and young people for a range of issues and difficulties from domestic abuse, to bereavement, loss, anxiety, low self esteem, isolation, burn out, stress and depression.
I am based in Okehampton and Exeter.

I am a qualified counsellor and can offer you a safe and confidential space that allows you to explore any concerns that you might have and how to move forward into a happier and more fulfilled life.

I see everyone as an individual and put my whole attention onto the person rather than the problem. I believe that everyone has the ability to heal and discover their full potential. My role is to facilitate this process.

I am on the NCS (National Counselling Society) accredited register, which is a register that has been accredited by the Professional Standards Authority. Thereby I demonstrate my commitment to high professional standards, to enhancing safety and delivering a better service to my clients.

I am trained in Transactional Analysis (TA) and Gestalt and use an integrative approach to counselling.

I am a qualified independent domestic violence advisor (IDVA) and for the last 10 years have been supporting individuals who are experiencing domestic. I understand how devastating an effect domestic abuse can have on an adult or child survivor. Domestic abuse is always the fault of the abuser and never the fault of the abused person

I am experienced in facilitating Pattern Changing courses for women who have or are in an abusive relationship. Where appropriate I use my Pattern Changing knowledge and resources in one to one counselling for individuals who will benefit from this specialist approach.

I am a skilled domestic abuse trainer and have delivered training to GP surgeries, early years practitioners, Devon and Cornwall Fire Service, Rethink, RD&E, (safeguarding team and onward care team), North Devon Council and others.

I hold an up to date enhanced DBS certificate and indemnity and liability insurance.


Masters Degree in Psychology – Innsbruck University, Austria
Level 3 Certificate in Counselling – South Devon College, Paignton
Level 4 Diploma in counselling Young People and Adolescents – R.I.Q.T.A. , Torquay
Independent Domestic Violence Advisor – SafeLifes, Bristol
TA 101 – Iron Mill College, Exeter

I offer counselling to individuals on a one to one basis.

I offer counselling to adults and young people from the age of 14 years.

I offer a free initial 30 minute consultation which will enable each person to decide if counselling is the right approach for them and if I am the right person for them.

Fee: £40 for a 50 minute session.

I accept self and agency referrals.

I practise in Okehampton and Exeter.

I offer bespoke domestic abuse training and consultancy to agencies.

Accredited Voluntary Register


Find out more about the services we offer by clicking the headings below

  1. If you have been affected by domestic abuse and you need a safe place to talk about what happened to you and how this has affected you, counselling may give you this space. You will not be judged as I understand that domestic abuse is never the fault of the person on the receiving end but always the responsibility of the abuser! I have been supporting victims and survivors of domestic abuse for 10 years and am fully aware about the impact that domestic abuse can have on a person.

  2. Everyone has the right to a life free from abuse, violence and crime! If you have been attacked, harassed or hurt because of who you are and you need to talk to someone in confidence, I can offer you a safe and confidential space to explore what you went through and how you can get onto the road to recovery.

  3. I am a qualified children and young person counsellor. I can offer a safe and confidential space to listen to you. I will never judge you or tell you what to do. Together we can explore what happened to to you and how you can find a way to a positive and brighter future. You will be in control of the pace of any sessions and we can use creative ways of exploring your feelings and thoughts.

  4. Counselling provides you with a safe and confidential space where you can explore you feelings and thoughts. I will never tell you what to do or judge you. Counselling can help you to gain clarity and find your own way forward. If you have low self esteem, depression, anxiety, feel stuck in life, had a bereavement, relationship breakdown, experienced bullying, domestic abuse or a burn out, together we can break through the dark clouds and get you onto the road to a brighter future.

  5. If you have been affected by the loss of someone important to you, you may benefit of talking this through with an independent person. Counselling can offer you the safe space you need to connect with you feelings and to guide you through the various stages of grief. It can also help you to adjust to the new life with all its changes. Counselling can help to find you a place for your loss so you can carry on with life and finally find acceptance.