Penny Lawson Dip Couns. MBACP Reg, Counsellor/Psychotherapist and Supervisor
"Penny’s non-judgemental approach and warmth allowed me to be honest and transparent when bringing my clients’ work. That helped me to progress as a practitioner and develop professionally. Penny’s in-depth insight brought out different angles to my work and helped me to gain a better understanding of the counselling process."
As a qualified, experienced supervisor I use the well recognised and respected Hawkins and Shohet 7 eyed model of supervision. I support supervisees in developing their own practice and moving from trainee or voluntary roles into paid work and private practice, in a warm and non judgemental relationship.
As an integrative practitioner I enjoy working collaboratively and creatively with supervisees and value the skills and experience you will bring to your counselling work. In exchange I bring in elements of psychodynamic, person centred, TA, solution focussed and play therapies to supervision.
I bring the breadth of my counselling experience having worked in a women's centre, a charity supporting people with disabilities, long term unemployed, parents, primary and secondary school children and private practice.
I supervise counsellors working with adults and children.
I provide supervision face to face, over the phone and via Skype.
I believe an open working relationship to be the foundation for effective supervision. I offer an hour long free initial session, so we can both assess if we can work well together.
£40 per 60 minute session
£60 per 90 minute session
Concessions for students and for those volunteering:
£30 per 60 minute session
£45 per 90 minute session.
"I would definitely recommend Penny as a supervisor. Thanks to her skills I have able to make the transition from trainee counsellor to professional counsellor."
"Supervision has been extremely helpful to me in a number of ways. It has given me new ideas and ways to work with clients as well as building on my own experiences. I have also gained confidence throughout the supervision. I have felt totally understood and respected throughout the process which has helped me to feel valued and at ease to speak my mind."