Dawn Aitchison

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MBACP (Accred) Creating Space Counselling and Supervision
Available for new clients
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This professional is available for new clients.

Helston, Cornwall, TR12
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

Supervision details

I am a qualified clinical supervisor having completed post-qualifying training in person-centred creative supervision with PTUK.  I have also completed group supervision training with TIS UK.

I see supervision as a shared endeavour. I offer a psychologically safe space to explore the world of your clients and the work you are undertaking together.  I aim for us to be as reflective and curious as possible in order for you to be able to give the best possible support to your clients. I am passionate about the supervisory relationship and the essential part it has played in my development as a counsellor.  I have been fortunate enough to have enjoyed some fantastic supervisory relationships which I believe were successful because they contained the following ingredients:

  • I could be fully myself in the relationship
  • There was a feeling of mutual trust, connection and openness to one another
  • I was able to express myself and how I work using a variety of non verbal as well as verbal forms of expression and feel received
  • My supervisor helped me grow in self-confidence and in understanding myself and the therapeutic process
  • We shared an enjoyment and passion for learning which re-energised and inspired me
  • I felt confident in my supervisor’s ability to challenge me, work ethically, and be available for me.

I hope I am able to offer the same qualities to my supervisees. If you are interested, I'd be happy to arrange to meet so that we can discuss the details and decide if we feel we would like to work together. I charge £45 for an hour and £65 for 90 minutes supervision.

Personal and Professional Development Group - Using Creative Arts in Therapy

This is a group for student and newly qualified counsellors who are interested in incorporating creative media in their practice. The sessions will enable you to experience using a variety of materials in your own self development with a supportive group of like-minded professionals so that you are then able to safely offer these resources to your clients. I charge £40 for a 2 hour, monthly workshop. All materials are provided. Limited space available as we work in small groups of 4 max.

" The very essence of the creative is its novelty, and hence we have no standard by which to judge it"

Carl Rogers, 1961

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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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
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Mullion, Helston, Cornwall, TR12

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I see supervision as a shared endeavour. My approach is Person Centered and Integrative using the creative arts. See my supervisor profile for more...

Dawn Aitchison
Dawn Aitchison