I practise the Seven-Eyed Supervision model, developed by Peter Hawkins and Robin Shohet in 1985, combining the IDM (integrative development model (Stoltenberg and McNeil). I aim to provide a safe and supportive space for practitioners to review both theirs and their clients' growth, challenges and development. Supervision is a dynamic collaborative and positively challenging process, ensuring the best possible outcomes clients and good counselling practise, as such, my role as a supervisor is not to enter the process to specifically influence or judge a practitioner. I have always loved the analogy that the best way to teach a person to swim is to be in the water with them and not shout instructions from the side of the pool and I attempt to adopt this philosophy across supervision sessions, being in the practitioners frame of reference and exploring and evaluating their practice with them together assuring quality service provision, ethical practise and sharing knowledge and experience as well as monitoring the counsellor is undertaking continual professional development and making suggestions where appropriate.
I'm a qualified Person-Centred Therapist with additional qualifications in CBT allowing me to work holistically and integratively with clients and supervisees. I am also a qualified childrens and young peoples counsellor with a number of years of experience working with children and young people in an educational setting as well as in a counselling room, online, over the telephone and in text only.
I began my private practice during lockdown and now have a number of clients who I work with both face to face and online, I also work for a local counselling agency, and employed by a mental health organisation as a children and young peoples counsellor. I have a number of years' experience supporting people with various mental health issues, such as: Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, bereavement, complex PTSD, Self-harm, OCD and alcohol and drug misuse.
I am able to offer 60 - 90 minute sessions depending on your requirements
Fully Qualified: £40 1 hour £60 90 1.5 hours
Trainee: £25 1 hour £30 1.5 hours
Registered member of the BACP (MBACP)
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
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