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Karen Gunn

MBACP (Accred) Counsellor & Psychotherapist; NCS (Accred) Supervisor

I provide private supervision for counsellors, psychotherapists and others in the helping professions and currently work part-time as a Counselling Supervisor for On Trak (Swindon Borough Council) providing supervision for both trainee and qualified counsellors who engage with young persons’ requiring therapeutic support. I am a qualified teacher (Cert.Ed., B.Ed. Hons. degrees); I left the education profession to work closely with individuals struggling with mental health difficulties.  Originally, I trained as a Person-Centred counsellor, moving on to Postgraduate training in Existential Psychology and Psychotherapy, although my counselling experience, professional training and academic studies have led towards an Integrative Approach, involving other modalities to include Trauma Therapy, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Solution-focused, Rational Emotive Behaviour, Schema and Psychodynamic approaches.

I offer a quiet and confidential space in my personal office. I work therapeutically with adults, young persons and children (14 years and over); in client’s homes, Online. I am also professionally trained as a Relationship/Couples Therapist and I have a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology which gives me a clinical perspective on therapeutic issues, affording an overall evaluation of aspects which may be relevant to the client. Some of my supervision experience has been in the voluntary and charitable sectors, where I have supervised short and long-term work; and where I support the supervisee to fully engage with client concerns, developing their personal learning and counselling skills.

I also hold a Certificate in Online and Telephone Counselling (Endorsed by NCS & ACTO), the Advanced Diploma in Counselling Supervision (NCS, Accredited). My guiding method to supervision offers a range of Integrative models, therapeutic skills and interventions; with structure and inspiration from Page & Wosket ‘Cyclical model’ and Inskipp & Proctor 'Tasks of supervision' to include the Normative, Formative and most importantly, the Restorative aspects of the counselling work. Among other renowned experienced therapists, I also utilise Hawkins & Shohet’s techniques to allow a close examination of the counselling process. Much of the work involves awareness connected to the structure of the organisation or agency in which counsellors work; whilst observing and dealing with ethical issues, if they arise.

Individual supervision: £50 per hour
Group supervision: £45 per person, i.e. two hours session, working within a group of 4/5 counsellors; allows each to learn from others’ experiences and to claim the appropriate allocation of minutes supervision time with their relevant counselling body.

Please feel free to contact me for more information to discuss your individual or group supervisory needs. Enquiries from the NHS, mental health agencies, charities and other organisations are also welcome.

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Royal Wootton Bassett
Swindon
Wiltshire
SN4

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Groups
Organisations

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.

Availability on request, alternative services such as telephone/web-based online appointments, home visits, so you can choose the option that suits you best. Please contact me via my mobile number to discuss the options available.

Additional languages

N/A

Online platforms

Skype
Zoom
Microsoft Spaces
Whatsapp

Type of session

In person supervision
Online supervision
Telephone supervision

Integrative Counsellor, Psychotherapist, Clinical and Counselling Supervisor

Karen Gunn

Karen Gunn