Alison MacDonald

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BA(Couns & Psych) MSc(Psych) MBACP (Snr. Accred)
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Ash Vale, Surrey, GU12
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Supervision details

I have a Diploma in Individual and Group Supervision: Counselling, Psychotherapy and Related Professions awarded by Cascade Training Associates.

I am a BACP Senior Accredited Supervisor (Individuals). I offer one-to-one supervision and group supervision.

I enjoy working with trainee counsellors, qualified counsellors and those working in pastoral care.

I have a collegial approach and so offer - 

  • An empathic, understanding outlook where sharing insights is encouraged.
  • Alternative ideas and creative working processes
  • Encouragement and appropriate challenge
  • Particularly for beginners, a calming and holding environment suitable for some revelations about your work which might otherwise seem a bit risky.
  • And last but not least interest, involvement & commitment.

My counselling modality is integrative but I am happy to work with colleagues who come from different orientations and currently have supervisee's whose modalities are Integrative, Person Centred, TA, CBT, Sensorimotor, Play therapy and Pschosynthesis. I draw upon Inskipp and Proctors functions: restorative, formative and normative, alongside Edward and Chen's Strength Based Supervision model (which supports the belief that the supervisee has the answer but they need the right support and facilitation to find that answer) and Hawkins and Shohet's 'seven eyed' model. I have experience supervising counsellors and psychotherapists working for a voluntary agency for young people aged 10 - 30 years. I have experience working with trainees and enjoy facilitating their development. I see supervisee's in my private practice with a variety of theoretical backgrounds and a wide range of experience, including trainees. I supervise those working in pastoral care. My fee is £70 per hour. I sometimes offer concessions to trainee counsellors or those working in a voluntary capacity.

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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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
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Ash Vale, Surrey, GU12

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I am a BACP Senior Accredited Supervisor (Individuals). I offer one-to-one supervision and group supervision.


Alison MacDonald
Alison MacDonald