My therapeutic approach as a counsellor is integrative with a person-centred core, this is reflected in my approach to supervision. My intention is to provide a safe and secure space in which the supervisee feels comfortable to explore the dynamics and processes of their therapeutic relationships with clients and that the supervisee develops their reflective and reflexive elements of their practice. I hope to provide the space for the supervisee to work as ‘effectively, safely and ethically’ (BACP 2018) and a space where we can explore fears and anxieties and also celebrate successes.
My professional background prior to counselling has been as a nurse and lecturer in Higher Education. I have over 30 years’ experience working with people from diverse backgrounds and encountering a wide range of experiences. Primarily my background was in mental health nursing working in a range of NHS settings: Forensics, Acute Mental Health and Rehabilitation. I have extensive experience of working with adults in crisis situations, people who have drug and alcohol addiction and with people who engage with self-harming behaviours. In 2015 I was awarded qualified counsellor status and since then I have developed my private practice, alongside volunteering at a local Charity.
I offer a free 30-minute session which gives an opportunity to discuss the supervisee’s needs and our ways of working together with the intention of working effectively together, in order to maximise supervisee’s growth and development and to optimise client’s potential and safety, working within the BACP’s ethical framework.