Hello and welcome to my supervision profile. My Certificate in Supervision is from the 'Centre for Supervision and Training Development' (CSTD) in Bath, (recognised by both BACP and UKCP). I enjoy working with both students and experienced therapists, in either agencies or private practice. In our initial session, we can explore what you would like from supervision, and the type and frequency that will be most supportive based on your level of training and experience. My charge from 1st January 2023 for 60 minutes of supervision is £60. If you are interested, please get in touch. I look forward to hearing from you. A little about me... I am an experienced, accredited BACP counsellor, also a Gestalt Psychotherapist (UKCP accreditation awaiting paperwork). This is my eighth year in private practice. I have much experience of working and volunteering for agencies. Currently I work as a residential facilitator for counselling students at the London School of Theology; also as a counselling skills tutor for their L 5 students. My Diploma is in Integrative therapeutic counselling (person centred, psychodynamic, CBT), though I also draw from: Sensorimotor psychotherapy; neuroscience; Polyvagal theory; mindfulness; and creative approaches. I am particularly passionate about supporting clients bringing issues related to trauma, abuse, and attachment. I work with adults, couples, children and young people. My growing interest is in using the outdoors for ecotherapy. I completed (2020) my MSc in Gestalt Psychotherapy at the Metanoia Institute, London. This training has allowed me to work at greater relational depth, with body process and mental health issues including personality adaptations. (Please see my counselling entry for further details). My particular research area for my dissertation was exploring the impact of my own and clients' spirituality in the therapeutic process. 'Psycho' is Greek for 'soul', hence, working holistically, I was keen to gain greater awareness around a topic that is having an increased voice amongst therapists of all modalities. Before retraining as a therapist, I gained a Post Graduate Diploma in Special Educational Needs and worked as an advisory teacher of the visually impaired. I have much experience of working with individuals who have additional needs themselves or where such needs exist within the family.
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