In supervision sessions, I work with the Seven-eyed Model (Hawkins & Shohet) and the Cyclical Model (Page & Wosket) in mind to support counsellors and psychotherapist in all areas of their work -- professional and personal -- and view the therapist as a whole person who brings themselves with all of their varying experiences into their clinical supervision. It is in this supportive, supervisory relationship that the therapist has the freedom to explore their understanding and insight into their experiences with client material and do so in a calm, considered and confidential space.
I am an BACP accredited counsellor, so I am comfortable and experienced in supporting counsellors who are considering or working towards applying for accreditation as well as being able to provide the clinical supervisor report required for applications to the BACP.
My portfolio is diverse, and I currently work as a counsellor, supervisor, trainer, mindfulness teacher, and academic, so I have a good understanding of a range of services and workplace-expectations. I have worked in schools and universities, non-profit organisations, and have been a counselling manager in the private sector (EAP) where I supported therapists in demanding EAP counselling roles within the therapeutic service and have trained as a Level 3 Designated Safeguarding Lead (2020).
As well as adult counselling, I completed training in Children’s Counselling with Place2Be in 2017, where I worked in primary schools across Manchester for two-years. During 2019-2020, I was a supervisor with the BACP as part of a pilot scheme, where I supervised pastoral and safeguarding leads in Further Education Colleges, and I am now a register trainer for the BACP and specialise in delivering supervision skills workshops to those in education-based supportive roles. As a BACP trainer, I will be delivering the next stage of the BACP’s supervision in education programme, ‘Supervising Others’, across Greater Manchester from September 2021. Please see the following link for more information regarding this project: https://www.bacp.co.uk/news/news-from-bacp/2021/reflective-practice-supervision-training/
Further to supervision, I am a BACP accredited counsellor in private practice and currently completing a Doctorate in Psychological Trauma at the University of Chester. My specific training in trauma and being a qualified mindfulness teacher with Breathworks, means that I integrate my knowledge and experience with working with trauma and mindfulness practice into my work with supervisees.
I'm passionate about supporting people in finding their voice to be heard and understood and enabling them to find compassion and self-care to make changes for themselves and those they work with.