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Coronavirus COVID-19 Update: I am now working with supervisees via online video only (Skype, WhatsApp, FaceTime , Zoom etc.), and by telephone. Please get in touch and we can discuss the best option that works for you.

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.

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

The Perrin Clinic
83 Whittaker Lane
Greater Manchester
M25 1ET

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None


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

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.


9am - 8pm

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme
Vanessa Black MA Counselling BSc dip Couns MBACP and Clinical Supervisor

Vanessa Black MA Counselling BSc dip Couns MBACP and Clinical Supervisor