What I bring to the table as a Supervisor is tremendous experience as a counsellor and CBT therapist; having worked within NHS Adult Mental Health, University Counsellor, MacMillan Cancer and Bereavement and Lancashire MIND.
BACP Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions (2016):
“Supervision is essential to how practitioners sustain good practice throughout their working life. Supervision provides practitioners with regular and ongoing opportunities to reflect in depth about all aspects of their practice in order to work as effectively, safely and ethically as possible. Supervision also sustains the personal resourcefulness required to undertake the work.
Good supervision is much more than case management. It includes working in depth on the relationships between practitioner and client in order to work towards desired outcomes and positive effects. This requires adequate levels of privacy, safety and containment for the supervisee to undertake this work. Therefore a substantial part or preferably all of supervision needs to be independent of line management.” (Sections 50, 51)
I encourage my supervisees to explore not only casework but factors that may impact upon their practice, such as work and personal stressors. I offer an integrative approach, to facilitate reflection and promote fresh insight. I aim to develop my supervisees by providing a balance of support, challenge and growth - helping to identify choices and responsibilities, whilst recognising boundaries and limitations.
My mission is to educate, empower and inspire you.
I am based in Bolton (close to Bolton School) in a warm and comfortable setting. My fees for qualified therapists are £45.00 per hour and half session. I offer a special rate to students.