Hello, I am a BACP accredited, integrative counsellor and clinical supervisor and I understand choosing a supervisor can be difficult. I'll encourage you to meet me for for a chat by phone or by zoom to check out our fit and so we can get to know each other a little and to be able to ask each other questions before making any decisions.
I enjoy working collaboratively with experienced counsellors both supervising their work and/or supervising their supervision.
It's also a pleasure, being part of the journey for trainee counsellors.
To my clients, supervisees and all those I work with, including staff from other professions needing external supervision, I aim to offer a supportive / reflective space.
Trainee counsellors can need a range of flexible options of supervision, whether this is needing monthly or twice monthly supervision, whether needing an hour or two lots of fourth-five minutes or any other mix - ask me and we'll discuss this. I also offer a discounted rate to trainees.
I am practical, empathic and I have a good sense of humour and a wealth of knowledge & experience to help with whatever arises in the supervision.
I've worked as an integrative counsellor in private practice since 2006. I've also worked with Relate, working systemically with individuals, young people and relationships. I was a counsellor in a secondary school, for Relate, for three years so I am familiar with the pressure that can arise in schools and colleges.
I am trained in the use of Mindfulness, NLP, Transactional Analysis, Systemic and Attachment Therapy. As well as Person Centred, Solution Focused and Integrative approaches and I have a deep interest in Transactional Analysis.
I trained as a Clinical Supervisor in May 2022. My model of supervision is the '7 eyed model' as described by Hawkins and Shohet.
As a supervisor, I’ve now completed supervisor reports for Supervisee’s accreditation applications and for CPCAB, both 50 & 100 hour reports as well as Mid Placement Reports.
Reports do take up a great deal of time and again, I like us to take a collaborative approach - you will usually draft a few ideas / examples of when you applied theory to practice, this ensures course criteria is met. I will review my supervision logs and together we will create a first version of the report for us to review / work on collaboratively – there is a fee for this, which includes all discussions / meetings regarding the report, the write up(s) and any email discussions on this topic – this will usually equates to one session fee but can be two more, depending on the time needed but I'll discuss with you, before the cost increases.
I offer supervision to any professional who want space and the opportunity to explore their work without prejudice or being 'line managed'. In some instances, professionals prefer to call this 'continued professional development'.
I am down to earth and I will mostly work collaboratively with you but I do challenge, if necessary.
I really do welcome mis-steps as a great learning opportunity rather than a failure - none of us are perfect and when we learn from our mistakes, we don’t tend to repeat them.
Once we've had a chat, consider this - would you be comfortable asking me a daft question? Could you bring an awful day to me - confident we'd work through it together and find the learning opportunities - if not, I'm not the supervisor for you.
I also value and encourage my supervisees to notice the positives as I think when we understand what contributes to our successes, we will be more likely to repeat this.
For one-to-one supervision, I am happy to work flexibly - however you need supervision, online, by phone or face to face in WA7 or a mix, whenever is needed.
Fees for one-to-one supervision are £50 per hour or £70 for ninety minutes (I offer a discount to trainees & students who need a 45 minutes or hour or a mixture a fortnight - please ask me about this).
We counsellors love our work, but a big downside is we’re often working in isolation.
This is partially why I also offer online, group supervision. All of my small supervision groups, are supportive, enlightening even, at times, funny - these are also a great opportunity to share with, and bounce ideas off, other counsellors.
I love group supervision - consider coming to join me in one of these or, if you need a group for your work or college - contact me and we can start a group.
If you are a trainee counsellor - please contact me as when there is enough interest, my next group will be a group just for trainee counsellors - if you’d be interested, please let me know what days / time / length of supervision - 60/90 or 120 minutes, might suit you (no obligation). I’d prefer to keep this group to four so each attendee can each claim 50% of the supervision as their own, as per BACP rules.
My fees for online, group supervision are reasonably priced to encourage participation, these are £20 for one hour in the fortnightly group or £30 for the two-hour, online, monthly groups sessions.
There is small supervision group on a Tuesday, at 1pm for an hour - we do this twice a month (at lunchtime for convenience) - for up to six counsellors in the group but, due to life & other commitments, usually three or four attend.
There is currently a spare place, so if this time slot would suit you - please let me know and you could start next supervision - give it a try.
I also have three, two-hour, monthly, small supervision groups, all online,:
Monday afternoon, 1.15 and Thursday 12.45 both of these are for relationship counsellors
Wednesday morning, at 9.15am - for general counsellors
All my groups are online, supportive and friendly. The mix of modalities is really useful too. There is one spare place, for a relationship counsellor on a Monday and one spare place in the fortnightly, Tuesday group - please let me know if you are interested in one of these. If one of the other groups would suit you, let me know and I'll put you on a wait list.
Over the years, I have gained a huge bank of experience. I also work with groups, as a facilitator for programmes such as Separated Parents and working with male perpetrators of domestic violence. I am also happy to come to your school or employment to supervise groups of staff (even mixed roles) on a monthly / bi monthly / bi term basis.
Please feel free to contact me for more information or to find out if we'd be a good fit - no obligation
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I am a relationship supervisor, individual supervisor, one to one supervisor, couple's supervisor, relationship supervisor, adults supervisor, young people supervisor systemic supervisor, integrative supervisor, systemic supervisor, group supervisor, group therapy supervisor, online supervisor, telephone supervisor, face to face supervisor, flexible supervisor. Supervision in Widnes, Supervision in Warrington, Supervision in Northwich, Supervision in Frodsham
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