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I provide counselling supervision to a number of colleges and universities on behalf of their Bsc and MSc students, as well as provide clinical supervision to front line staff.

I aim to provide clinical supervision that energises & stimulates your continued growth and development for the benefit of your clients and you.

I combine Proctor’s 3 Function Model and Page & Wosket's Cyclical Model of supervision. These are useful frameworks to guide our work together.

Proctor’s 3 Function’s:

Formative function (Learning)

·        Clinical supervision attends to expanding the skills, abilities and understandings of the supervisee.

Restorative function (Support)

·        Clinical supervision attends to how client work impacts the supervisee.

Normative function (Accountability)

·        Clinical supervision attends to the safety and effectiveness of the supervisee’s practice.

Both my Clinical and Supervisory practice is informed by the BACP’s Ethical Framework & Professional Guidelines.

Over the  years. alongside client work, I have additionally spent considerable time working with supervisees from a variety of different settings in both the public, private and voluntary sectors, across varying levels of experience from trainees to very experienced therapists. I also facilitate group supervision in a number of different settings.

My fundamental approach is to offer supervision as a place to receive support and mentoring alongside  challenge appropriate to I bring with me the curiosity and ability to provide a safe space to also explore the sometimes complex overlapping challenges  in the counselling and supervisory relationships. 

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Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages Urdu and Punjabi


Wheelchair user access

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Wheelchair user access

toilet available on site


Evenings and week ends including some mornings and some afternoons.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme


Zahida Abbas. Trauma Consultant, Psychotherapist & Clinical Supervisor

Zahida Abbas. Trauma Consultant, Psychotherapist & Clinical Supervisor