Heather Morfett

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Integrative Counsellor, MBACP (Accredited & Registered)
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Plymouth, Devon, PL9 9SJ
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

Supervision details

I completed a Diploma in Mindfulness-Based Contemplative Supervision at the Karuna Institute, Dartmoor.

In Contemplative Supervision the supervisor and supervisee bring a mindful awareness to the three elements of client observation – body, speech and mind.   
Body – this might involve noticing how the client walks into the room and observations about their physical appearance, such as the colour of their eyes, or how they change their facial expressions.  We explore how the supervisee experiences the client’s presence.  If the work is taking place outside, we might notice how they manage their physical needs in the elements, their walking pace or how they sit on the ground.

Speech – bringing an awareness to the different ways the client communicates: patterns of speech, volume, tone, use of laughter, and how they engage with other communication platforms, email or text.  What is their story? What’s going on underneath the story? This involves the subliminal, the transpersonal.  

Mind – exploring how the client sees themselves and the world, the impact of trauma, what is their conditioning and their beliefs about themselves and others, what is the deeper meaning or truth that is emerging?
The idea here is that we use the elements of body, speech and mind to metaphorically bring the client into the room, by bringing our awareness and kind attention to different aspects of the client.  

This process is mindfulness based and we are noticing, without judgement, without trying to fix the client, but just being present with what is.   
Contemplative Supervision is rooted in relational mindfulness.  I bring a compassionate awareness where supervisees are welcomed non-judgementally just as they are in the moment.  This helps create the grounding of safety and trust, allowing for the exploration of challenging and difficult material when needed.
Contemplative Supervision offers a model for expanding our awareness of  clients and our own reactions, and is particularly helpful in situations where we feel stuck.  For therapists who work outdoors, as I do sometimes, it can be a helpful way of supporting the work, by noticing the richness of the natural environment and our interactions with it.
Contact me if you're interested in Contemplative Supervision to support the development of your practice.

I welcome enquiries from counsellors and therapists who work indoors, outdoors or online.

For more information about Supervision and how I work, have a look at my Blog on my website.  www.therapyplymouth.com 

Contact me to arrange an initial conversation.

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.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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The Therapy Space, WH9 Western Hangar, Lawrence Road, Mount Batten, Plymouth, Devon, PL9 9SJ

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Contact me if you're interested in Contemplative Supervision to support the development of your practice.

Heather Morfett
Heather Morfett