Patricia Wood MBACP (Accredited)
I am a qualified supervisor offering warm, supportive, motivational, collaborative and creative supervision to trainees or qualified counsellors.
My training was with Cambridge Supervision Training who are accredited by the Adlerian Institute for Individual Psychology (ASIIP).
This supervision training is rooted in the philosophy of Alfred Adler. It promotes Adlerian values such as encouragement, support, equality and self-reflection to facilitate professional growth. It is also eclectic, and embraces other counselling models and theories. I believe that a supervisee should be enabled to safely and freely explore mistakes in client work or, ambivalence within supervision. This is important since all professionals, including counsellors and psychotherapists, no matter how experienced, are required to pursue ongoing learning and development.
I have many years' experience of mentoring and guiding students and qualified counsellors within the Primary Care setting where I offered placements for work experience. I have also counselled students during training on counselling courses, and liaised with trainers regarding their suitability to practice.
I have established a successful private practice, as well as having worked with a wide range of organisations. These include employee counselling schemes (EAPs) such as Cambridgeshire County Council Employee Counselling Scheme, First Assist Employee Assistance Programme, BUPA Wellness Psychological Services and the Prison Service Staff Welfare Counselling Scheme. I can therefore offer the guidance and insights needed to deal with the professional, ethical and administrative requirements involved in working for organisations and companies with differing demands, dynamics and client expectations.
I have experience of dealing with legal matters including insurance reports and writing court reports to Crown Court standard. I believe this is a much neglected area in counselling training, since a newly qualified counsellor could find themselves unprepared and perplexed if quickly embroiled in a legal or ethical case. I would provide support and reassurance should this be the case.
My fee is £45 for a 50 minute session.
I would be willing to negotiate a fee with trainees or students