Supervisor Profile

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BA, MBACP - Adults & Young People, Adoption and Families

Supervision details

In our supervision, you will experience a collaborative process where you will feel supported, empowered, challenged and heard.  I believe that the process of finding the right supervisor should be thorough and thoughtful, therefore, I offer a free consultation of up to 50 minutes to all prospective supervisees. I aim to get to know each supervisee individually – how you work, what are your strengths and how you want to grow in your counselling practice. It is important that you feel safe to explore your challenges and vulnerabilities.  My supervision is informed by the Seven Eyed Model (Hawkins & Shohet) but I take an integrative approach that will help you view your work from different theoretical perspectives and, at the same time, allow a safe and accepting space for you to practice within your own modality and explore issues particular to you and your clients.  As a counsellor, I take an Integrative approach rooted in: -          Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) -          Theories of attachment, trauma and neuroscience -          Elements of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) -          Roger’s Core Conditions I have found that, no matter what the client’s presenting issue, generally the overall aim is to help them cultivate an attitude of willingness…willingness to have difficult thoughts and feelings in order to lead a more meaningful, value-based life.  As a counsellor, I work with adults, adolescents and families covering a range of issues including, but not limited to: -          Anxiety -          Depression -          Relationships -          Self-worth, self-esteem and confidence -          Childhood trauma -          Fostering and adoption And I have experience in the following areas: -          Private practice -          Senior Schools -          Colleges -          Independent Fostering Agencies -          Employee Assistance Providers -          Family therapy informed by Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy (DDP)  -          Registered Adoption Counsellor (Ofsted Supplier number 59923) So as a supervisor, I will bring this knowledge and experience to support you in your practice.  I currently see both qualified and trainee supervisees in my independent practice in Lymington and online via Zoom. I abide by the BACP Ethical Framework. 

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66-67 High Street, Lymington, SO41 9AL

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Type of session

In person

In our supervision, you will experience a collaborative process where you will feel supported, empowered, challenged and heard.