Supervision is a professional relationship between the supervisor and counsellor-psychotherapist.  It is an environment within which different therapeutic relationships can be explored in depth, new skills and alternative perspectives acquired and professional and personal development enhanced.

Thirty years working as a counsellor, seven years facilitating the supervision group at Portsmouth Area Rape Crisis Service, along with over twenty years working as a supervisor and counsellor in private practice has reinforced my belief that regardless of experience, all counsellors and psychotherapists need supervision.  Moreover, adhering to the BACP code of ethics, it is an ethical imperative.

The supervision I offer is integrative, offering a warm and professional relationship, drawing on a range of skills and techniques that I have gathered over a number of years.

I never forget that you are the counsellor in the room with your clients.  You will ultimately know them better than I do.  My role is to oversee your work and to highlight areas that you may have been too close to see clearly.  I will want to know your strengths and to understand any gaps in your experience and training.  In this way we will be able to create our own unique way of working together that best suits your individual needs.

My fees for supervision are £60 per hour.

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Types of client

Young people
Older adults

Key details

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a Counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the Counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Ground floor counselling room

Type of session

In person supervision
Online supervision
Telephone supervision

Supervision is a professional relationship between the supervisor and counsellor-psychotherapist.