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Richard Carroll - M.A, BSc, MBACP Accred Counsellor/Psychotherapist & Supervisor

Farnborough, Hampshire, GU14
01252 598674 01252 598674 07876 200559 07876 200559 Registered / Accredited

Supervision - 'A space to breathe'

I have experience supervising both trainee and fully qualified counsellors. My approach is informed by the ideas of Inskipp and Proctor which I have outlined below:

'Supervision is a working alliance between a supervisor and a counsellor in which the counsellor can offer an account of her/his work; reflect on it; receive feedback and where appropriate, guidance. The object of this alliance is to enable the counsellor to gain in ethical competence, confidence, compassion and creativity so as to give her/his best service to her/his client' (Inskipp & Proctor:1995)

I am a qualified supervisor and hold a Level 6 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling Supervision

I am a BACP Senior Accredited Supervisor (Individuals)

I particularly like the above definition of supervision as it stresses the importance of the working alliance – the working relationship between the supervisor and counsellor.

Counselling can be demanding, so I feel it is important for supervision to be a place where you (the counsellor) can be real and whole. Of course I want to hear about your successes, but I feel it is equally important for you to be able to talk openly about where you have struggled with a client – this can bring out a richness where you learn more about the client, yourself and your future counselling work. 

My aim in supervision to create a relationship that is supportive, caring, non-judgemental and when necessary challenging – I have found that this allows for the most growth in supervisee's.

For trainee counsellor's

I wrote and lecture on a BSc (Hons) in Counselling and have taught counselling & psychotherapy since 2008.

Being a lecturer means that I have experience of working with trainee counsellors' at different levels of experience; this has given rise to me gaining an understanding of what trainee counsellors' need from supervision at different times. Therefore, I ensure I am working within the supervisee's level of competence together with gently challenging and supporting their growth.

For qualified counsellor's

I also have experience working with qualified counsellors' at different levels of experience and training; my aim here is to ensure I am addressing the changing needs of the counsellor in supervision. For example it maybe that off-loading a demanding week is the focus of our session or you might be particularly fond of a client and are finding it hard to challenge them effectively, finding an alternative way to be challenging might be our focus in supervision. 

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Farnborough
Hampshire
GU14

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Phone
Home visits

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Wheelchair user access

Availability

I have a range of weekday appointment times, some during the day and some in the evening - it's best to call me; I am sure we can arrange something convenient to you.

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Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Groups
Organisations
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Richard Carroll - M.A, BSc, MBACP Accred Counsellor/Psychotherapist & Supervisor

Richard Carroll - M.A, BSc, MBACP Accred Counsellor/Psychotherapist & Supervisor

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