Louise Teal

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PG Dip, BA hons, BACPAccrd Online/Telephone/Email/Face2face
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Hebden Bridge HX7 & London WC2E
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This professional is available for new clients.

Supervision details


A philosophy of clinical supervision

Supervision is a form of professional mentoring to ensure appropriate standards in the counselling profession. Supervision is an opportunity for in depth reflection; a valuable way of “checking in” with a more experienced practitioner. 

Supervision aims to enhance quality, increase resilience and stimulate creativity. Quality supervision helps to sustain the personal resourcefulness of counsellors to undertake the work whilst also being a space to expand and be challenged.

Supporting and ensuring that as counsellors we stay grounded, maintain professional and ethical boundaries, and develop theoretical and practical knowledge. Supervisee and supervisor work together provide effective, safe, ethical therapy for our clients.

The supervision I offer is the Process Model of Supervision - Hawkins and Shohet which observes the following;

  • Reflection on the content of the therapy session
  • Exploration of the interventions used
  • Exploration of the therapy process and relationships
  • A focus on counter-transference
  • A focus on parallel process
  • Any supervisory counter-transference

As a psychotherapist I offer clients relational integrative therapy with contemporary psychotherapy at its core. I facilitate clients exploration of themselves as part of a network of relationships in order to gain greater self awareness and create meaning from their past to effect positive change in the present. The psychological theories of attachment (Bowlby), object relations (Fairbairn) and self psychology (Kohut) and Clarkson's five relationships model underpin my client work.  

I am trained in grief and bereavement counselling and have continued professional development training in third wave CBT inc. (ACT) acceptance and commitment therapy and (DBT) dialectical behavioral therapy, (CFT) compassion focused therapy, working with neurodiversity and integrating mindfulness and meditation practices to support emotional regulation. 

I offer supervisees a strong, safe, encouraging relationship, where their autonomy is respected. An environment to learn new things and gain insights into their therapeutic work with clients. As a therapist you will be supported to make difficult decisions and motivated towards positive action. Emphasis is placed on reflection, growth and self governance.

Supervision works best when we embrace the opportunity to be open and honest, when we are able to discuss difficulties occurring with clients without blame or judgement. Being encouraged to share and unload the burden of complex and challenging work and a focus on self-care to avoid “burnout” are important aspects of supervision.

I maintain high levels of good practice for the work I supervise, ensuring the application of the ethical framework to the client work, particularly with regard to competence and professionalism, relationship building, the management of personal boundaries, any dual relationships, conflicts of interest and avoiding exploitation.

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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Hebden Bridge, HX7

The Piazza, London, WC2E

Key details

There are several steps to my office a handrail is provided, parking is available outside the property.

Type of session

In person

The Process Model of supervision. In depth reflection and professional mentoring to enhance quality, increase resilience and stimulate creativity.

Louise Teal
Louise Teal