Supervisor Bo Bloomfield

Bo Bloomfield

Otley
West Yorkshire
LS21

07941521363

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I work from the premise that supervision is driven by a twofold purpose: to ensure the welfare and safety of the client and to help support and develop the work of the counsellor. I am an experienced supervisor of trainees, qualified counsellors and groups. I have been in practice as a supervisor since 2011. I am a senior accredited counsellor with twenty years unbroken practice with children adolescents and adults in education from Primary School to University. I have also worked in the NHS and in private practice. I am relationally-trained and my fundamental belief is that therapeutic change comes about through the systematic use of the therapeutic relationship. My key task is to create an empowering alliance with the client by communicating the attitudes and skills of the person-centred approach. My supervision practice is also relational. By creating a climate of warmth, trust, genuineness and respect, my attention and energy are firmly focused on the supervisory relationship since its quality determines overall effectiveness. A culture of openness to learning and personal re-evaluation goes with the supervisee as they make the journey from trainee to experienced practitioner. Supervision has been central to the development of my own style and way of working. My intention is to provide an interpersonally focused relationship that facilitates the development of therapeutic competence whilst containing and holding the client work in a therapeutic triad. This enables the supervisee to fully attend to client need. By encouraging supervisees to be aware of their internal processes, to monitor emotional responses and experiences within their work, I attempt to increase awareness of who the supervisee may be to the client. I encourage the supervisee to notice what they experience in the relationship and consider if this experience relates to their own unresolved conflicts or if it is their response to the client playing out old patterns of relating.

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Maps & Directions

Otley, LS21

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None

Accessibility

Accessibility information
Wheelchair user access:
Unspecified

Supervision & training

I work from the premise that supervision is driven by a twofold purpose: to ensure the welfare and safety of the client and to help support and develop the work of the counsellor.