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'Supervision is the journey of growth through self-belief, through increased knowledge of theory, of self-awareness, of acceptance of our own and others limitations, and also, a desire to support that growth in others'. (Heather Lewis 2019)

What I offer:

I offer one to one and group supervision.

I have a Level 6 Diploma in Supervision (Distinction).

I bring a relational approach to my work, believing in the 'co-created' nature of relationships.

I have a strong sense of moral justice, a belief in anti-oppressive practices, and a desire to celebrate equality and diversity, and the desire to know and understand the other.

My theoretical approach:

I use an integrative approach, applying Inskipp and Proctor’s (1995) Alliance Model, using the formative, normative and restorative approaches as a template which I hold in mind. I also use the Discrimination Model (Bernard 2013), which helps me decide or ‘discriminate’ what is needed to develop the supervisee and/or the work, through the use of three roles: teacher, counsellor or consultant/supervisor; which allows the use of three skills or foci: intervention, conceptualisation and personalisation. By combining these two models I feel that I am able to really focus on your needs and development from a variety of angles.

I believe however that supervision is never the less ‘anchored to the tasks and responsibilities of the profession’ (Bernard and Goodyear 2004); and as such, there is a requirement to ensure that the client’s needs and experience are at the heart of all we do via ethical practice, set out (amongst others) by the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) Ethical Framework for Counselling Professionals (2018), and by law.

Sessions cost £50 per hour

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Minster On Sea

Lombard House
12-17 Upper Bridge Street

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages None


Wheelchair user access

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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 Unspecified


I currently have limited day time and evening availability, but no weekends at present.

Shift workers can be accommodated.

Types of client

Older adults
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Heather Lewis Reg. MBACP (Accred) Dip. Counselling, BA (Hons) Counselling

Heather Lewis Reg. MBACP (Accred) Dip. Counselling, BA (Hons) Counselling