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Supervisor • she/her
Counselling, Psychotherapy & Supervision Services.
Available for new clients

Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

Grantham, Lincolnshire, NG31 7EU
Available for new clients

Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

Supervision details

Thank you for your interest in working with me.  Due to a full practice, I currently have no availability to take on new supervisees.  When this changes I will update this page accordingly. 

I welcome interest from supervisees who work with adults and/or children and young people in organisations, educational settings and private practice.  I now work solely in private practice with both adults and CYP (from age 5 years).

If you’d like to find out more about how we might work together please do get in touch. I offer an hour with no charge as an initial meeting so we can work out together whether we are a good fit.

Supervison Training (2021/22)

My supervision training combined theoretical models of supervision (including 7-eyed, developmental and cyclical models) alongside creative and expressive ways of exploring therapeutic relationships and practice.

Supervison with me is likely to be a mixture of talking and creative exploration. Creativity enables reflection at depth, often getting to the ‘heart of the matter’ more quickly than just words, enabling us to ‘see’ things differently.

Using pens and paper, play doh, clay, sand tray, objects and metaphors to name a few ways, are always only an invitation and I am very sensitive to the ‘art wounds’ many of us carry in relation to being creative - there is absolutely no requirement or need to be artistic to benefit from this approach.

Supervison Ethos

My priority is to offer you a collaborative and experiential space in which we can both reflect at depth, learn, and create.

In being curious together my aim is for you to further develop your therapeutic skills, knowledge, and awareness, to promote safe, ethical, and effective clinical practice. 
Creative approaches in supervision are an invitation to discover and experiment beyond talking; helping us explore client, therapist and supervisory relationships, the interplay between each relationship, as well as understanding the contextual impact (including ethics, organisational, diversity, difference, intersectionality, societal). 
My hope is that supervision will support your wellbeing, sustain your resources to practice, nurture your self-awareness and autonomy, encourage your professional development, and validate your work as a therapist.

Getting to know you as both a person and a practitioner is very important to me, and I hope to you too.  I also spend time understanding your expectations and current needs of supervision and how best to support your learning style/s, and we will have regular reviews of our work together. 

Theoretical Orientation - Humanistic, Relational and Developmental.

Initial training in Person-Centred therapy with adults and children, followed by a 4 year post-qualification training in Integrative Psychotherapy developed by Richard Erskine. This approach brings together aspects from the theories of Person Centred, TA, Gestalt, Psychodynamic, Object Relations, and Body psychotherapies, underpinned by developmentally-based and relationally-focused concepts.  

You can read more about this therapeutic approach here if you copy the links into your browser:

https://integrativeassociation.com/what-is-integrative-psychotherapy/  https://www.integrativetherapy.com/en/integrative-psychotherapy.php 

You don't need to have trained in this approach to have supervision with me as at the heart of this way of working is inquiry, attunement, presence and involvement, all important when supervising through an empathic, relational and developmental lens. 

I have a post-qualification certificate and diploma in counselling CYP alongside extensive training in working creatively including creative arts, clay and sand play therapies. More recently I have completed a foundation course in play therapy. 

Clinical Experience

You can find further information on my main profile - clinical experience (time-limited and long term work) gained in charities, university counselling services and both primary and secondary school settings, as well as private practice. 

I have particular interest and expertise in working with childhood and developmental trauma, and grief and loss in all its forms. I have undertaken extensive training in working with trauma and utilise the 3 Phased Approach with clients.   


Trainee Counsellors & Psychotherapists: £45 per hour / £65 per 1.5 hours 

Qualified Counsellors & Psychotherapists self-funded: £50 per hour / £75 per 1.5 hours 

Supervison for other professionals self-funded (including mental health, education, ministry, pastoral): £50 per hour / £75 per 1.5 hours 

Organisational fees: £55 per hour/ £80 per 1.5 hours 


Monday am & pm (online only)

Tuesday am (in-person / online)

Wednesday am (in-person / online)

Friday pm (online only) 


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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4 Hearts And Minds, Office 7, Autumn Park, Dysart Road, Grantham, Lincolnshire, NG31 7EU

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Outdoor stair lift to access reception via steps. Ability to transfer from wheelchair to stair lift is required (or for someone to accompany you to help). Ground floor office. Once in reception, no further steps.

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Type of session

In person

Experienced Adult & CYP psychotherapist offering creative & reflective supervision to develop your practice & support your wellbeing.

Helen Leach

Helen Leach