I am a qualified and experienced, NCPS registered Counsellor. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) lies at the core of my training, although since qualification I have also completed training in other modalities such as Transactional Analysis, DBT, and Person Centered Theory, as well as training in areas such as Mindfulness, Attachment Theory, Grief, Bereavement, Survivors of Sexual Abuse and Violence, Neuroscience, and Self-Esteem.
Having worked online for almost 6 years, I am happy to offer supervision to those who deliver some, or all, of their work in this way. NCPS, BACP, and other professional bodies recommend that you access at least some of your clinical supervision in the same format as you practice as a therapist, so I am happy to offer supervision via a range of mediums to reflect the ways in which you are working.
Since beginning my counselling training in 2011, I have completed many hours of clinical work, both within organisational settings, and within my own busy private practice. I have experience of working with clients from 5 years of age, and understand some of the pressures and conflicts that come with working with younger age groups, and within settings such as schools and charities.
My approach is collaborative with the aim of helping you to maintain best practice, and helping to ensure the safety of the clients that you are working with. I aim to offer a warm, non-judgmental and supportive environment within which you feel that you can safely explore your practice.
Our growth as practitioners is also very important to me, and so the challenge offered within the safe and supportive environment that we create together, is fundamental to this. Effective supervision encourages you to reflect on your practice, what has impacted you, and what you may need support with, enabling you to feel confident in your practice and development. Therefore, finding someone that feels like the right Clinical Supervisor for you, is important.
With this in mind, I offer an initial telephone consultation free of charge to anyone considering working with me. This allows us to discuss what you hope to gain from your Clinical Supervision, and how we may work together to achieve that, whilst also providing you with an opportunity to get a better idea about whether I am the right Clinical Supervisor for you to choose to work with.
I welcome enquiries from both counselling students, and qualified counsellors, and am offering a reduced rate whilst undertaking the clinical hours to complete my qualification
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).
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.