Penny Lawson

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Dip Couns. MBACP Reg, Counsellor/Psychotherapist &Supervisor
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

Macclesfield SK10 & Rainow SK10
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

Supervision details

"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. 
Fees:£50 per 60 minute session  £70 per 90 minute session.
Supervision is not available as evening appointments.
"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."

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

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Suite 1.GC, Adelphi Mill, Grimshaw Lane, Bollington, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK10 5JB

Rainow, Cheshire, SK10

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In person

"Penny’s non-judgemental approach and warmth allowed me to be honest and transparent when bringing my clients’ work.