Sue Seager Counsellor and Supervisor MBACP Registered
I provide one to one and group supervision to counsellors in training and qualified counsellors. Supervision. Currently this is available online (using Zoom), by phone and face to face when government restrictions are lifted around COVID-19.
I supervise therapists working across a range of settings including CAMHS, schools, hospices, voluntary agencies, therapists in private practice and counsellors in training. I provide individual one-to-one and group supervision. I also draw upon my group facilitation skills as a counselling tutor at an FE college and past work for leading charities. My experience gives me an understanding of providing therapy and supervision appropriate to multiple settings and of supporting supervisees of different levels of training, experience and knowledge.
I have specific interest and experience of working with complex issues including working with psychological trauma such as sexual abuse, sexual exploitation, dissociation and domestic violence and in attachment, so can support therapists working with these issues with trauma informed supervision.
Having worked as a senior practitioner for a leading children's charity supporting young people who have suffered multiple disadvantage and social exclusion, I have a strong understanding of child protection, safeguarding children, multi-agency frameworks and assertive outreach as well as common mental health conditions and emotional wellbeing issues affecting teenagers.
I have experience of client and supervisory work to support clients who are victims of crime or are involved in the criminal justice system including pre-trial therapy protocols and of the needs of hard to reach groups and individuals. I have also worked with many issues around diversity, neurodiversity and discrimination for example gender and cultural identity.
My supervision model incorporates my original person-centred training and uses the Michael Carroll and Hawkins and Shohet models of supervision, however I have been able to work successfully with therapists of different modalities.
For trauma therapy supervision in particularly, I place a great deal of emphasis on the importance of self-care and mind and body awareness, recognising the risks of burn out and secondary traumatisation through therapeutic work. In supervising work with trauma I follow the 3 stage generic trauma treatment model as adapted by Janina Fisher and draw on my additional training and knowledge around trauma and dissociative conditions and appropriate therapeutic approaches.
Individual supervision can be arranged face to face, by phone or online and I can arrange venues for group supervision or provide this in house.
I can offer fee concessions to counsellors in training, qualified volunteer counsellors or third sector agencies where there are financial constraints. I am also able to provide reports and support with college requirements for counsellors in training.
I primarily work face to face but can also offer online and telephone supervision as an adjunct if circumstances make face to face work difficult.