Heidi Lester

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Counsellor Young People, Adults, Supervisor MA. CCYP. Ad.Dip
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

Manorbier, Pembrokeshire, SA70
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

Supervision details

I work using the Person-Centred Approach to counselling as my foundation, which in essence uses the three core conditions of empathy, congruence and acceptance. I also use a range of therapeutic interventions within my counselling practice and I use this knowledge, training and experience when working with supervisees. My aim is to attend to four main areas in supervision and to bring the balance of these areas into awareness during sessions as needed. I am committed to providing a safe, therapeutic environment for my supervisees. It’s important for you to know what agreements we are making together and what to expect. The four main areas are:  • Educative (supporting the supervisee’s ongoing learning through our sessions and signposting to CPD needs)  • Responsibility (monitoring ethical and practical issues in a way to support all parties engaged in the counselling)  • Supportive (to offer care and support to the supervisee balanced with challenge and insight)  • Therapeutic (an awareness of the supervisees own issues and the possible impact to their work, as well as holding myself awareness).

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
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Manorbier, Pembrokeshire, SA70

Key details

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I have ample parking available. There is a small step up into my therapy room.

Online platforms

Google Meet

Type of session

In person

Qualified supervisor, and lecturer in counselling qualifications bringing extensive experience of client work including young people.