Vanessa Black

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MA Counselling BSc MBACP (Accred) and Clinical Supervisor
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

Manchester M25 & M45
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

Supervision details

I am a qualified Clinical Supervisor, able to work with supervisees seeing adults, adolescents and children. I supervise trainee counsellors, qualified counsellors and for other professionals in the helping professions, either in groups or for individuals. My aim as a supervisor is to help you to grow your professional confidence, broaden your skill set, and to equip you to help your clients. Engaging in the clinical supervision process provides an opportunity to develop a mentoring relationship with an experienced practitioner, which will nurture your expertise and your career. I aim to create a space where this can happen, whilst keeping the safety and welfare of clients in central importance. As an integrative supervisor I work with counsellors and psychotherapists who have trained in a variety of different models. I offer one-to-one and group supervision to qualified and trainee therapists from any theoretical backround who are looking for a supportive and empowering relationship to explore their work with clients. I offer supervision face to face, telephone or Skype. I am a Clinical Supervisor and a BACP Registered Integrative Counsellor/ Psychotherapist, and provide supervision to counsellors working in organisations and also in private practice.  As a supervisor I work to :• maintain or enhance the professional skills, knowledge and attitudes of supervisees• develop the ability to conceptualise clinical material and apply appropriate interventions• Identify and manage transference and counter transference issues• hold awareness of ethical and professional standards• enhance analytical skills, creativity, self-awareness, confidence and competence• clarify roles, responsibilities and boundary issues• Identify professional strengths, wellness and training needs I work within the Ethical Framework of the BACP. I provide supervision to therapists as well as to to other professionals in the helping professions. I provide individual supervision and group supervison. I work face-to-face or by Skype. I work with therapists in training as well as with more experienced practitioners.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

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All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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The Perrin Clinic, 83 Whittaker Lane, Prestwich, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M25 1ET

The Whitefield Foot Clinic, 198 Bury New Road, Whitefield, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M45 6QF

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Wheelchair user access
Wheelchair user access

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My Therapy room is based on the ground floor, with access to a bathroom on the same floor. There is parking on the driveway. Access to the building is a single shallow doorstep.

Online platforms

Microsoft Teams

Type of session

In person

I am a qualified Clinical Supervisor able to work with with therapists seeing adults, young people and children.

Vanessa Black
Vanessa Black