I am a qualified supervisor, holding a Post-Graduate Diploma in Clinical Supervision. Until recently a clinical supervisor for groups of psychodynamic counselling trainees and qualified counsellors at The Counselling Foundation, I also have experience of supervising practitioners in private practice, and of supervising counsellors working in a student counselling service within a university.
I became interested in a psychodynamic way of understanding emotional distress during the earlier part of my career, when I worked in NHS mental health services, supporting individuals with complex needs and supervising mental health social workers. Through working in these settings, I also gained substantial understanding and experience of risk assessment. Having worked in a variety of emotional wellbeing settings and lectured at the University of Hertfordshire on a number of therapeutic modalities, I enjoy supervising practitioners from different therapeutic backgrounds - including integrative as well as psychodynamic. Please get in touch if you would like to arrange an initial meeting to talk about the possibility of receiving supervision with me.
My approach to supervision is to tailor support to the individual level at which you are working (whether you are newer to counselling/psychotherapy or a more experienced practitioner). I see supervision as a collaborative, creative enterprise, and a space in which we can look inwards as well as outwards, so as to be in the best position to be able to offer our clients an ethically sensitive and emotionally containing experience. Supervision fee: £55. I offer supervision in person (in St Albans), on zoom or by phone.
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.
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