Carol Ann Smithers: Registered Member MBACP Accreditied, Registered Nurse LD
I qualified as a counsellor in 1999/2000 and gained my accreditation with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy in 2008.
Since then I have attended a range of supervision courses, from one day workshops, certificate course and a distance eight month course, which covered a range of supervision models.
I began to work as a supervisor in 2008, when I was teaching counselling at a local college.
Having worked as a counsellor for the YMCA (2002/2007), I was then chosen (attended extra training)to be a supervisor for the counsellors volunteering at the YMCA.
In 2010 I started my private practice for counselling, supervision and training. I enjoy very much working as a supervisor, especially with counselling students and trainees. During the years 2011 through to 2016 I gained a lot of experience working as a supervisor and had the pleasure of being a support to three supervises, whilst they were working towards accreditation with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. and I was delighted when they gained their accreditation first time. I felt that it had been an honour to share their journey.
I really enjoy being a supervisor and feel that I have been extremely lucky to have had the experience of working with such fantastic supervise-es of different modalities, right from the early stages of my learning, that I would like to provide such a service to other counsellors, especially those in training or newly qualified.
I have recently moved from Surrey to Cumbria and am now starting up my private practice. I charge £75 for an hour and a half supervision. However, for trainees I will look at individual situations and may be able to offer some reduction.
If you have any queries or would like to know more about what I can offer, you can phone me on 07584 257 870 or email me on email@example.com