Beverley Bond BA (Hon's). MBACP. Qualified Counsellor & Supervisor.
A little about me...
I am educated to degree level and have practiced as a counsellor since 2013. I completed my supervision training this year at the Manchester Institute of Psychotherapy. The training placed emphasis on personal awareness and theoretical thinking from Hawkins, Shohet and McMahon’s Seven Eyed Process Model of supervision.
Having experienced and trained with a systemic view of supervision, I advocate a level of creativity and dynamic energy to the supervision experience. I invite supervisees to reflect upon the diverse landscape of the multiple aspects (interventions, the supervisee/client relationship, counter-transference or parallel processes etc) of their work with clients. My approach aims to cultivate a supervisory process which explores (at depth) the multiple relationships in the supervisory and therapeutic work.
I like to combine both psychodynamic as well as a relational understanding of how systems might connect. This approach mirrors my clinical practice as a counsellor.
Whilst psychodynamic theories promote varying concepts of the unconscious mind; I advocate particular regard for early childhood development and the object relational development of individuals.
I cultivate space for the creative exploration of ‘relationships at play’; inviting the subjective feelings and perceptions of the supervisee as a valuable source of information.
I like to promote thinking around the therapeutic process including; both the present and the symbolic processes. A central tenant to both my practice as a counsellor and as a supervisor is developing an understanding of the nature of self and the connection with the wider world.
I make a clear distinction between counselling and the supervision processes. Where I identify that counselling maybe an important adjunct to practice; I will advocate access to personal therapy.
Thinking about making contact?
In advance of any agreement to work together, I would value a meeting by telephone or online. This meeting will give us both opportunities to consider how we might work together.
The hourly rate for supervision is £38.00. I am happy to discuss possible concessions.