Andrea Grahame

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Supervisor
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Stanmore, HA7
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Supervision details

In Supervision, I aim to provide a safe space to support you as a practitioner by encouraging you to reach a deeper understanding of your practice, finding ways to be with difficult experiences in your work with greater capacity, to build on existing strengths and developing your practice.  I will encourage supervisees to be with what they are experiencing in the room with their clients on any level, through their felt experience, understanding, and process.

I am an Accredited Integrative Counsellor with 19 years of experience. My core training is psycho-dynamic and person centred, with additional training in working with trauma using polyvagal and sensorimotor psychotherapy. I will say a few words about how I think about working therapeutically with clients. I believe that creating a safe place is essential for a therapeutic relationship to develop and I use Attachment theory to help inform our understanding of this relationship. How our clients experience and respond to us is an indication of how they are in their world.  I also incorporate the thinking and practice of trauma specialists including Babette Rothschild, Janina Fisher, Besel Van der Kolk, Pat Ogden and Deb Dana. Their central belief is that people who have been traumatized hold these memories in their brains and bodies, in a way that is often expressed implicitly through posttraumatic stress disorder, nightmares, flashbacks, startle responses, and dissociative behaviors. Using this understanding we can help our clients to understand how their past has shaped their ways of being in the world as adults, and we can support them through working through unprocessed difficulties and blocked emotions. This can release individuals into living their lives more fully. In trauma informed work I look at how clients are presenting in the room, if they are in a particular ‘state’ such as: ‘fight/flight’  (overwhelm),  ‘cut off’ (collapsed) or ‘flow’ (safe). These ‘states’ are ways clients have arrived at as necessary coping strategies, but which take them away from their pain, powerful feelings and distress. These are some of the ways I may think about client work and may bring to discussions in Supervision. I also strongly believe in the importance of self-care and will make space for this with my Supervisees. 

I am offering reduced fee supervision sessions until February 2024 during my supervision training for £25ph. I have space to take on supervisees on a fortnightly 1h or monthly 1.5h basis. 

Please get in touch via my email or call or text on 07863 349629.

I look forwards to hearing from you.

BACP
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Online platforms

Zoom

Type of session

Online

I offer psycho-dynamic, person-centred and trauma focussed Supervision to support you to be grounded, contained and develop your clinical practice.

Andrea Grahame
Andrea Grahame