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BACP Accredited Counsellor, Supervisor and Trainer (she/her)

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My passion as a supervisor and BACP accredited counsellor, is to help you as a professional or trainee, to grow and develop in your practice with clients and career. I will support and help guide you through your decision-making processes about challenging cases and ethical dilemmas you experience,  in line with professional framework.

The supervisory relationship is key to your successful development as a counsellor so I offer a warm, open, accepting, reflective and restorative space, with a suitable level of collaboration, support and gentle challenge, depending on your experience as a counsellor and professional. I similarly encourage supervisees to come with preparedness, openness a willingness to learn and gain new perspectives as we work together.

My 10 years experience as a counsellor includes Universities, NHS staff counselling; MIND and private practice. Past careers have included over 20 yrs teaching in schools, FE and HE and working as a researcher.  Plus, I have undertaken a range of voluntary support work with parents and children, in a hospice bereavement and eating disorder services and a hostel for homeless people and worked as a care assistant for the elderly. Because of my extensive career profile and the nature of my Supervision Diploma training, I enjoy and am able to offer individual and group supervision to counsellors and professionals from a variety of health, education and social care or private practice settings. 

I have a Diploma in Supervision and BPS approved Supervision Skills Certificate. My experience of supervising individuals includes counsellors and wellbeing practitioners and offering group supervision/reflective practice to counsellors and support staff in higher education. 

My original training as a counsellor was person-centred and the core conditions of empathy, unconditional positive regard and congruence and the importance of the therapeutic and supervisory relationship are therefore still foundational to my approach. However, I also work integratively and pluralisticaIly drawing from a range of approaches including subpersonality and voice dialogue work, creative therapies and I specialise in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) which is a modern mindfulness and values based form of CBT.

As a supervisor I work flexibly and reflectively and draw from a range of supervision models to suit individual needs of supervisees, including Hawkins and Shohet; Proctor; Developmental process; creative and ACT models. This pluralistic and collaborative person-centred manner in which I work as a supervisor, mirrors my own counselling approach. I would love to offer you half-price introductory session to discuss your needs further.

Individual supervision fees:

  • Concessions low income and students £40/60 mins or £60/90 mins
  • Full rate £50/60 mins or £75/1.5hrs 

Group supervision fees: £25/1.5hrs in a group of 2-4 supervisees

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Sheffield, South Yorks, S10

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Are you looking for an integrative BACP supervisor who is warm, approachable, flexible&reflective, with over 10 yrs experience in a range of settings?