Ruth Overington MA, BA, MBACP (Accred) Counsellor
I offer supervision to qualified counsellors, counselling students, and to practitioners from other professional backgrounds. I aim to provide my supervisee's with a reflective, supportive and ethically mindful space. I place an emphasis on the importance of realness and compassion in my work, promoting a human approach with strong professional boundaries.
I am an integrative therapist, with a person centred approach to my client work and supervision. My original Diploma was psychodynamic, I now use this theoretically to inform my practice, but not in process. Since completing my degree in counselling and psychotherapy I have been working as an integrative therapist, drawing my theoretical knowledge from the counselling approaches of person centred, existential, cognitive behavioural therapy and psychodynamic.
As a counsellor and previously as a practitioner within the statutory and voluntary sector I have gained experience of working with children, young people and adults. My experience covers counselling in mental health, a crisis centre, a university, primary and secondary schools. I have worked also within social care providing one to one and group support to parents and young people. I have managed and co-ordinated counselling services, volunteers and training. I also have personal experience of living and working abroad in a military setting.
I hold a PG Certificate in Supervision from KRCS, certified by the University of Gloucester and a Advanced Diploma in Counselling Supervision. My Supervision practice is based on an integration of three supervision models, Inskipp & Proctor's(1995) functional model, Page & Wosket's (2001) cyclical model and Hawkins and Shohet's (1989/2001) seven eyed model. I'm an accredited and registered member of the British Association for counselling & psychotherapy and I work in line with their ethical framework. Please feel free to contact me to discuss your supervision needs