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Hayley Rivers

Counsellor & Supervisor MBACP (reg), MNCS (Accred)
Bristol, BS7
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Having a space to reflect on our practice is not only essential to the work, but essential to the practitioners well-being. 
Exploring the relationship with your clients in a safe and supportive environment can help facilitate new insights. The relationship I offer you as a supervisor is one of equals, as all relationships should be. My approach to supervision is relational, feeling strongly that the relationship is the most important aspect of the work we do with clients and within supervision. When a safe supportive relationship is offered, then all the aspects of the work we do can be brought to the surface to be held curiously for exploration. I’m particularly interested in shame in supervision, and how this can block us from receiving what we need. 

I have experience in supervising student counsellors/psychotherapists at different points in their training, as well as those who have been practicing for many years, both individually and in an organisational setting. 

I hold an Advanced Diploma in Relational Supervision from Severn Talking Therapy (Karl Gregory and Sheila McCarthy) - awarded specialist training status by the National Counselling Society - and offer 1:1 or group supervision. I hold Accredited member status with The National Counselling Society, and Registered Member status with British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy. 

I have previously supervised training students on placement at The Swan Project, provide  organisational Supervision for Women’s Aid, Oasis-Talk, and SARSAS; and lecture for South Gloucestershire and Stroud College on the level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling. 


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I am passionate about helping people make sense of their lives and fulfill their potential, and supporting others who do the same.

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Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

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Type of session

In person supervision
Online supervision
Telephone supervision

Having a space to reflect on our practice is not only essential to the work, but essential to the practitioners well-being.


Hayley Rivers

Hayley Rivers