Hi, I'm Andy! I'm a counsellor and supervisor with NHS experience supporting adults and younger people across Hampshire and Surrey. My approach is relaxed and informal because that's the sort of person I am. I believe that a relaxed atmosphere helps us both have the space and time to explore whatever need to be discussed.
I began practicing in 2015 and have worked in the NHS since 2016. My caseload as a counsellor is varied and I work with adults as well as young people from the ages of 10 and up. Recently, I undertook an diploma in Integrative Supervision for individuals and groups The Grove Practice and have been providing supervision to counsellors in private practice and practitioners within my NHS setting.
My supervision approach is collaborative, using Hawkins and Shohet's Seven-Eyed Model as a foundation to explore your process as a practitioner, the experiences of the people you're working with and the wider systems that we are a part of which may have an impact. I am a relational practitioner, putting great emphasis in the importance of the working dynamic to achieve balance between us. I see myself as being here to help but I don't do this by telling people what to do. Instead, we work together to explore what is best for you and the people you work with.
I am experienced working with short-term, solution-focused approaches within my NHS setting as well as a long-term, open ended approach through private practice. I appreciate the importance of discussing not only people's caseloads but the wider context of the system or organisations we are a part of. I feel it is important to take a broad approach to supervision, ensuring people are helping themselves as much as they are helping the people they are working with.
I am flexible in how I am able to offer supervision which would be either in person my practice in Aldershot, Hampshire, or online / via telephone. My fees are £90 per 90 minute supervision appointment. A concessionary rate of £60 per 90 minute supervision appointment is offered to practitioners in training. These fees cover the completion of any paperwork that may be required as well as occasional calls in-between supervision sessions to discuss time-sensitive cases.