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Jacqueline Bird MBACP Accredited Counsellor

Thirsk YO7 & York YO10
07775 794130 07775 794130 Registered / Accredited

I work as an integrative supervisor, which means I am able to draw upon a range of theories and approaches. Supervision provides practitioners with regular and ongoing opportunities to reflect in depth all aspects of their practice in order to work as effectively, safely and ethically as possible. Supervision also sustains the personal resourcefulness required to undertake client work.

I particularly specialise in supervising the work of couples, children and young people and like to work creatively to explore together new ideas and ways of working. Some supervisees prefer not to work in a creative context and this is something I totally accept and appreciate, there are so many ways of working that there is no need to push any particular idea.

When working with students in training it is an ethical  supervision requirement that I work collaboratively with training and placement providers in order to ensure that the trainees work with clients satisfies professional standards  

The relationship in supervision is very important to me, working with supervises to build trust, helping them to feel safe to explore what they need, listening to them with congruence and offering a collaborative approach where we can explore together by having meaningful conversations that support both the development of self and the relationship with the client. 

As a qualified online counsellor I am able to supervise online and telephone work for those who meet the competency framework outlined by BACP.

I also facilitate groups where counsellors, practitioners, school staff teams meet together to gain professional support from each other, an opportunity to share new ideas, to feel heard and understood, and to explore sound ethical practice.     

Individual supervision sessions are usually a minimum of 1.5 hours per calendar month for BACP accredited members, and for students a minimum of 1.5 hours per calendar month, at a ratio of 8 hours counselling to 1 hour supervision, with supervision every 2 weeks
Group supervision is usually 1.5 hours per month.

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York
North Yorkshire
YO10

Thirsk
North Yorkshire
YO7

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None

Accessibility

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access

I offer counselling sessions in York, Thirsk and Leeds, each premises is accessible. For those who are unable to travel I am able to offer online counselling or telephone counselling.

Availability

Flexible appointments available, Weekdays, evenings and weekends

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme
Jacqueline Bird MBACP Accredited Counsellor

Jacqueline Bird MBACP Accredited Counsellor