Nicola Swales

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MBACP (Accred) & EMDR Accredited Practitioner
Available for new clients
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This professional is available for new clients.

Chelmsford CM1 & Sawbridgeworth CM21
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

Supervision details

Training & Philosophy 

Having trained at Re-Vision as a supervisor, I absolutely believe that supervision is a significant cornerstone of the therapeutic space and is there to support both the supervisee’s practice and their client work.  My philosophy is firmly rooted within The Seven Eyed Model of Supervision (Hawkins and Shohet, 2012) integrating transpersonal/psychosynthesis theory and understanding.  This allows room for creativity and intuition in working with the soul and what it means to work with this both within us and within the therapeutic space.  I often work with the imagination, the body, and what stories it holds, as well as talking through therapeutic work to make sense of the many dual processes that are at play. 

The supervisory relationship is complex and interesting.  There are dynamics of envy and power that interlink with our clients material and that of our own.  The seven eyed model really facilitates holding these complex aspects in such a way that enables the challenging aspects of supervision to be held and brought into conscious awareness.  


  • Certificate in supervision (London Probation Service)
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Supervision (UKCP/BACP)


  • Individual supervision of trainee/qualified counsellors and psychotherapists - both online and face to face within private practice and the NHS. 
  • Group supervision of trainee/qualified counsellors and psychotherapists - both online and face to face within private practice and the NHS.
  • Individual and group reflective practice sessions with allied health care professionals such as; nurses, dieticians, occupational therapists and physiotherapists. 
  • Group supervision with trainee counsellors and psychotherapists within third sector charities such as Mind. 


Can be held online or face to face, depending on your needs.  Frequency will depend on your needs. 

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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Accredited register membership

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The Chelmsford Wellbeing Centre, Signal Chambers, 13 Railway Street, Chelmsford, Essex, CM1 1QS

Sawbridgeworth, Hertfordshire, CM21

Key details

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I am able to offer ongoing work either in person, online or via the telephone.

Online platforms

Microsoft Teams

Type of session

In person

I hold a PG Diploma in Clinical Supervision and offer supervision within an individual or group setting to trainee and qualified clinicians.


Nicola Swales
Nicola Swales