Laura Alonso Mira Counsellor, Psychotherapist and Supervisor MBACP (Accred)
Supervision is more than a professional requirement; it is a space for growth, reflection, and connection. I currently offer supervision to counsellors and psychotherapists as well as trainees. My goal is to create a nurturing environment that supports your unique development as a therapist, providing a space where you feel free to explore all aspects of your professional growth.
Supervision through the 7-Eyed Model
In supervision, I utilize the 7-Eyed Model, much like adjusting a camera's focus to capture different facets of the therapeutic process. Together, we will explore:
Your Client’s World: Deepening your understanding of their experiences.
Your Interventions: Reflecting on the tools and methods you employ.
The Relationship between You and Your Client: Navigating the dynamics and transference.
Your Own Reactions and Feelings: Examining your responses and countertransference.
Our Supervisory Relationship: Building a strong connection and identifying any parallel processes.
My Reactions as Your Supervisor: Sharing my insights and perspective.
The Wider Context: Considering the broader influences that shape our work and your clients' world.
This comprehensive approach ensures you gain a well-rounded understanding of your practice, offering clarity and insight from various perspectives.
Balancing Support and Challenge
Finding the right balance between feeling supported and being challenged is crucial in supervision. I am dedicated to providing a space where you feel understood and held, while also encouraging you to stretch and develop your skills. Together, we will focus on the restorative, normative, and formative aspects of supervision, helping you find the equilibrium that suits your developmental needs.
I bring a wealth of experience from my previous roles; I currently manage a counselling service in a charity, working extensively with early trauma, anxiety, depression, and supervising the work of counselling psychologists, psychotherapists, and counsellors. Although I have facilitated group supervision sessions and served as a skills practice tutor at the University of East London in the past, my current focus is on providing one-to-one supervision. My experience in essay marking has provided me with a solid foundation to support you through your accreditation applications and other professional milestones.
My Counselling Practice
At the heart of my practice is a profound interest in fostering quality relationships, both with ourselves and with others. I am deeply committed to a trauma-informed and attachment-focused approach. My core training was pluralistic, encompassing person-centred, psychodynamic, CBT, and existential models of psychotherapy. My current practice is heavily influenced by psychodynamic principles, particularly attachment-based interventions, providing a rich background to support your development in these areas.
Continuous Growth and Reflection
I am dedicated to continuous learning and professional development, currently completing an advanced certificate in clinical supervision and regularly attending workshops, including those led by Robin Sohet. My commitment ensures that I am well-prepared to guide you on your supervisory journey. Regular reviews are an integral part of our work together, ensuring that your needs are continually met and providing you with the space to flourish as a practitioner.
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.