Dr Kathryn Kinmond
Qualifications and Experience
I have worked since 2002 as a supervisor. I have my own counselling and supervision practice which is tailored for individuals, couples, groups and organisations.
I completed a PhD in Psychology in 2003 and have many national and international publications. I am a Chartered Psychologist and Accredited Registered Counsellor. I completed the Postgraduate Certificate in Counselling Supervision at Derby University in 2011.
Supervision is vital to effective and safe counselling practice. It is a process that develops counsellors' skills and abilities and encourages them to reflect on their ways of working with clients in a safe environment. I am committed to providing this supervision to work using: Person Centred, Solution Focused, Cognitive Behavioural, and Psychodynamic approaches. I am also able to bring my academic knowledge and research skills into supervisory sessions.
Supervision should be a supportive process for counsellors to encourage awareness of working practices and the effect of these on both clients and counsellors. Supervision provides support, offers stability, reinforces boundaries and ensures individuals are working safely, ethically and to the highest professional standards. As an experienced professional in the field of research ethics, having been a member of the NHS Health Research Authority research ethics committee since 2005, I am very experienced in this field.
I am a qualified experienced supervisor. I offer supportive reflexive supervision.My academic and practice background enables me to offer sound, supportive supervision. I have experience with trainee counsellors through to experienced professionals. Please contact me if you would like to discuss supervision.
I offer all prospective supervisees a free initial introductory session. This provides us both with the opportunity of discussing future arrangements and deciding whether we wish to work together.