Michael Armstrong - Adv.Prof.Dip. in Psch'y, MNCS, MBA and Qualified Supervisor
Hi there, thank you for clicking on my profile, that could be a positive step in your search for development and support in your professional life.
I know that you will be looking for space to offload, support, guidance, and development from your clinical supervision. All competent counsellors continually strive to do the best for their clients and it's important they feel that their clients will in turn benefit from consultation and that their counsellor is able to care for themselves in order to be there for their clients. I know this because these aspects are what I look for in my own supervision.
Just to reassure you I am qualified to an advance level in supervision so, as well as supervising counsellors, I also supervise other clinical supervisors.
With this in mind my aim is always to influence and help facilitate high standards of practice for supervisees and, consequently, their clients. I've accrued a wide range of experiences through the counselling work I have carried out, the supervision I have had myself and the teaching I carry out (an Advanced Diploma in Psychotherapy Course). My years in psychotherapy and clinical supervision are enhanced by a long history of managing staff, development activities and training (see my counselling profile for more information). My previous experiences and MBA qualification also equip me to offer supervision if you are in another profession such as support worker, manager, befriender, CPN or a student on a counselling course (for which I offer a £10 monthly discount for the first 12 months).
The psychotherapy course I qualified through was an integrative course which gave me a wide view of different models so it doesn't matter what model(s) you practice, an objective view point is always beneficial.
The course I qualified through to become a clinical supervisor is recognised by the British Psychological Society and was delivered by SDS courses. It covers a wide range of supervision theoretical approaches.
Thanks for reading this far. However, I understand you might not be sure about whether to approach me or not. Searching and engaging with a supervisor is a major contributor to how you feel, how you are able to practice as a counsellor and how you can support your clients.
So, why not contact me to arrange a free 20 minute phone consultation to help you decide? There's no obligation so there's nothing to lose!
I charge £50 an hour (and £25 for each half hour after that) on a monthly basis.