Chris Allen - MA, PG Dip, BSc (Hons), mBPS, BACP
*Now providing phone and video appointments*
Hi, I'm Chris and I provide supervision to those working in the helping professions, usually but not exclusively counsellors and psychotherapists.
Hello and a warm welcome to all
I welcome supervisees from all backgrounds both personally and professionally. I am very passionate about supervision, I feel it is a vital ingredient for all professional helpers.
Finding a Supervisor who is right for you
I gain enormous satisfaction working with both new and experienced helping professionals. As an integrative relational psychotherapist my focus is always on client before theory, experience and present-moment, before therapeutic ideology. My own experiences of receiving supervision have greatly informed how I now supervise others. It is vital to have a theoretical storehouse from which to use within therapy and supervision, and my training is never-ending - I'm even doing a PhD. But, when professionals put theory before experience, ideology before reflexive attention, the client feels misheard and the therapeutic relationship breaks down. I have experienced this and heard countless stories of this same pattern emerging time and again.
The Working Alliance
By offering you support and empathy and by providing a friendly and relaxed ear, the supervisory relationship can be a wonderful thing. My training and my experience of psychotherapy and supervision provide a variety of ways that I can support you.
I look forward to hearing from and please do not hesitate to contact me.