I have 16 years post qualification experience in various counselling, CBT and supervisory roles. I am qualified in person centred, psychodynamic counselling and CBT. I also draw from training in trauma and attachment approaches.
I have worked extensively in senior/supervisory roles within CYP mental health services and as such I can provide specialist supervision for those working with children and young people in addition to providing supervision of adult work.
In private practice I offer counselling for adults and young people, clinical supervision for professionals, and supervision of supervision. Alongside this I work with a children’s charity providing therapies and in a separate role providing bereavement counselling.
You can expect a safe and containing space to discuss client work and all elements of the therapeutic role. We will work collaboratively to build mutual understanding of your clients in order to help them to progress.
Your supervision will be adapted to suit your stage of professional development, whether in training, newly qualified, established, or experienced.
I work in ways which promote your own emotional well-being, encouraging discussion of feelings raised as a result of your work to reduce any negative impact of the work on your wellbeing. This can also increase our understanding of how your clients may be feeling, how they relate to others and can help us to use relational dynamics for the benefit of your clients progress.
We might also discuss areas of risk, make practice theory links, identify special areas of interest or talk about any other areas relating to your role that you feel are relevant to development of your practice.
I do not believe that counsellors or supervisors can or should be all knowing. I view the supervisory relationship as an ongoing opportunity for mutual learning. I promote an open and honest ethos in which to both celebrate achievements and explore any areas that you may feel stuck with.
I engage with regular supervision of client work and also with supervision of supervision. I believe these are essential to effective practice.
If you are interested in working together please contact me to arrange a no cost 30 min Zoom meeting for introductions and discussion around your supervisory needs. This will enable us to consider your expectations, how these might be met and if we are a good fit for working together.
For qualified counsellors/therapists supervision fees are £70.00 per 90 mins. Frequency is usually 90 mins per calendar month. Where additional supervision is required or a reduced amount is needed because of supervision accessed elsewhere the rate is £50.00 per 60 mins. Where a duration of less than 60 mins is requested the minimum fee of £50 is charged.
For counsellors/therapists in training where no fee is being received for client work I offer a reduced rate of £60.00 per 90 mins or £40.00 per 60 mins. The frequency is negotiable to fit with training requirements. Where a duration of less than 60 mins is requested the minimum fee of £40 is charged.
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
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.