Supervisor Profile

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Supervision details

I offer monthly or fortnightly supervision and have some flexibility to offer online or telephone supervision outside of my normal opening hours.

As an experienced counsellor, and as a manager of counsellors and counselling services for many years in the NHS, I understand the importance of supervisees feeling they have a safe place to speak congruently about their practice, learning and self-care.

I aim to provide an atmosphere of warmth, professional respect, honesty and positive affirmations, while holding a responsibility to the clients of the supervisee.

The cyclical model of supervision, which I practice in, has five stages which are explored non-sequentially depending on the needs of the work at the time.  The model is grounded in beliefs that supervision should be supervisee-centred, holistic, primarily a containing and enabling process which focuses on enhancing the therapeutic value of the work.  The supervisor offers core conditions of warmth, respect, genuiness and empathic understanding in support of this process.

If you are interested in discussing or booking supervision with me, please contact me. 

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Suite 11 Lesscent House, 405 Wigan Rd, Bryn, Ashton-in-Makerfield, WN4 0AR

Key details

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Wheelchair user access

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Type of session

In person

I offer face to face and online supervision to counsellors practising in person-centred therapy or Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.