Chris Sansom

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Counsellor/Psychotherapist & Supervisor MBACP (Accred.)
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Brentwood CM14 & Romford RM4
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Supervision details

I am a qualified supervisor (OCN Certificate in Counselling Supervision) and have provided clinical supervision to a range of different professionals for many years.  I am passionate about the need for good quality supervision and feel strongly about supervisors being adequately qualified.

My qualification in supervision is based upon the 7-eyed model by Hawkins & Shohet which considers the relationship between client and counsellor, emotional responses to the client, the counsellor’s own process and interventions. I also draw from the CLEAR Supervision model by Peter Hawkins.

I consider my supervision to be very relational in approach and my intention is to provide the conditions for counsellors to reflect upon their work with clients in a non-judgemental, supportive and learning environment.  Informed by my Integrative approach as a counsellor, I offer individuals a model of supervision that is collaborative and where they can feel safe enough to explore their work with clients, examining their own process and reflect upon their thoughts, feelings, interventions and impact of the work. 

My belief is that supervision should provide a space for learning and personal development ensuring that ethical practice is embedded both for supervisees and the clients they are working with.  I provide supervision from my quiet private practice in Brentwood  

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
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Brentwood, Essex, CM14

Havering-Atte-Bower, Romford, Greater London, RM4

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I would be happy to discuss making other arrangements for wheelchair users seeking therapy

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Type of session

In person

I provide supervision to qualified therapists and trainee therapists from my counselling practice or virtually dependent on preference.


Chris Sansom
Chris Sansom