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Welcome to my supervision page and if you require more information do please contact me using the details on this website.

I offer counselling supervision to both individuals and groups that include trainees and qualified registered counsellors, accredited counsellors, writers/therapists using writing for therapeutic purposes, complementary healthcare therapists, health care workers and support workers in direct client contact.

The supervision I offer meets the BACP minimum requirements of 1.5 hours a month and I am also able to work with you to other organisations requirements.

Can you tell me about how you work as a supervisor?

The philosophy of my chosen model is based on the Person-Centred way of being and working, with the core conditions at the centre of all my work. There are additional qualities that I incorporate into my model and way of being as a supervisor and they are as follows, in no particular order: relational, experiential, facilitative, reflective and creative. I am also drawn to the following ‘core conditions’ that Dave Mearns proposes of commitment, congruence, valuing and empathy. I believe, that the supervisory relationship is the vehicle which permits the counsellor to explore and develop their counselling.

Do you only work as a Person-Centred supervisor?

As that is my main way of being and working and it is the base of my all my practice, so, yes. I also incorporate the Supervision Alliance Model (Inskipp & Proctor, 1995, 2001) as it links with my Person-Centred base though is from a more integrative model. I have found that the clarity of the framework within this model enables me to concentrate on the supervisee more fully. It is a model that holds the supervisee with its three 'tasks', that are normative, formative and restorative.

Do you only see Person-Centred supervisees?

No, sometimes therapists from other modalities may wish to work with a supervisor from a different orientation to explore their work and I am happy to work with them from my Person-Centred perspective.

Do you have any special areas of interest/expertise?

I work with adult clients over 18 and in addition to general presenting issues like anxiety, panic attacks, stress, abuse, depression and relationships I do have interest and experience in working with the following:

  • Bereavement - including bereavement by suicide and complicated grief issues and also companion animal bereavement/pet bereavement
  • Loss - of any kind including redundancy, divorce, disability, ME/CFS, abortion/miscarriage
  • Illness and physical health issues of any kind including working with carers
  • Death and dying - end of life care including family support
  • Cancer from diagnosis onwards through treatment and into palliative care and life limiting illnesses of any kind
  • Altered body image - through accident, surgery or genetics
  • Change/transitions - including life stages, particularly women's issues around the menopause
  • Using writing for therapeutic purposes

    How much are your fees:

    First exploratory meeting - if we continue then it is included in the first full hour fee - otherwise a fee of £20 will be charged

    Qualified registered counsellors, accredited counsellors, therapists and health care practitioners - £50 per hour and £75 per 1.5 hours (if booked as a block of two sessions I offer a concessionary fee of £70). Please do ask to discuss the fee if you are struggling, I am willing to negotiate a reduced fee.

    Trainee counsellors, therapists, support workers and charities - by negotiation on an individual basis

    Please note that I require 24 hours notice of cancellation otherwise the full fee for the missed session will be charged

    What is your availability?

    My availability can change frequently so do get in touch for my most up to date availability.

    I still have some questions to ask about how you work

    Please email, text or phone me using the contact details on this website. I would be happy to discuss this information in greater detail with you by any of the above methods.

    I would like to come and talk to you about supervision and to see if we can work together

    Do please email, text or phone me and we will arrange a time for an initial meeting to discuss your needs, fees, how working with me may be and explore in more detail the information on this website about my practice to help you with your decision. We can meet at a mutually convenient time in my counselling room at home in Long Stratton or via online videoconferencing or telephone. Remember if we continue working together this session is included in the first hour fee otherwise a fee of £20 is charged.

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