Susan Finnie

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Dip Counselling MACC Accred CMCOSCA
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

Bury St. Edmunds IP33 & Dumfries DG1
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

Supervision details

If you’ve made it to this page it’s most likely because you believe, like me, that good supervision is necessary to ensure an ethical practice that benefits both client and supervisee. And that’s before we get into it being a professional requirement of your membership body or employer. So let me tell you a little about who I am…

I am an Accredited Integrative Counsellor and Clinical Supervisor (COSCA Diploma in Counselling Supervision) with experience of working with individuals in private practice, agency settings and EAPs. I also have experience as a charity trustee and setting up a counselling service within a third sector agency. 

I provide 1-1 supervision for a range of professionals, including trainee and experienced counsellors, those working in mental health roles or in faith-based settings.

My belief is that supervision should be a place of development where ethical practice is embedded and creates space for growth of both supervisee and the clients they work with. I offer a collaborative and supportive space to explore the challenges and celebrate the positives in your practice. Working within Hawkins and Shohet’s 7-eyed model or Page and Wosket’s Cyclical model where appropriate, I provide a sounding board where you can reflect on your work in a confidential, supportive and learning environment, exploring the impact of the work and developing new perspectives.

If you would like to have a conversation about working with me, please email or call.

Currently working nationally online or by telephone plus face-to-face in SW Scotland.

Fees £50/hour  £65/ 1 1/2 hour

COSCA
College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists (COSCA)

COSCA is the professional body for counselling and psychotherapy in Scotland, and seeks to advance all forms of counselling and psychotherapy and the use of counselling skills by promoting best practice and through the delivery of a range of sustainable services. COSCA Counsellor Accreditation is a pathway to entry onto the UKRC.

It is a requirement of all individual and organisational members of COSCA to abide by its Statement of Ethics and Code of Practice and be accountable to the Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

ACC
Association for Christian Counsellors (ACC)

The Association of Christian Counsellors is a professional body representing and setting standards for Christian counselling and care in the UK. The organisation is made up of various different membership categories, including Counsellor and Accredited, and requires all members working as counsellors to undertake Continuous Professional Development on a regular basis.

Accredited register membership

College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists
Accredited Register Scheme

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This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists
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Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk, IP33

Dumfries, Dumfries and Galloway, DG1

Key details

DBS check

In England and Wales, the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS, formerly known as CRB) carry out criminal records checks for individuals working with vulnerable groups, such as children. To find out more, visit gov.uk , or contact this professional directly

PVG Scheme

In Scotland, criminal records checks are carried out by Disclosure Scotland. Professionals working with children or vulnerable adults must join the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme. You can learn more at mygov.scot , or contact this professional directly.

Wheelchair user access
Wheelchair user access

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You can contact the Counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

My main office is on the ground floor with a small step at the entrance. However, I am able to use another accessible location if required.

Online platforms

Whatsapp
Zoom

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

I offer supervision to qualified therapists, trainees, mental health & faith based workers.

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Susan Finnie
Susan Finnie