Michelle Rutherford

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East Kilbride, South Lanarkshire, G75
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Supervision details

Looking for a new supervisor can sometimes feel like a daunting task (well it did for me) especially when there are so many different modalities and individual strengths available within the supervisor register to choose from.

My therapy work includes running my own private counselling practice as well as experience in working within counselling services in schools, EAP and adult counselling services both generic and specialist.

I have a particular interest in working with clients with family and childhood trauma past and present. I’m also a holistic, complementary therapist with the Federation of Holistic Therapists and so I use a lot of visualisation, breath and body work in my therapy.

I currently work with children and young people, individuals and couples and from that diverse client base perspective I aim to support your work with your own diverse client group.

I enjoy the supervision relationship between qualified/in-training counsellors because it's a dynamic yet also reflective space to work together to bring about the best outcomes for you as the counsellor and ultimately for your client.

Counselling can be so rewarding but at times can also be very activating and even stressful so it’s important to have a supervisor that can keep a supportive and aware birds eye view of counselling work problems such as over-working, overinvolvement, burnout and lack of self-care.

My own self-care involves mindfulness practice, retreats, wild swimming, hill and beach walking as well as my cathartic martial arts discipline and creative art projects.

Please feel free to contact me for an initial chat if something I’ve said has resonated with you or piqued your curiousity and we can take it from there.

My fees for supervision are:

£55 for an hour for qualified counsellors. 

£45 for an hour session for in-training/student counsellors working.

£40 for an hour for in-training/student counsellors not working.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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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).

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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
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East Kilbride, South Lanarkshire, G75

Key details

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Wheelchair user access
Wheelchair user access

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There is free on-site parking and flat surfaces to the entrances. There is a lift once inside the building.

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Type of session

In person

I'm a COSCA certified clinical supervisor offering pluralistic and integrative supervision in a collaborative, person-centred way.

Michelle Rutherford
Michelle Rutherford