Penny Howarth

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(Selby Counselling) Registered MBACP Counsellor & Supervisor
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

Selby, YO8 4QQ
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

Supervision details

We will explore together what you need as an individual from your Supervision sessions. I work from a Humanistic/Relational place and will offer you a safe space for us to explore together all aspects of your client work. I believe that supervision is a collaborative process, that there will be opportunities for reflection, education and support; working within the guidelines of your professional body’s ethical framework. My hope is that you will feel brave enough to share whatever you need to share with no fear of judgement. This will ensure that your practice remains safe and ethical and you feel supported in your work. I offer a free introductory meeting or phone call in order for us to determine if we are a good fit.

In addition to adults, I have worked extensively with children and young people.  If you are a counsellor who works with children and young people, I would be happy to Supervise your work.

I have a Diploma in Supervision from Leeds Centre for Psychological Development.  I have provided Clinical Supervision in various roles since 2014. including 2023/24 was Clinical Supervisor at York St John University Communities Centre and in addition run a successful private practice.

Sessions are currently available face to face and online
Sessions are £50 per hour & £75 for 1.5 hours

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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Selby Counselling, Community House, Portholme Road, Selby, YO8 4QQ

Key details

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Wheelchair user access
Wheelchair user access

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Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

I work from a first floor room which has lift access. There are also ramps into the building for those with limited mobility and for wheelchair access. The building has toilets for those with additional needs.

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Type of session

In person

I have availability for supervisees currently and will provide a safe and trusting setting for you to develop and explore your practice.

Penny Howarth
Penny Howarth