Ruth McIlroy

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Reg NCPS (Snr Accred) Counsellor and Supervisor
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

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Alnwick, Northumberland, NE66
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

Supervision details

I'm a Reg NCPS (Snr Accred) Counsellor and Supervisor with more than 20 years NHS and private practice experience. I offer supervision for post-qualification person-centred, relational and humanistic counsellors/therapists, and practitioners in other helping professions.

My aim as a supervisor is to help you develop your practice, and to offer a safe and stimulating space in which you can share both successes and dilemmas. I would hope you could use supervision with me to develop as a practitioner in a creative space, becoming increasingly reflective about your work, building your own best practice, and finding your skills, confidence and effectiveness as a practitioner developing.

I would hope to encourage you to explore work with clients without feeling defensive or judged. You may also wish to be open to a fresh perspective on your practice, and may appreciate appropriate challenge in the spirit of mutual interest in developing your learning edge, and self-enquiry as to best practice.

I have substantial experience offering individual and group supervision to counsellors/therapists in private practice, to NHS staff, to staff in counselling agencies, and to non-counsellor helping professionals.

When online, I use equipment with firewalls, virus protection and password protection, and in person work is from private dedicated counselling/supervision spaces. 

Supervision is offered at a fee of £50 per hour.  

Choosing the right supervisor is important to your practice. I welcome you to come and talk openly and freely about your supervision needs in a non-chargeable half hour session.

I appear on the The Anti-Discrimination Race Aware Directory (  

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In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

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Alnwick, Northumberland, NE66

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Wheelchair user access
Wheelchair user access

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Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

The consultation room is up one flight of stairs. A ground level room is also possible, and this is accessible by most wheelchairs depending on their size; alternative premises are available if this is not so.

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Type of session

In person

NCPS(Snr Accred) Supervisor. I work in a relational, creative way, supporting your practice both collaboratively and in an enquiring/challenging mode.