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MA, MBACP (Accred), She/Her

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I am an experienced integrative counsellor and psychotherapist. My way of working is predominantly humanistic with psychodynamic insight. 

My core training drew to a large extent on the attachment theory and intersubjectivity, placing the therapeutic relationship at the centre of all work.

My special interest is the therapist's use of self, in particular, empathic attunement, and rupture and repair of the therapeutic alliance. In supervision, I'd be supporting you in understanding what is going on in your relationship with your client and how you can be in it to facilitate emotional change. My priority is to create a supervisory relationship that feels safe and enables you to explore difficult aspects of your practice.  

I welcome supervisees from different theoretical orientations and will be respectful of your own way of working. I am familiar with a variety of theories and am open to using the therapeutic language applicable to your approach.

In addition, I can support your professional development in the following specific modalities:

  • PCE-CfD (Person-Centred Experiential Counselling for Depression, used in the NHS IAPT service). I am certified in this approach and am currently working with NHS patients as a PCE-CfD practitioner
  • Emotion-Focused Therapy. I am an EFT-informed supervisor

I hold a Diploma in Supervision and supervise counsellors and psychotherapists who offer individual therapy to adults.

I have worked both in organisational settings, such as NHS, voluntary sector, higher education, and in private practice, offering brief and long-term therapy, from a 4-session model to up to two years. I have an understanding of the challenges and specific conditions of each of those settings.

I am an approved supervisor for the MA/PG Dip in Psychotherapy and Counselling programme at the University of Leeds.

I also work with mental health practitioners, mental health support workers, public service interpreters, and other professionals who need supervision or debriefing after being exposed to emotionally triggering or traumatic situations through their work.

I offer supervision nationally, regionally, and locally to Local Authorities, Schools, NHS Trusts, and voluntary sector agencies.

My Fees

Individual supervision: £52 per 60 minutes, £78 per 90 minutes
Group supervision: £39 per 90 minutes twice a month
Group size: up to four members
Organisations: please, contact to discuss

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Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, HD4

Hunslet Road, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS10

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I supervise qualified and trainee practitioners who offer individual therapy to adults.