Kerry O'Sullivan

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Psychotherapist/ Supervisor (MBACP)
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Liverpool, Merseyside, L22 6QA
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This professional is available for new clients.

Supervision details

I provide clinical supervision for trainees, recently qualified and experienced psychotherapists and counsellors from any modality who hold the therapeutic relationship central to their work and are open to working relationally in supervision. 

I am a psychotherapist, supervisor and tutor working in my successful private practice in Waterloo, Liverpool 22.  I also work on a consultancy basis for a local Women’s charity supporting counselling delivery and teaching counselling courses. I also offer therapeutic supervision/ reflective practice to clients in professions that may require an element of dealing with work pressure/ stress, such as NHS staff, school/ education staff, emergency service staff.

My approach as a clinical supervisor is to encourage your development and effectiveness as a psychotherapist or counsellor while ensuring that you maintain safe, professional and ethical standards of practice. I seek to provide a supportive and confidential setting for supervisees to critically reflect on and explore all aspects of their client work. 

Whilst your work with clients will be the main focus of our supervision, there would also be time for you to look at your own needs, as I believe that your well-being is vital to ensure good working practice, while maintaining the boundaries between supervision and personal therapy. 

As a practitioner working in their own private practice, and having also worked for several organisations, I am able to support you whether you work independently or as part of a team. I can also support supervisees as they navigate setting up, managing and growing their private practice or portfolio of work. 

Having had a previous career in education, including senior leadership, I have extensive experience of safeguarding young people and the leadership and management of organisations.

Having studied to master’s level in my core training, I have a sound theoretical knowledge of the core and more contemporary theories within the person-centred and experiential approaches, and therefore am well placed to support person-centred trainees who would like supervision to enhance and consolidate their knowledge. In addition, I can offer academic supervision which students find helpful, often alongside clinical supervision or as an integrated part of supervision whilst training.

I offer a free, short phone consultation with no obligation for any potential supervisee. This time allows me to get to know your needs, explain my services and answer any of your questions. It also allows you to get a sense of whether I am someone you feel you could work with.

In the first session of supervision, we will discuss your requirements for supervision, clarify frequency of sessions based on your caseload, experience, training or accreditation requirements and to establish how we might work together, alongside contracting for your supervision.

My expectations of you as a potential supervisee are that you will have professional indemnity insurance (either personally or via the organisation you work for) and that you are a member of a professional organisation, such as the BACP or NCPS, and abide by its code of ethics.

I offer appointments between 9.30am – 12pm Mondays to Wednesdays, and 9.30am - 6pm Thursdays/ Fridays.

And some evening appointments subject to availability.

My current fees are £50 per hour and £75 per 90-minute sessions. I offer a reduced fee of 10% for trainee psychotherapists/ counsellors seeking supervision.

If you have any questions about how I work, please don't hesitate to get in touch. 

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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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Suite 1, Crosby Business Centre, 3-11 Mersey View, Waterloo, Liverpool, Merseyside, L22 6QA

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I provide clinical supervision for trainees, recently qualified and experienced psychotherapists/ counsellors from any modality.

Kerry O'Sullivan
Kerry O'Sullivan