What kind of supervisor am I?
As a children and young people's counsellor I offer supervision to 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.
My supervision training was delivered by COSCA and Crossreach in Glasgow and integrated different approaches including psychodynamic, and person centred. My counselling training was specialised to work with children and young people up to the age of 24 years, and I'm also qualified to work with older adults. I trained at Simpson House in Edinburgh, and also have training as a certified child and adolescent trauma professional.
I have had the benefit of working with our children and young people for over 20 years in educational 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 Ayrshire and worked in private practice. Last year I met with 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.
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 yours will be placed at the centre of our supervisory relationship and I hope that we can work together to realise and offer a relatable conversation that leads to shared insight and meaningful therapeutic support to your client work and to yourself.
A one hour session costs £40.
If you are a student I am happy to discuss a financial arrangement that we are both comfortable with.
Where can you find me?
From January 2021 I will be available online and via the phone. When restrictions ease I work from therapeutic rooms in London, Glasgow and Ayr.....not at the same time x.