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MBACP (Accred)

Supervision details

I have an Advanced Diploma in Supervision from The University of Warwick. I offer supervision for both qualified counsellors and counsellors in training. I believe that the main aim of supervision is to help you grow in understandingof yourself and of the therapeutic process. Supervision will be led by you andmy aim is to that we can co create a relationship which is open, accepting andsupportive. I will not tell you how you must work with clients as I feel it isimportant for you to find your own way, one that is real for you. I may offerexamples of clients I’ve worked with or things that I may have done in similarsituations. This will be for us to discuss or to think about and not to saythat I think that’s the only way.  My way of working is to focus on you and your understanding so will not be solely focused on your clients. Please bring all of yourself and by that I mean for youto bring aspects of what is happening for you in your personal life. I thinkit’s important to include this in supervision as this can have a huge impact onyour counselling work. If you are in training then please also feel free to bring any  aspects of your training and any questions or thoughts you’re having about theory and how this relates to practice.  I believe it’s important that supervision is a 2 way process and so I welcome andencourage a continuous review of the process. What I mean is that if there’sanything you find isn’t working for you, or if something is particularlyhelpful, I would like to hear about it. This helps to make sure that you aregetting your needs met. My aim is that we can create a relationship built on mutual respect. One in which we can both be open and real. If we can do that then hopefully you will feel free to be transparent particularly about times when perhaps you feel you have ‘got it wrong’ as these are the greatest opportunities for learning and growth. It’s important to me that we have some fun while we are doing all of this too!Supervision costs are: -£50 per hour.  This fee is negotiable for those on a low income.

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Maidenhead, Berkshire, SL6 3QF

Key details

My quiet, private therapy room is on ground level.

Type of session

In person

I have an Advanced Diploma in Supervision from The University of Warwick.