Helen Brightwell

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MBACP, BSc (Hons), Adv.Dip, Trainer, Clinical Supervisor
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

Brighouse, West Yorkshire, HD6 1EJ
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

Supervision details

I am a qualified Clinical Supervisor and I believe the relationship between supervisor and counsellor is incredibly important, I strive to ensure that you feel comfortable and safe enough to bring all of you to supervision. I see our relationship as two professionals working collaboratively to support your practice and wellbeing. 

In supervision I support counsellors to stay grounded, maintain professional and ethical boundaries, explore client work and relationships, interventions and personal issues which may be affecting their practice. I offer a respectful and very human relationship where there is an atmosphere of acceptance and care within it, and the environment. I enjoy being real and laughter is always welcome in supervision, as well as the struggles of working through ethical dilemmas and feelings that can arise from client work, which can be hard to verbalise. I have a genuine interest in you as an individual and you as a counsellor.  Additionally, celebrating your successes is a must! Being part of your growth and development journey is a privilege that I never tire of. 

I am an integrative counsellor with a Person-Centred underpinning, utilising aspects of psychodynamic, Inner Child, CBT, TA, Gestalt and SFBT approaches and I train counselling students on levels 2-4.  I use the 7-eyed supervision model (Hawkins and Shohet), this gives us opportunity to gain holistic insight into how each 'eye' is affecting your practice and supports you to increase your awareness too. 

Supervision sessions are £70 for 90 minutes or £55 for 60 minutes. 

Student counsellor supervision sessions are £60 for 90 minutes and £50 for 60 minutes.

Please email me to arrange a mutually convenient time for us to have a free 15-20 minute chat and help you decide if you would like us to meet. 

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

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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The Coach House, 11 Owler Ings Road, Brighouse, West Yorkshire, HD6 1EJ

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There is a car park available at my Brighouse practice and 60p p/h, payable by phone or cash.

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Type of session

In person

I offer clinical supervision to qualified counsellors and trainees in person and online to support safe, ethical and competent counselling practice.

Helen Brightwell
Helen Brightwell