Counselling and psychotherapy professionals recognise that the trust between the client and the counsellor can be the most important factor in facilitating long term growth and wellbeing. As a counselling supervisor, one part of my role is to make sure that the client's trust is not misplaced.
Counsellors and psychotherapists working in accordance with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) are required to engage in monthly clinical supervision for a minimum 1.5 hours. The supervisor checks out the wellbeing of their supervisee and reviews anonymous client case material to make sure that the counsellor is doing everything possible, within the limits of their training, to facilitate psychological growth in the client. Supervisors also make sure that counsellors understand their legal responsibilities.
I trained as a clinical supervisor, gaining an Advanced Diploma in the Supervision of Counsellors & Psychotherapists from Warwick University in 2009 and have been involved in supervising the work of counsellors and psychotherapists continuously since then. I have supervised the counselling practice of therapists working in colleges, universities, prisons, mental health, hospices, secondary and primary schools and in specialist services for bereavement, sexual abuse and older clients.
I offer supervision to individuals and groups. I work collaboratively to maintain best practice, to ensure the safety of clients and to encourage the ongoing development of therapists, both in and beyond core training. Fees are variable dependent on circumstances and group size.