Barbara Freeman

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MBACP Reg, ACTO Accr., Counselling Supervisor OCN,
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Near Poole BH18 & Fleet GU51
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

Supervision details

I support professionals in counselling, psychotherapists and those working in health & education, who wish to reflect on & develop their professional role. During COVID I underwent further training to also provide effective online support.  I am a qualified  member of ACTO and am awaiting accreditation. As a Supervisor, I try to develop a relationship built on mutual respect, trust & honesty.  I adapt to my supervisee's individual learning needs and try to create a supportive, non-judgmental, restorative space.  I offer a safe space for you to reflect on your therapeutic work, receive feedback and guidance.  My fundamental approach is to encourage you to learn and gain confidence, to ensure you practice ethically so you are able to give your clients the best emotional and therapeutic support they - and you - deserve. Supervision is a process, which acknowledges that each person is unique and I am open to working with different modalities provided we both feel we are a ‘good fit’. I offer a free phone call as it is vital to work with someone you feel comfortable with.  The subsequent first initial session is about getting to know each other and there is no pressure to make a decision straight away.  My fee thereafter for individual supervision is: £60 per 1 1/2 hours or a reduced fee of £50 for students.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
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Broadstone, Near Poole, Dorset, BH18

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Online platforms


Type of session

In person

I am an OCN Supervisor and experienced Integrative Counsellor and have been in clinical practice for over 13 years. I also work with other modalities


Barbara Freeman
Barbara Freeman