Susanna Martin

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Bacp Senior Accredited Counsellor & Supervisor
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Cottingham, East Riding of Yorkshire, HU16
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Supervision details

I have been practising as a supervisor for more than 15 years and gained Senior BACP Accreditation as a supervisor in 2012. During this time I have had the pleasure of providing both clinical supervision and consultative support to many practitioners within the field. I provide external supervision for therapists working within organisational contexts such as the NHS /IAPT system which can be particularly challenging due to the differing needs and requirements of both the organisation and the membership body. I also offer supervision and support for those who work therapeutically with young people, having worked in this area for many years myself and having gained extensive knowledge and understanding in terms of the complexities that arise when working within a multi-disciplinary team in a school based setting. I have worked in private practise continuously for more than 20 years, offering counselling & psychotherapy, supervision, mentoring and training. I have also carried out extensive CPD training throughout this time and have a great deal of experience and knowledge as well as networking and resources to bring to the role of supervisor. The  supervision process is a shared journey of discovery as well as being an integral part of the professional standards and ethics that counsellors and psychotherapists are required to adhere to. It is really important therefore that the supervisor and supervisee have a meaningful connection and shared understanding so that client work can be supported appropriately with the safety and best interest of the client at the heart of the process. As a senior accredited practitioner I adhere srrictly to the Bacp ethical framework and have a vested interest in promoting best practice and, in particular, the upholding of clear, firm boundaries within the field of counselling & psychotherapy.  I offer an integrative humanistic approach with the aim of establishing a therapeutic relationship in the first place. I work collaboratively with the supervisee, embracing their strengths and individual style as well as identifying their developmental needs and areas for growth. In my experience, when openness and trust are present in the relationship, the supervisee will feel able to explore their own feelings and responses to the client's material, thus bringing about increased relational depth and adding much meaning to the therapeutic process within supervision.   I believe that the place of 'self' in therapeutic work is of vital importance in order to help maintain the therapists own emotional health as well as attending to the needs of the client.  In my own approach as a therapist I value authenticity and realness as key components within the therapeutic relationship and this is supported within my own supervision where I have found that listening and attending to myself has significantly shaped and informed how I work with others.  I also believe that we, as therapists, need to model a healthy work life balance and this requires us to be open and honest about any pressures in our own lives that may be a barrier to making appropriate healthy lifestyle choices. I am therefore keen to ensure that adequate space is used in supervision sessions for 'working on self', monitoring professional development,  exploring the therapists own strengths & limitations, and reviewing supervision needs to fit with the therapists growth as a practitioner.    I work from my therapy room in Cottingham, on the outskirts of Hull. I offer both 'in person' and 'online' supervision sessions.  My fees are as follows; £60 per hour       1-1 supervision / consultative support £70 per hour      supervision for organisations

If you would like to speak with me after reading about the supervision I offer please telephone me directly on Tel 07932 187792 or send me an email via the contact button. I will be happy to answer any questions you may have and look forward to hearing more about you and your area of work.  

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
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Cottingham, East Riding of Yorkshire, HU16

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In person

I am a qualified & accredited supervisor with 15 years experience. I offer a warm, humanistic approach with equal amounts of support and challenge.