What kind of supervisor am I? As an experienced and creative Children and Young People's Counsellor I offer my Supervisees both a diverse and responsible Supervision. The heart of the work is collaborative, working together to produce meaningful solutions to clientwork. Exploring the clients' needs with compassion and maintaining boundaries, keeping the clients' safety and best interests paramount.
In the main I work with Supervisees who are qualified C&YP Counsellors, or students studying to work in that area. I am also happy to supervise more general counselling practice.
Training: My supervision training was delivered by COSCA (Scottish equivalent to BACP) and Crossreach in Glasgow, integrating different approaches including psychodynamic, and person centred. My counselling training was via Middlesex University and COSCA through Simpson House, Edinburgh, specialising in working with children and young people up to the age of 24 years. I'm also qualified to work with older adults. I have further training as a certified child and adolescent trauma professional, and specialised training in ADHD.
Experience: I have had the benefit of working with our children and young people for over 25 years in educational, musical and therapeutic settings. Recently I had the opportunity to work with the NHS for 3 years and developed a successful counselling service for children and young people to sensitively access through their GP surgeries, which notably decreased the number of prescriptions being requested.
I have also developed counselling services in primary schools in the West Coast of Scotland and worked in private practice. I met with policy makers within the Scottish Government to discuss the importance of counselling in schools and the benefits of counselling within GP surgeries for our young people's mental health.
Approach: My approach is integrative and creative, enhanced by my psychodynamic modality and highest regard for a person centred ethos. Your client's individual needs and your's will be placed at the centre of our supervisory relationship.
Fees: A one hour session costs £60. If you are a student I am open and happy to discuss a financial arrangement that we are both comfortable with.
Where can you find me? I currently have limited availability for online Supervision.
BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).
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