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Sarah Buxton (MA, PG Dip, BSc Hons) registered with HCPC

Derby, Derbyshire, DE1
Registered / Accredited


I have had many years of experience supervising and mentoring trainee arts therapists and counsellors, qualified arts therapists, well being staff and qualified counsellors within a variety of settings. I am on the British Association of Dramatherapists register of clinical supervisors.

Approach to Supervision

I offer a creative; person centred theoretical orientation to supervision. Through this approach I am able to provide supervision sessions that offer verbal, nonverbal and creative methods to explore and express content. A person-centred approach enables me to be non-directive, providing a space that offers the opportunity to be ‘in relationship’ with another. Theory indicates change is brought about by conditions, the three core conditions being empathy, unconditional positive regard and congruency. I aspire to provide these core conditions within the supervisory space. I aim to develop a safe and trusting relationship in which the supervisee can be supported both personally and professionally.  However, noting the difference between therapy and supervision.

I apply the use of The Seven Eyed Model, by Hawkins and Shohet, as a useful framework in which to facilitate supervision.  The model explains that there are many different levels operating at any time during supervision, these levels can involve the supervisor, supervisee, the client, work context and wider context.  Therefore, the focus of supervision sessions can shift accordingly between these seven eyes as a point of reference.

Types of Supervision offered

I am happy to provide face to face, online and telephone supervision. 

Want to discuss further?

If you would like to find out more or book an introductory session please feel free to get in touch. 

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Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

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You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

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Currently, all work is online/phone due to Covid 19 crisis. (For face time face work - The premises I hire rooms from are wheelchair accessible. There is on site parking and also street parking. The building is close to the city centre.)

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Young people
Sarah Buxton (MA, PG Dip, BSc Hons) registered with HCPC

Sarah Buxton (MA, PG Dip, BSc Hons) registered with HCPC