Sandra Williams

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T.A.Psychotherapist/ supervisor at - The Therapists Chair
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

Burnley, Lancashire, BB11
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

Supervision details

Hello, and welcome 

My journey towards supervision began after discussions with other therapists who found my experience of historical work with clients, practical observations and solutions valuable.

Often, as therapists, we miss clues. Supervision helps to recognise learning curves and feel supported through that.

I work from a Transactional Analysis (T.A.) modality of over ten years of experience with integrative knowledge to a degree level of Contemporary approaches within CBT, such as Compassion-Focused Therapy (CFT) Exposure Therapy. Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) is Person-Centred and Mindfulness.

Transactional analysis can help with an impasse or feeling stuck with clients, enabling an understanding of complementary transactions that are clues to your attunement.

I like to guide therapists to see the best in themselves, gain confidence where there might be some doubt, and see learning curves as growth, not failings.

Using metaphors, imaginings, and stories and incorporating creativity, such as drawing or colouring, works well with clients suffering from trauma when eye contact is problematic.

I have trained at the Manchester Institute of Psychotherapy in the seven-eyed model of supervision (Peter Hawkins and Aisling McMahon) that focuses on:

1. The client: who they are, their issues, what they chose to share, which area of their life they wanted to explore, and how this content might relate to previous sessions.

2. The strategies and interventions of the supervisee with the client, using metaphors and images

3. The relationship between the client and the supervisee; how the supervisee's history affects the therapeutic relationship.

4. The supervisee: the transference and countertransference that could affect the therapy they provide.

5. The supervisory relationship: the parallel process that may play out during supervision.

6. The supervisor focuses on their process and how the work with the supervisee affects the supervision relationship.

7. Focus on the broader context: professional codes of ethics, the context the supervisee works from, the relationship with other agencies or supervisors, social, cultural, and political beliefs, and economic context.

Individual supervision

£60 per 60 minutes 

£90 per 90 minutes

Email requirements to or phone 07928299517 to secure a place.

Supervision is delivered online via the Zoom platform.

I have recently begun a supervision hub:

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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
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Burnley, Lancashire, BB11

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Online therapy, email, WeChat or wats app creates a more accessible environment from the comfort of your home; therapy is now more flexible than ever.

Online platforms


Type of session

In person

Supervision is the art of inviting and trusting another to view the therapeutic alliance; to be a supportive and guiding light through the impasse


Sandra Williams
Sandra Williams