Michael Owens

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London, TW8
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Supervision details

I am a qualified counselling supervisor with over fifteen years' experience providing supervision to trainee and experienced counsellors, and counselling trainers. The supervision I offer helps counsellors and trainers develop their clinical practice, explore ethical issues and enhance their self-care. 

What is supervision? The emphasis is on supporting you and your counselling work. It is an opportunity to reflect on your working process and therapeutic relationships, address any concerns you have and identify training needs.  I have my own monthly supervision to support my practice. 

How do I work? Supervision is a boundaried, confidential relationship, but there is no set agenda. I work with what you bring to the sessions. I look out for parallel processes and transference issues, and check these with you as they emerge. I also encourage mutual reviews of our developing relationship.

For counselling trainers, I can offer many years of experience running therapy training programmes in FE, HE and private settings. The emphasis will be on supporting your training delivery to student groups within an organisational setting.   

How much supervision is required? For trainees, we'll be guided by your course requirements. For experienced practitioners, it will depend on the number of clients you're seeing and your needs. I use the standard minimum of one and a half hours per month as a guide.  Cost: £70 per 50 minutes.

Testimonials for my supervision:

Throughout the time that I was a member of your supervision group, I think I really benefited from your approach, and the thoughtful considered pace with which each client's case and each member's respective contribution were synergised into such a supportive space in which we were all able to grow. You modelled empathic witnessing of your supervisee's experience and insight, while balancing a more directive approach when necessary. LS


Mike is an excellent supervisor who creates a safe and empathetic space for you to talk through your work with clients. Mike asks insightful questions to help you explore what’s on your mind, supporting you in your decision-making and ensuring you feel confident in your work. AB


I’ve worked with Mike for over a year now as part of a supervision group.

I find him down to earth, empathetic and very easy to open up to, he listens, validates feelings and opinions and provides clear constructive feedback which has been invaluable for my personal development and growth as a trainee counsellor.

Mike has a great sense of humour and that I feel puts his clients at ease and generates a very positive energy which is comfortable and easy to work with. I have learned a lot from my sessions with Mike, his experience and love for his work is obvious. I would without doubt recommend him to anyone. NH


Our supervision group meetings are a highlight of my volunteering work. Mike has created a holding environment which is nurturing, trusting, challenging and informative. He is consistently ethically minded and professional, with a calming presence and a good humour.

I always look forward to our monthly sessions to hear Mike’s views and input. NK


Mike provides excellent supervision.  His sessions are well-managed and he provides calm, considered feedback and advice.  Personally, I have learnt a great deal from Mike and feel more confident in my client sessions as a result of his experience and expertise. CW


Mike has provided a supportive and encouraging space for me to develop my skills, and have open, honest conversations around best practice. Mike has allowed me to explore, challenge and celebrate my ways of working, through positive reinforcement, validation and sound reasoning, and has also made himself available outside of supervision for me to discuss my practices. 

Mike is direct in his approach to issues, and mentors using a combination of personal experience, theoretical knowledge and Socratic questioning, which is really empowering for me as a supervisee. He doesn't dominate a conversation, but allows ideas to flow amongst the group, and can contribute where needed, with such knowledge and tact.

I have been guided toward better tailoring my approach to suit each client, and working more mindfully and dynamically, using different skills and techniques, which have had a real, positive impact on the client experience and my ways of working. KG


Mike never fails to challenge my best practice and we have informative group sessions from which I always learn a lot.

It is always a safe confidential space to explore our feelings and concerns.

Not only is Mike knowledgeable in counselling he brings professionalism to our group. KM

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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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.

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I am a qualified counselling supervisor with over fifteen years' experience providing supervision to trainee and experienced counsellors, and counselling trainers.


Michael Owens
Michael Owens