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I have had the privilege of mentoring and supervising other counsellors to help facilitate their growth as practitioners and individuals for over 10 years.  This is an important place to support both the client and the counsellor. It allows the space for the counsellor to explore and grow in the client/counsellor dynamic, to explore the clients presenting issues and presentation, as well as to consider their own responses to the client and what is happening in the session. It is a safe place to develop the counsellor in their practice as well as an individual.

I have over 20 years of counselling experience to draw on and specialise in working with complex trauma, abuse and dissociative disorder like DID. I am also experienced in working with anxiety, depression and addiction. I work as an integrative supervisor and draw from different modalities to inform my own counselling practice as well as those that I supervise. I often use creative resources in my supervision practice and will also work somatically when it's helpful.

I have written and deliver training to counsellors and psychotherapists on 'The Neurobiological Effects of Trauma', as well as delivering training on  'Working with Substance Use' and 'Safeguarding'.  

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Livingston
West Lothian
EH54

Types of client

Adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Online platforms

Zoom

Type of session

In person supervision
Online supervision
Telephone supervision

I have been mentoring counsellors and offering clinical supervision to other counsellors for over 10 years.

Alison Balfour

Alison Balfour