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Are you looking for counselling supervision to develop and safeguard your work with clients?Supervision for counsellors, counsellors-in-training and                    "I felt I could share even the most  difficult  of situationsother individuals and                               in the totally non-judgemental and accepting space           organisations within the                          Helene creates.  I really value her insight which has an social care field, looking for                    accuracy and relevance to it which reveal her deep level support with their client work.                 of experience."                Are any of these statements true for you:“I am a trainee counsellor just starting work with clients. How do I apply theoretical learning to my practice? How do I stay in touch with my own counselling model when my placement professes different theoretical approaches? How do I work with clients from the beginning through to the ending of the therapeutic relationship?"I have just completed my counsellor training and have some experience of working with clients. How do I hold the boundaries and containment of the therapeutic space whilst bringing warmth and openness to my client work? How do I meet the challenges and triggers that arise while staying present with my clients?“I am an experienced counsellor developing and deepening my client work. How do I ensure integrity and creativity in my established practice? How do I describe my evolving practice model? How do I invite alternative perspectives into my work?“I am a social care practitioner working with a variety of clients with challenging life experiences. How do I respond to the complex needs of my clients whilst holding safe boundaries for them and for myself? How do I get restoration and support for myself when my work practice is difficult and overwhelming?You can explore all of these questions in the supervision space.Your Qualities?You are likely to benefit from the supervision I offer if:. You are committed to safeguarding the interests of your clients through reflection and inquiry . You are open to feedback and alternative perspectives on your way of working . You are willing to risk showing yourself as a practitioner in the interests of the therapeutic process What Can You Expect?When you work with me, you can expect:. Support in developing insight and competence with your client work . Space and encouragement to develop your own internal supervisor . Sustenance through all stages of client relationships . Space to describe and unfold your evolving theoretical model . Opportunities to explore your work with differing client needs . Space to safeguard integrity and creativity in your client work My ApproachI believe that a healthy and supportive relationship between counsellor and supervisor is essential for safe, aware and creative client work. It is important to me, when working as a supervisor, that the counsellor experiences:. Deep and sincere appreciation of their intention when working with a client. This includes valuing      their personal meaning and sense of their own work.. Safety to express fears, doubts and difficult feelings arising from their client practice, to help with   exploration of 'blindspots' and potentially harmful dynamics in relationships with clients. A relationship in   which the counsellor can feel free to express experiences and their related emotions.. Openness, interest and creativity in the supervisory relationship for exploring thoughts and ideas. A   space to wonder and experiment.. Questions, challenges and inquiries about their practice. A trust in the supervisor's commitment to   safeguard the ethics of the work.. Congruence in the perceptions and reactions of the supervisor. A relationship which can be   experienced dynamically and through which the counsellor can develop trust and awareness.About MeI am a qualified and experienced supervisor, accredited by the National Counselling Society (NCS) and adhering to their ethical framework.  I am also a member of the Person-Centred Association (tPCA) and a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).  I offer supervision to both qualified and trainee counsellors.  I am a visiting lecturer on the BA(Hons) Counselling & Psychotherapy affiliated to Anglia Ruskin University, and an assessor for the Metanoia Institute.  I previously taught at Lambeth College and the City Lit in London, on counselling certificate and diploma courses.  I have a private counselling practice working with individuals and couples.Supervision Sessions & FeesI offer supervision sessions face-to-face, by telephone or via zoom/skype.  I work with individuals and small groups.Fees for individuals are £60 per hour.  Fees for groups are arranged by negotiation.To find out more or to book an initial session, contact me on 020 7625 3247 or 07967 299 072 or click on link at top of page to email

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West Hampstead, London, NW6

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The property is not wheelchair accessible due to a narrow front doorway. Home visits may be possible, depending on distance.

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Person-centred supervision for trainee and qualified counsellors. Nearly 30 years experience, including as a counsellor trainer.