Joan Edwards

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MA Counselling, BACP (Accred), Dip Counsellor Supervision
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Leyburn, DL8
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Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

Supervision details

My supervision fees are £45 per hour for individuals, and £50 per hour for organisations.

I have a Diploma in Counsellor Supervision from York St John University, and am on their list of approved Supervisors for students undertaking their placements. I am an integrative counsellor working primarily from a Person Centred basis, but incorporating other modes such as CBT, Psychodynamic, Gestalt, TA, Mindfulness, and other creative therapeutic interventions etc. as appropriate to my clients' needs.  As a supervisor I am supportive, giving space to the counsellors I supervise to explore their own practice, and present their cases and issues in ways which help them to analyse and extend their own counselling skills, and enhance their own personal well-being.  My aim is to help counsellors to develop and value their own unique counselling style, giving space to each individual as 'a person' as well as 'a professional'. I am adaptive to the different needs in supervision - acknowledging the different needs of individuals - depending on levels of experience and skills, levels of support/or lack of - within working environments, needs of the client base etc.  The supervision needs of an experienced 'mature' therapist are very different from those of a student just setting out on their professional journey. I have been an external supervisor for Darlington Rape Crisis Centre for over 20 years, and have supported students through their first client experiences to becoming qualified.  I have written assessments and reports, and provided positive feed-back to the students themselves to help them gain confidence and develop their own 'mix' and style of therapy.  Working to BACP code of ethics, I help set and monitor the necessary therapeutic boundaries in order to protect both the counsellor and their clients.

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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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Aysgarth, Leyburn, DL8

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Wheelchair user access
Wheelchair user access

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I live in a bungalow, but while I am wheelchair accessible, it is advisable to forewarn me as the drive is fairly steep, and there is gravel to contend with in order to get to my therapy room door, so you may need help.

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Type of session

In person

I'm a mature supervisor with 25+ years of experience, s'vising counsellors from different backgrounds, in various settings and all experience levels.

Joan Edwards
Joan Edwards