Carolyn Levett, MBACP, (Accred) Counselling and Supervision
WELCOME TO MY SUPERVISION PROFILE
Since qualifying as a counsellor in 2001, I have gained experience through building an established private practice.
Other work experience:
For five years, I co-facilitated an all-male 12-Step therapeutic rehabilitation programme of recovery from addictions for ex-offenders.
For four years I worked with Weight-Watchers International using my therapeutic skills as a weight loss consultant, supporting members with their eating issues and helping them to maintain a healthy weight and to function effectively, emotionally and physically too.
For four years I undertook the role of Senior Counsellor at Burrswood Rehabilitation Hospital. I worked with terminally ill patients together with other disabilities such as chronic fatigue syndrome, serious medical diagnoses such as MS and motor neurone disease. Other clients had complex mental health needs and personality disorders.
Taking all this experience into consideration and learning so much through some of the most complex issues I have had to face, I believe I can offer supervision that is well grounded, rich, insightful and nourishing.
I work integratively using the following models:
Person Centred, Gestalt, Transactional Analysis, Psychodynamic, Psychosynthesis, CBT and NLP. In addition to talking through client work introducing creativity to enhance it can be incredibly rich and powerful, often giving deeper insight into the work with clients in many different ways. The use of metaphor and imagery can contribute greatly and become effective tools in our work too.
I believe that a good working alliance is paramount to a successful supervisory relationship and that openness and honesty are an integral part of it.
I offer a warm confidential and informative supervisory service to my supervisees. I can provide teaching within our sessions for supervisees who want to learn how to use effective creative tools or other models that they have not been trained in.
I highly value the relationship I have with my supervisees and I believe that effective supervision needs to be an enriching, enjoyable and a supportive experience. I don’t believe that supervision has to be heavy and serious as there needs to be an element of enjoyment and some fun involved too, while holding the boundaries in place.
Here is a brief outline of my supervision experience:
After graduating in 2001 with an Advanced Diploma in Integrative Humanistic Counselling I then gained BACP Accreditation and UKRCP Registration. After seven years of varied experience gained through private practice and running a therapeutic programme at rehab with ex-offenders I obtained my certificate in Psychosynthesis Supervision. Since that time, while continuing to work privately with individual supervisees, I ran a supervision group offering support to helpline workers at the Croydon Rape and Sexual Abuse Support Centre. After this I have continued working with individuals privately and running groups at Cruse Bereavement - supervision of supervision, Bromley Drug and Alcohol Service and St. Christopher's Hospice. I have also provided reflective practice supervision to clergy.
In addition to the therapeutic supervision that I offer, I have gained a certificate in Pastoral Supervision with APSE and offer this service to anyone who works in a pastoral capacity in any sector of the community including churches and to those of other faiths.
I offer face to face supervision for groups or individuals and also Skype or telephone supervision sessions for individuals.
My fee is £50 per hour for individuals and £60 per hour for groups (max 4 persons per group).
I invite you to call me on 07747 742258 and book a 30-minute non-chargeable taster session to experience a brief introduction to the supervision I can offer you.