Kerry Thorpe

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Available for new clients
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Ashton-in-Makerfield, WN4 0AR
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

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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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

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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.

Kerry Thorpe
Kerry Thorpe