Pamela Hartley

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Supervisor • she/her
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

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Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, ST5
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

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Supervision details

I am a highly qualified counsellor, supervisor and trainer, who is passionate about supporting counsellors, therapists and other professionals. I offer supervision to experienced practitioners and students, those working within organisations and counsellors in private practice.

I specialise in trauma-informed counselling/supervision, having completed the MSc in Psychological Trauma and having several years of experience supporting individuals affected by traumatic bereavement and sexual violence. I also have particular interest and experience in working with bereavement, loss and life changing/limiting illness.

As a supervisor, I would work with you to build a collaborative relationship, offering regular opportunities to reflect on and develop your practice in order to work effectively, safely and ethically. I offer a safe space in which the work can be considered within organisational, professional, social and cultural contexts whilst also being nurturing and supportive.

My approach is based on the Seven-eyed Model of Supervision (Hawkins & Shohet, 2012), as well as the normative, formative and restorative purposes of supervision described by Inskipp and Proctor. These facilitate a collaborative relationship which meets the quality-control, developmental and supportive functions of supervision.

Currently, supervision is charged at £45 per hour, though a concessionary fee of £30 may be available to student counsellors. Please feel free to contact me for further information or if you have any questions. 

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.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, ST5

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Online platforms

Google Meet

Type of session

In person

I am a highly qualified counsellor, supervisor and trainer, who is passionate about supporting counsellors, therapists and other professionals.

Pamela Hartley
Pamela Hartley