Flora Winchester

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Psychotherapist and Supervisor (UKCP)
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Islip OX5 & Oxford OX4
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

Supervision details

I trained in Mindfulness-based Supervision with OPAL (Organisations, People and Learning) in Bath. The training is accredited by the UKCP and is informed by mindfulness practice as well as an integrative approach to caring work. It emphasises the embodied,  social-cultural and transpersonal aspects of being in relationship.

I see good supervision as an essential part of a practitioner’s healthy working life. Most importantly, it is a place where we can bring in our human-ness as practitioners and have this witnessed, valued and supported. Supervision offers a space for: Reflection, to create more spaciousness and clarity in our work; Challenge, including working with our 'edges'; Celebrating successes; Personal growth and development; Education and learning; Upholding ethical behaviour. My personal approach to supervision is based on psychodynamic, integrative, humanistic and transpersonal perspectives.  I also enjoy working with people in an embodied, relational way.

Other qualifications: Masters Degree in Core Process Psychotherapy from the Karuna Institute in Devon and the University of Middlesex. I've run a successful private practice for 15 years, and also worked as a student counsellor in Higher Education. I am an accredited member of UKCP and am on the UKCP national register of supervisors. I am continually updating and reflecting upon ways to enrich my work. I am particularly interested in the impact of complex family structures on personality development and am doing further training and research in this area. 

Additional Experience: I've worked in a number of administrative roles in Higher Education. I worked as a broadcast journalist for the BBC, spending long periods overseas as a foreign correspondent.  This experience has given me a good understanding of the various practicalities, legal necessities and ethical considerations involved with running a successful practice, as well as the importance of holding appropriate boundaries and resourcing ourselves as practitioners. Finally, I sit on the Ethics, Equality and Diversity Committee of the Association of Core Process Psychotherapists (ACPP) , a professional association that is tasked with overseeing and maintaining the ethical standards and supporting the good practice of its registered members. I have a particular, personal interest in working with people of other cultures, or those living away from 'home'. 

UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)

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As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.

UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

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).

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Accredited register membership

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Islip, Oxfordshire, OX5

PURE Offices, 17 Oxford House, Parkway Court, John Smith Drive, Oxford, OX4 2JY

Key details

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.

At my home practice in Islip, the bathroom is upstairs and therefore not accessible for wheelchair users or those with limited mobility. PURE Offices are fully accessible, with lift access and wide corridors.

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Type of session

In person

I offer clinical supervision to individuals and groups working in the caring professions. I am on the UKCP Register and can work with trainees.