Ruth Galloway-Kirkland

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Mojo-Returner!Coach, Supervisor, Counsellor & EMDR Therapist
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

Edinburgh EH12 & Loanhead EH20
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

Supervision details

I offer supervision to coaches, counsellors, and psychotherapists.

From July 2024 I will be offering a closed supervision group for coaches working with clients who are neurodivergent. There will be 10 x 2 hour supervision group sessions throughout the year, and each session will include some input on key points to consider to nourish our work with this client group, as well as lots of space to discuss client case material.  Contact me today to add your name to the waiting list.

Coaching and Counselling Supervision is a safe and confidential space for you to process your client case material. It is a dynamic, collaborative space in which to think about, and feel, your client work. For coaches, counsellors and psychotherapists supervision is an essential and integral part of our work.  It is where we keep our clients best interests at the forefront of our discussion but also where we can recognise and acknowledge our feelings and responses to the narratives we hear from those we work with. 

In Coaching and Counselling Supervision I will support you to be courageous in your client work, and gently challenge you in this too.  Supervision is a space of growth and transformation. I work in the dialogue between Psychodynamic and Person-Centred modalities, encouraging you to see the connections  between past and present, and the patterns in your client's experiences.  We will observe parallel processes occurring within our own sessions, allowing you to look at your work through a different lens. ​

Much of my clinical work has been with high risk client groups (prison, substance use with co-occurring physical and mental health issues) providing me with a wealth of experience in working with safeguarding issues, and I can support you to find ethical ways forward should you be faced with complex safeguarding situations or ethical dilemmas. ​My areas of experience and particular specialisation within supervision are: Safeguarding,Trauma, Substance use, Self-harm, Anxiety, Depression, Childhood sexual abuse, Relationship difficulties, Stress, Criminal justice, Prison work, Physical health problems with co-occuring mental health issues​.

I have limited spaces for coaching supervisees at present, from £225 per hour.

I do not have any availability for counselling supervisees right now.

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).

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.

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Edinburgh, City Of Edinburgh, EH12

Loanhead, EH20

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Coaching and Counselling supervision with me is a dynamic, transformative and collaborative space in which to think about, and feel, your client work.

Ruth Galloway-Kirkland
Ruth Galloway-Kirkland