I am a humanistic, integrative supervisor and draw upon a range of theories and approaches. I hope to provide a safe, comfortable space in order to build a high level of trust; the relationship within supervision is of paramount importance. This will facilitate open and honest reflection and exploration of the dynamics within the counselling relationship and the impact that this may have on you.
I have worked as a counsellor within Primary Care for twenty years and have gained a wealth of experience in time-limited therapy working with a broad range of people and issues. I was also the Co-ordinator of the Durham Dales Primary Care Counselling service for seventeen years. This role involved supporting the counselling team to develop best practice, arranging training opportunities, maintaining relationships with practice managers and communicating with the local Clinical Commissioning Group with regard to monitoring and evaluating the service.
I gained an Advanced Diploma in Counselling from Durham University in 1999 and became an accredited counsellor in 2001. I completed the Diploma in Supervision at St John's College Ripon and York between September 2003 and June 2004 and have supervised a team of Primary Care counsellors.
I am a mature person and have four adult children and grandchildren. I have many interests and hobbies and would like to think that this keeps me young at heart and enthusiastic.
I work from Bishop Auckland or Newton Aycliffe and can be very flexible with appointment times.
Please give me a call if you would like further information or to set up an initial meeting.
I look forward to hearing from you.