Dawn McHale

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Accred MBACP MA Counselling All ages Playtherapy Supervision
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Bristol, Somerset, BS4
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Available for new clients

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Supervision details

I provide clinical, Integrative supervision for individuals, groups and organisations.

With an MA in Counselling/Consultative Supervision I can offer a focus on creative techniques in supervision where appropriate, or integrate them into our working alliance. Based in South Bristol, and I am also able to travel to organisation venues where necessary. Where availability is limited I am also able to offer telephone and online supervision.

Having worked in mental health settings for over forty years and in bereavement counselling for over twenty years, my training included a wide range of issues including facilitating a number of self-help groups on: bereavement, loss, abuse, stress management, relationships, gender, sexuality, self-harm, suicide, bullying, children, older people, pregnancy, miscarriage, abortion and vasectomy, and sexual health issues . I look forward to hearing from you to discuss your needs.

As a Master Practitioner in Eating Disorders I can bring this knowledge and experience to supervision to support working with clients with issues around food and identity.

I can also bring my experience of being a supervisor for Bristol Crisis Service for Women, for Bristol Mind, for PACT (Prison Service), Self-Injury Self-Help, RELATE Mid-Wiltshire, Off-The-Record, Bath, St Peter's Hospice, Second Step, One25 and schools over many years. I also have long-term experience of working with women who self-harm and women who have been raped and abused. 

I have been delivering Reflective Practice Sessions to organisations for many years.  I taught on a range of counselling courses including the Foundation Degree in Counselling, the Foundation Degree in Creative Arts Therapies, the Foundation Degree in Working with Addiction, and Youth Work

.As a qualified and experienced counsellor working with children, young people and their families, I can offer supervision around issues in child and young people's counselling/therapy,  and working with parents. I also offer Reflective Practice groups to school staff. My fees are £50 per hour.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
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Bristol, Somerset, BS4

Key details

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Wheelchair user access

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South Bristol venue accessible with free parking (one very tiny step). More information on request.

Additional languages

I have some Sign Language but am not fluent, also Welsh.

Type of session

In person

Integrative supervision: creative exploration, forty years of experience all age clients, range of settings: organisations, schools, private practice.


Dawn McHale
Dawn McHale