Nathalie Griffin (MBACP), Counselling, Supervision, and Reflective Practice
I currently work with counsellors in private practice, in organisations, and in training. This work covers a broad range of presenting issues and long and short term therapy.
I have also worked in Bristol as a Reflective Practice facilitator (group and individual) in the voluntary sector since 2015. The primary focus of this work has been toward maintaining a Psychologically Informed Environment (PIE*), a concept that grew out of work in homelessness, but is similar to ideas found traditionally in Social Work. This means I've been lucky enough to work with people from a variety of backgrounds, with different life experiences and training.
I frequently use concepts from counselling and counselling supervision in this work, such as Inskipp and Proctor's Seven-Eyed Model and and Kagan's Interpersonal Process Recall (IPR). My training in trauma therapy has also been very useful as I am mindful that vicarious trauma, compassion fatigue, and burnout are always possible when we work with people in challenging situations.
My work is grounded in the BACP Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions and rooted in the principle that we are working for the clients' benefit.
I also continue to work as in private practice, providing face-to-face one-to-one counselling for adults.
*For more information about PIE, please check here: https://bit.ly/2UAQdSj