Bo Bloomfield

Bo Bloomfield

Otley
West Yorkshire
LS21

07941521363

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About me

Counsellor

I am a senior accredited Practitioner with twenty years unbroken practice working with children, adolescents and adults in education from Primary School through to University. I also worked for ten years in the NHS and for twenty years in private practice. I am relationally trained and my fundamental belief is that therapeutic change comes about through the systematic use of the therapeutic relationship. My key task is to create an empowering alliance with the client by communicating the attitudes and skills of the person-centred approach.

Currently, I work therapeutically with children and adults in a number of different settings, so I have experience of counselling clients from a range of backgrounds presenting with a diverse range of clinical issues working to both short term and long term clinical contracts.

Clinical Supervisor

I work from the premise that supervision is driven by a twofold purpose: to ensure the welfare and safety of the client and to help support and develop the work of the counsellor. I am an experienced supervisor of trainees, qualified counsellors and groups. I have been in practice as a supervisor since 2011. I am relationally-trained and my fundamental belief is that therapeutic change comes about through the systematic use of the therapeutic relationship. My key task is to create an empowering alliance with the client by communicating the attitudes and skills of the person-centred approach. My supervision practice is also relational. By creating a climate of warmth, trust, genuineness and respect, my attention and energy are firmly focused on the supervisory relationship since its quality determines overall effectiveness. A culture of openness to learning and personal re-evaluation goes with the supervisee as they make the journey from trainee to experienced practitioner. Supervision has been central to the development of my own style and way of working. My intention is to provide an interpersonally focused relationship that facilitates the development of therapeutic competence whilst containing and holding the client work in a therapeutic triad. This enables the supervisee to fully attend to client need. By encouraging supervisees to be aware of their internal processes, to monitor emotional responses and experiences within their work, I attempt to increase awareness of who the supervisee may be to the client. I encourage the supervisee to notice what they experience in the relationship and consider if this experience relates to their own unresolved conflicts or if it is their response to the client playing out old patterns of relating.

Training, qualifications & experience

Training & Qualifications

  • 2019 Certificate in Working with Couples
  • 2011 Diploma in the Practice of Supervision
  • 2009​​​ Postgraduate Diploma in Psychological Therapies
  • 1999​​​ BSC (Hons) Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (BACP Accredited Course)
  • 1998​​​ Transactional Analysis 101 (Certificate)
  • 1995​​​ AEB Certificate in Counselling Skills

Experience

I am a senior accredited counsellor with twenty years unbroken practice with children adolescents and adults in education from Primary School to University. I have also worked in the NHS and in private practice.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

BACP

Accredited register membership

Fees

£50 per session.

Further information

I can offer telephone and ‘Skype’ sessions in conjunction with, or instead of, face-to-face sessions if this is more convenient.

Maps & Directions

Otley, LS21

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None

Accessibility

Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: Unspecified

Supervision & training

I work from the premise that supervision is driven by a twofold purpose: to ensure the welfare and safety of the client and to help support and develop the work of the counsellor.

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