WELCOME TO MY SUPERVISION PROFILE. Since qualifying as a counsellor in 2001, I have gained experience through building an established private practice. You are welcome to make a brief non chargeable appointment to talk through your supervision needs and for us both to observe if we can work well together.
My therapeutic 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. Currently Although most of my work involves counselling supervision as well as pastoral supervision, I provide private counselling and psychotherapy to individuals and couples. Referrals come through EAP referrals as well as the Churches Ministerial Counselling Service and Barnardos Link Adoption Support. Others come through the directories where I am listed. During the pandemic I provided COVID Bereavement Support through via a Kings College Hospital Charity and St Christophers Hospice.
I also offer supervision from an Internal Family Systems and EMDR perspective.
I have learned so much through some of the most complex issues I have had to face and therefore can offer supervision that is well grounded, rich, insightful and nourishing and creative. I work integratively using the following models: Person Centred, Gestalt, Transactional Analysis, Psychodynamic, Psychosynthesis, CBT and NLP Internal Family Systems (IFS) and EMDR. In addition to talking through client work, introducing creativity to enhance the work can be rich and powerful, giving deeper insight into the parts of clients that are affecting their lives. Also using imagery or objects relating the counsellor client relationship can be very powerful and enable my supervisees to see more clearly the transference and counter-transference between them.
I believe that a good working alliance is paramount to a successful supervisory relationship and that openness and honesty is an integral part.
I believe that effective supervision needs to be an enriching, enjoyable, supportive and collaborative experience. I don’t believe that supervision has to be heavy and serious always, as there needs to be an element of enjoyment and some humor within the ethical boundaries in which we work.
I can provide teaching within our sessions for supervisees who want to learn how to use effective creative tools or an introduction to other models that they have not been trained in.
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 facilitating a intensive 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 and Bromley Drug and Alcohol Service. I have also provided Diocesan Clergy Reflective Practice Supervision. I have continued to supervise groups at Cruse Bereavement - supervision of supervision, and St. Christopher's Hospice. 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 sessions with COVID Guidelines in place, telephone or Zoom appointments. I have availability for individuals or groups. My fee is £60 per hour for individuals and £80 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 who I am and the supervision I can offer you. Its also a lovely way for us to meet and see if we connect well with each other.
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.
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