With bases in both Edinburgh and Carlisle, I offer one-to-one supervision and consultation for counsellors, therapists and other practitioners seeking a collaborative and creative approach to supporting and developing their work.
I hold a Diploma in Integrative and Adlerian Supervision and have more than 12 years’ experience as a supervisor in a clinical setting as well as in private practice where my supervisees bring a variety of issues from anxiety and depression to gender dysphoria and family counselling.
I also supervise trainee counsellors, as well as established independent counsellors based in or near Carlisle and Edinburgh.
What is an Integrative/Adlerian approach and how can it help?
There are many different models of counselling and while my core training (1996 - 2000) was in Individual Psychology and Adlerian Counselling, which is built on the philosophical work of Alfred Adler, I have inevitably come across many other sorts of counselling models and ideas.
As a practising counsellor and supervisor, committed to and interested in the well-being of my clients, I have actively studied several therapeutic models, including Gestalt, Transactional Analysis, the Person-Centred approach, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Mindfulness. In common with many experienced counsellors, I incorporate ideas from these models in order to facilitate a reliable, supportive and ethically confidential therapeutic relationship in a safe space where people can share their innermost thoughts and feelings without being judged or criticised. Honest, open, attentive face-to-face dialogue can provide the foundation for increased understanding and insight.