Penny Chapman

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MBACP (Accred) Psychodynamic Supervisor & Trauma Therapist.
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Nr Braintree, Essex, CM7
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Supervision details

I am able to offer weekday and evening supervision for which I charge £50 an hour pro rata. I am happy to offer weekly, fortnightly or monthly support as required depending on client numbers and need and the requirements of your professional body. I have significant experience of supporting qualified therapists and student therapists from a number of disciplines over many years as a supervisor, placement manager and trainer. I have a Masters in Psychodynamic therapy for both adult and child work, plus post registration qualifications in a number of areas, notably as a  level 3 trauma therapist and attachment specialist trained in DDP/ PACE and working towards the Practicum . I use EMDR, NVR, DDP and Psychodynamic theory as required in my practice.  I have undertaken somatic training in Neuro Affective Touch and am a second year student of Somatic Experiencing, completing in 2024. I have experience of working with those in the care system. I am a trainer and experienced designated safeguarding officer. I have lengthy experience in senior management in both the NHS and the voluntary sector with a good understanding of organisational and professional issues.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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Shalford, Nr Braintree, Essex, CM7

Key details

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Wheelchair user access
Wheelchair user access

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Bespoke ground floor counselling room with driveway parking immediately outside. Online/ Telephone counselling and supervision also available.

Online platforms

Google Meet

Type of session

In person

I am a trained psychodynamic supervisor (WPF) and am a qualified, and accredited adult, child and adolescent counsellor trained in various modalities.

Penny Chapman
Penny Chapman