Laura Williams

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Cheadle, Cheshire, SK8
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Supervision details

I am a trained supervisor and a BACP Registered therapeutic counsellor. I studied supervision using the Shohet and Hawkins Seven-Eyed Model, which is based in Transactional Analysis. This is a relational model, which complements my counselling practice, which is mainly Person-Centred. I am also a trained CBT counsellor.

The Seven-Eyed Model is holistic, allowing supervisor and supervisee to explore the counselling process and relationship from every angle:

Mode 1 focuses on the client - how they sit, talk, enter the room. It looks at the therapist's first impression of their client. This mode brings the client into the supervision session.

Mode 2 focuses on the interventions used by the therapist. This allows the therapist to explore their usual way of working and think about what works well and what could be improved. It allows the therapist and supervisor to explore why they use - or don't use - certain interventions.

Mode 3 focuses on the client-therapist relationship. Whether your counselling model is relationship-based or not, the therapeutic relationship is always going to be an important factor in whether or not the therapy is efficacious. It looks at the transference from client to counsellor. 

Mode 4 focuses on the therapist's process in response to your client. It looks at the counter-transference from counsellor to client. In this mode, the supervisor and counsellor explore the counsellor's thoughts and feelings about their client - both conscious and subconscious.

Mode 5 is about the therapist-supervisor relationship. Sometimes, what is happening in the counselling relationship, can get played out in the supervisory relationship. It is my role, as the supervisor, to notice, reflect on and invite my supervisee to explore this.

Mode 6 is about my own process as a supervisor, in a similar way that I invite my supervisee to do in Mode 4. This can help counsellors to see their client relationship in a different light. 

Mode 7 looks at the wider context in which the counselling work is taking place. This can include the counsellor's workplace, codes of conduct and systems of ethics to which we are both bound, the client's cultural background and the wider influences in the lives of supervisor, counsellor and client.

I operate an exploration-led and compassion-based, non-judgmental supervision practice.

I can work with both students of counselling and fully qualified counsellors working with adults, young people and children. 

Supervision sessions last for one and a half hours and can be in person or online. My fees are:

. £60.00 for qualified counsellors

. £45.00 for trainee counsellors - this includes filling in the supervisor report necessary for you to complete your qualification.

I offer a free twenty minute initial telephone consultation, to see whether a prospective counsellor and I will be a good fit to work together.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
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Cheadle, Cheshire, SK8

Key details

Wheelchair user access
Wheelchair user access

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My consultation room is on the ground floor. It has a bathroom attached with some mobility aids. There is access to the house via the back door, where there is a ramp. Please get in touch with me to discuss this further.

Type of session

In person

I am a fully qualified supervisor. I studied at the Manchester Institute for Counselling and Psychotherapy.

Laura Williams
Laura Williams