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Qualifications and experience

I have worked since 2004 for a number of organisations in a supervisory capacity. I also have my own supervision practice which is tailored for individuals. I completed the Postgraduate Certificate in Counselling Supervision at Keele University in 2008.

Creative supervision

"Creativity is inventing, experimenting, growing, taking risks, breaking rules, making mistakes and having fun". Mary Lou Cook.

Supervision is a blank canvas, which helps to inspire ideas, raise questions, explore new possibilities, to look at situations from a new angle and enables your imagination and practice to flourish. It is about feeling comfortable to bring all aspects of your practice and by using intuition, logic, metaphors, visualisations and drawing on many other creative methods it can help gain clarity, fluidity, understanding and depth to your work.

Theoretical approaches to supervision

Supervision is a process that develops skills and abilities and encourages reflection, self-awareness, ways of working with clients and identifies training requirements. Haywood Counselling Centre is highly committed to provide supervision, which is significantly informed by an Integrative approach, which includes: Person Centred, Solution Focused, Cognitive Behavioural and Creative methods.

The importance of regular and effective supervision for professionals

Supervision is a supportive process for counsellors and encourages an awareness of how working practices affect individuals. It provides a supportive setting, offers stability, reinforces boundaries and identifies the pressures that counselling clients can bring. It encourages awareness and identification of professional working practices. It ensures individuals are working safely, ethically and to the highest professional standards whilst polices, practices and procedures are adhered to.

I offer all prospective clients a free initial introductory session. This provides us both with the opportunity of discussing future arrangements and deciding whether we wish to work together.

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Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

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.

The counselling and supervision rooms are on the first level of the building so you have to be able to manage stairs.

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme


Sue Devall Haywood Counselling Centre. Anxiety/Trauma/Addictions Specialist

Sue Devall Haywood Counselling Centre. Anxiety/Trauma/Addictions Specialist