Lara Cresswell

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Counsellor (MBACP)
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Warrington, Cheshire, WA4
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Supervision details

I am a BACP-registered, experienced person-centred counsellor and social worker.  I am in the final stages of my Supervision Qualification and as part of the process I am able to offer a few individuals some free-of-charge supervision sessions (3 x 1.5 hours).  

My supervision training is the Advanced Certificate in Clinical Supervision including Online and Telephone Working (mapped to Level 6 and follows BACP, NCPS and ACTO competencies).  I am trained and confident to offer supervision online and in person to counsellors working in either of these formats.  

Supervision with me

I aim to provide supervisees with a supportive and gently challenging environment to reflect on and review their practice, to ensure they are working safely, effectively, and to their potential.  I value ethical behaviour and place high priority on anti-oppressive/discriminatory practice.  I want you to do your best work for your clients.  I want you to grow and move forward.

I offer person-centred supervision that draws on the seven-eyed model of supervision, which is the core of my training.  In line with my counselling practice, my focus remains on the importance of achieving rapport, mutual trust and openness in the supervisory relationship.  

I intend to provide an accepting space where you feel safe to bring all aspects of your work – uncertainties, struggles as well as success.  I’ll offer honest feedback, not to shame or embarrass you but to encourage awareness and enhance your skills.  I embrace the principles of the IDM approach to supervision so tailor guidance to your particular stage of development.  

I anticipate moments of laughter.  I’ll bring enthusiasm and a sense of humour to our work, never forgetting that the path to qualifying and practicing can be magical but also hard work.  

If you are a trainee counsellor or a qualified practitioner, I would love to hear from you.  After your free sessions, charges for supervision are £45.00 for a sixty minute session (£35.00 for trainees).  Do get in touch to find out more about supervision or personal therapy as part of your course requirements.  Lara

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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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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Warrington, Cheshire, WA4

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Dedicated, ground-floor counselling room. Parking available immediately outside.

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Type of session

In person

I offer Person-Centred Supervision to trainee and qualified counsellors, working with adults and young people. Some free sessions available.

Lara Cresswell
Lara Cresswell