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I offer supervision using the Cyclical Model.  This framework provides a clear and accessible structure including establishing a contract, focusing on issues to be explored, and creating a space in which reflection, exploration, recognition, insight and understanding can all occur.  Ideas, musings and possibilities thus discerned are then integrated and sensitively applied during the bridge before reviewing the process to ensure the quality of the supervisory relationship and effectiveness of the work done in supervision.

The three-fold purpose of supervision to manage, educate and support, in an appropriate blend, is offered through a containing, helping relationship rooted in Rogers’ (1961) core conditions of respect, empathy and congruence. 

The management function monitors supervisees’ compliance with professional and ethical standards offering protection to clients’ well-being. 

The educative function nurtures supervisees’ understanding and development as counsellors through reflection upon the therapeutic process, client-counsellor relationship, and the efficacy of interventions.  Where appropriate, I suggest reading material or training courses to support developmental needs.

The supportive function enables supervisees to acknowledge strains, issues or concerns arising from client work through a supportive relationship where empathy and a non-judgemental stance are present.  Restorative measures are offered specifically by affirming the worth and value of the work the counsellor is doing.

I integrate creative approaches into my supervisory model using metaphor, images and other expressive media.  This engages both right and left brain hemispheres balancing verbal and non-verbal intelligence and offering a rich resource to the work of supervision.

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St Ives

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages None


Wheelchair user access

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You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

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Wheelchair user access


Week day and evening appointments

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Lorna Grounsell, BACP Accredited Therapist & Supervisor

Lorna Grounsell, BACP Accredited Therapist & Supervisor