Supervisor Andrea Hunt (Formerly Smith) L6;PCL-5;Dip Individual&Couples Counselling;MBACP

Andrea Hunt (Formerly Smith) L6;PCL-5;Dip Individual&Couples Counselling;MBACP

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Chippenham
Wiltshire
SN15

07973 149668 / 07973 149668

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Andrea holds a Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling – Transpersonal Integrative awarded by CPCAB and is qualified to Level  5 CPCAB as a Psychotherapeutic Counsellor and Independent Practitioner.

Andrea is also qualified to  Level 6 CPCAB in Therapeutic Counselling Supervision.

In addition Andrea is a qualified Couples Counsellor and can therefore also provide Supervision for both individual and couples therapy.

Andrea started her training in 2007 and has undertaken personal development work which she considers to be an essential part of her training. Andrea is committed to continuously looking at how she can increase, deepen and expand her skills and knowledge. This includes attending professional training workshops, conferences and seminars.

Andrea's main way of working is Transpersonal Integrative (Transpersonal meaning beyond the self – recognising the connection between mind, behaviour and intuition) which has proved very successful within her client work and with supervisee’s. However, as part of her training there are other ways of working which can be used to help best support the clients you are working with. Other methods such as Cognitive; Behavioural; Cognitive/Behavioural; Psychodynamic; Psychoanalytical; Systemic; Structured/Brief; Person Centred; Supportive and Art are interventions used as part of the work.

Andrea runs a successful private psychotherapeutic practice for clients of all ages. She has counselled pupils within a school environment and students with complex social and learning difficulties. Andrea has counselled for charities; becoming a specialist within adult mental health and young people. She has also provided a consultancy service for group sessions and has previously embarked on a project in partnership with Wiltshire Mind and SWITCH which involved counselling ex-offenders.

Andrea can also offer supervision sessions on Skype.

How Supervision Works

Supervision provides a holding space to explore and play through shared experience; focusing on growth and progression for all, with the ultimate focus to do the best by the client within all aspects of the therapeutic relationships.

During supervision Andrea works to the Integrated Developmental Model – Stoltenberg and Delworth to help her hold the sessions based on you, taking into account your motivation, autonomy and self-other awareness, adjusting the support and challenge based on your levels of experience.

This is further supported by the Hawkins and Shohet process model of supervision called the “Seven Eyed Process”. This model provides seven different areas that we would look to focus on within the supervision session.

The seven modes are:

Mode 1 Focus on the client and what and how they present

Mode 2 Exploration of the strategies and interventions used by the supervisee

Mode 3 Focusing on the relationship between the client and the supervisee

Mode 4 Focusing on the supervisee

Mode 5 Focusing on the supervisory relationship

Mode 6 The supervisor focusing on their own process

Mode 7 Focusing on the wider context in which the work happens.

Andrea's aim is to encourage you to develop your own autonomy as a practitioner. It is not her intention to impose any particular style or theoretical orientation on you, as the supervisee, but by merely detailing the above process helps you to understand how to get the best from your work together.

Andrea works to the BACP code of ethics which promotes the need for her to be trustworthy and honour the trust placed within her; to provide autonomy and respect your right to be self governing; beneficence, a commitment to promoting your well being; a commitment to avoiding harm to you, non-maleficence; provide justice for you by offering a fair and impartial treatment and the provision of adequate services; and finally self respect through self knowledge and self care for herself.

Andrea can also work in more creative ways as part of facilitating the process using pictures, writings, movement, poems or dreams. Within the supervision relationship she will encourage you to explore emotional and physical feelings and thoughts and behaviours in the context in which they arise. Working in this way is designed to help enhance the work between you and your clients. It provides you the opportunity to get a sense of your work so together issues can be explored along with the challenges and dilemmas of the work.

Sessions and Payment

Charges are £50 for a one hour session, or calculated pro rota in accordance with such costs.

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Maps & Directions

Chippenham, SN15

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None

Accessibility

Accessibility information
Wheelchair user access: No

Andrea’s private practice is set within her garden premises within a spacious summer house setting. There is plenty of parking and as the setting is off road this helps to maintain your privacy.

Availability

Daytime appointments available. Evening appointments have a four to six week waiting list.

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Supervision & training

Andrea holds a Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling – Transpersonal Integrative awarded by CPCAB and is qualified to Level  5 CPCAB as a Psychotherapeutic Counsellor and Independent Practitioner.

Online supervision:Yes
Telephone supervision:Yes