Rachel Allen. Counsellor, Supervisor & CYP Supervision
I am a qualified supervisor, who enjoys working creatively. I have a PostGraduate Diploma in Consultative Supervision from University of South Wales and experience of supervising both qualified and trainee counsellors, working with a broad range of issues. I aim to offer a supportive, reflective and creative space for you to explore your work and its impact on you.
While I have worked extensively with adult clients in various settings including private practice, I have particular experience of supervising therapists working with children and young people, including play therapists and school based counsellors. Having worked in schools for several organisations, both as a counsellor and as a supervisor and counselling project manager, I have a good understanding of the systemic issues that can present when working in these settings. I currently also supervise therapists working for Help! Counselling.
I find that using creative techniques can be so helpful and, if you are interested in doing, so would support you to explore this way of working in supervision. I find this fits well with my integrative approach, which is based on a humanistic view of relationship, informed by systemic and psychodynamic thinking. I also lecture in counselling at degree level, and welcome trainee counsellors as supervisees.
I am always happy to meet prospective supervisees for an exploratory session, to get a sense of whether we might be able to work together. Please do get in touch if you would like to discuss this further. I charge £50 per hour for supervision and can offer concessionary rates to trainee therapists or if you are working on a low income - please ask for details.
I offer individual and group supervision. If you are interested in joining a creative supervision group please let me know, as I'm currently exploring setting this up.