Orla Gardam MA MBACP(Accred)Counsellor, Psychotherapist & Supervisor
I am a BACP Senior Accredited Supervisor.
I have been supervising Counsellors and Psychotherapists for over 17 years in a variety of settings throughout my career including a Drug and Alcohol Rehab Unit, within the NHS and in Private Practice.
I bring a flexible and understanding approach to my supervisory relationships offering a relaxed and supportive environment for Counsellors and Psychotherapists to explore the work they are doing with their clients. I am committed to supporting your ongoing development and learning as a practitioner.
I have a good understanding of students in placement needs as far as college expectations and reports are concerned.
I use Proctor's three function interactive model as the core approach to my Supervision work. The Normative, Formative and Restorative (management, learning and support) elements of this model ensure that each supervision session meets your specific needs.
I have a British Psychological Society Approved Certificate in Clinical Supervision,
SDS Accreditation in Clinical Supervision Level 2 (Assessed Academic Competence)
SDS Accreditation in Clinical Supervision and online working. Level 3 (Advanced) with Assessed Academic and Clinical Competence
I am the Clinical Supervisor and part of the tutor team for CPCAB L4 Diploma in Counselling at a local college.
I offer Clinical Supervision for individuals and small groups.
The importance of Supervision for our counselling work is a concept that is understood ethically and also to ensure the Normative, Formative and Restorative needs we have are being met.
The Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions tells us the following as part of the Supervision section.
62. Supervision requires additional skills and knowledge to those used for providing services directly to clients. Therefore supervisors require adequate levels of expertise acquired through training and/or experience. Supervisors will also ensure that they work with appropriate professional support and their own supervision.
My practice offers dedicated space for supervisors to bring their supervision work for Collaboration to ensure continued professional and personal development.
Wokingham Supervision Individual and Groups
1 hour - £55
1.5hour - £65
Group Supervision Rates depending on session length and group number.
Maximum group size of four.