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I have been providing supervision to counsellors and others in the helping professions for over 20 years. Some of that supervision experience has been in the workplace context of employee assistance services - individual and groups. Some has been in the voluntary sector where I have supervised both brief and longer term work. I currently supervise a number of therapists in private practice as well as agency settings. 

During the past few years, I have developed expertise in supporting non-counselling professionals who need support and a space to process the impact of a demanding service-user interface. These include welfare officers, forensic psychologists, probation officers, social workers and others who value the development of reflective practice in their work.

I hold an Advanced Diploma in Counselling Supervision (National Counselling Society Accredited).

Like my counselling, my supervision offers a range of approaches and interventions to match supervisees' needs. However this service is offered from a clear person-centred base, which builds a professional relationship of trust and confidence, respects my supervises, and allows them to bring the best of their work and...more important .... the rest!
I take inspiration from the Inskipp & Proctor 'tasks of supervision' supervision model, with its Normative, Formative and Restorative emphases, while I also 'borrow' from the Hawkins and Shohet 'eyes' into therapeutic work. As a lot of my supervision experience has been within the structure of organisations, I also invite my supervisees to be aware of the context and systems within which they and their clients work, which I believe adds depth and interest to the work. 
In case the above sounds very serious (and supervision has to be sometimes, I know),  I also like there to be plenty of humour and laughter within the sessions, so that we remind ourselves we need to enjoy our work too!

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The Counselling & Psychotherapy Centre
23 Bath Road

The Hypnotherapy & Health Centre
84 Dyer Street

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Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme
Geoff Holmes Counselling & Consultancy   MBACP (Accred)

Geoff Holmes Counselling & Consultancy MBACP (Accred)