Training as a supervisor felt like a logical next step that allows me to utilise the skills I developed as an educator into my counselling practice. I am trained in the seven eyed model of supervision which provides a structure that focuses on:
- The client
- The interventions used
- The relationship between the client and therapist
- The therapists process
- The supervisory relationship
- The supervisors process
- The wider context of the work
The value of a shared experience and a different perspective is something I have personally appreciated and benefitted from throughout my training and work as a therapist. This includes supervision groups and one to one support with both peers and qualified supervisors. I consider supervision to be a working relationship that supports personal growth as well as professional development. I am interested in the human experience of our work as therapists as well as effective professional practice and upholding of standards, all of which I bring to my role as a supervisor.
As a therapist my core training is in person centred therapy and my supervisory style reflects this. I also have some training in other approaches, including cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), compassion focused therapy (CFT), solution focussed brief therapy (SFBT) and counselling for domestic abuse. My client work includes specialist counselling for domestic abuse but I also work with general counselling clients and a wide range of issues. I have experience of time limited or short-term counselling support but have also worked with longer term and open ended counselling interventions. In addition to this, I have a long history working in post 16 education as a lecturer and also ran my own small business for over 25 years.
It's important to find the right supervisor so I offer a free 30 minute, no obligation, initial consultation over the telephone or Zoom. This is an opportunity for us to meet and discuss whether what I can offer meets your supervision needs, but also for us to consider if we are comfortable working together. Following this, if you are interested in booking a supervision session, I will send you full details of my service, terms & conditions and fees.
If you think I might be able to meet your supervision needs, please do get in touch so we can arrange to meet up and discuss this further.
My fee for supervision is £40.00 per hour (remote) or £45.00 per hour (in person).
I also offer a concessionary rate of £30.00 per hour (remote) or £35.00 per hour (in person) for students and volunteer counsellors
I can offer 60 minute or 90 minute appointments as required.
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.