Abigail Waghorn Registered MBACP (Accred)
Please feel free to call and discuss your needs, as then you can get a sense of whether you might like to meet in person. It's important for you to find the right supervisor for you, and many of my supervisees tell me that our initial chat over the phone was helpful. However if you prefer to email first that's also fine.
I have undertaken additional training in Clinical Supervision and am a qualified experienced accredited Integrative Counsellor and also a Counselling and Psychotherapy Supervisor. I have a Certificate in CBT so am also happy to offer specialist supervision for your CBT clients. In addition I have trained in Solution-focused brief therapy, Stress management and Relaxation skills training and have over 10 years of experience in my Watford private practice. I hold a Certificate in Counselling Supervision and I also draw on experience offering informal supervision in previous leadership and management roles (to coaches and counsellors). I very much enjoy working collaboratively with counsellors to help support and enhance their work. I think that the supervisor and counsellor relationship is integral to the quality and enjoyment of supervision and I aim to provide a warm, nurturing environment where challenge and support are equally balanced in order to create energising and supportive Supervision.
My charge is £50 per hour. Sometimes Supervisees come for 1.5 hours on a monthly basis (£75), others choose an hour fortnightly. It's completely up to each individual counsellor. I look forward to hearing from you.
There are many definitions of supervision. My favourite is ‘Supervision is a working alliance between two professionals where supervisees offer an account of their work, reflect on it, receive feedback, and receive guidance if appropriate. The object of this alliance is to enable the worker to gain in ethical competency, confidence and creativity so as to give the best possible service to clients’ (McNulty, 2003) My aim is also to trust and encourage my supervisees to learn how to resolve problems themselves along the way. I am also very aware of the need we all have to feel supported in what can often be very challenging work, and of course a need to recharge our batteries!