As a supervisor, my aim is to facilitate the therapeutic relationship between you, the therapist and your client. I hope to help you explore and clarify your practice. The most important thing to me is our working relationship and I hope you feel comfortable to bring any aspect of your work that is concerning you. I aim to contribute to your growth and development so you can actualise as a counsellor/therapist. For me supervision should be supportive, gently challenging to promote development, cathartic, catalytic and informative. I am a person-centred counsellor/therapist and I use the person-centred approach in my supervision work
Counselling /therapy is a difficult, demanding job and I believe that supervision has an important part to play in increasing our resilience and knowledge. As our working relationship, will sometimes be a parallel process to what is happening between you and your client, it is extremely important that we can look at the parallel process and use this to increase the therapeutic relationship between you and your client.
I am a registered MBACP accredited counsellor who uses the Person-Centred Approach. I have completed additional training in Transactional Analysis and integrating Mindfulness in to my current therapeutic practice. I have recently completed the taught element of the diploma in Supervision at the Leeds Centre for Psychological Development. I have worked with clients aged thirteen to twenty-three for over 10 years. I have chosen to specialise in working with young people as I believe that it is a privilege to work with this age group. All therapeutic work can be life changing and especially with young people who have their lives ahead of them. I enjoy working with clients of all ages and from all walks of life. I value my client work because of the diversity of issues and backgrounds .
I have experience working in different settings such as the Market Place – a young person’s project in Leeds; Bradford University Counselling Service, working for GASPED which supports families of people with substance abuse issues and setting up a bereavement project for Age Concern in Castleford. I am currently working part time at Leeds College of Art co-managing the Counselling Service and I have my own private practice.
Ethics are extremely important to me and I only supervise counsellors and therapists who follow a recognised ethical framework. This is because therapeutic work often encounters ethical issues and it is important to have a rationale to deal with these. I am a conscientious, professional, enthusiastic counsellor and supervisor. I am committed to my continual professional development.
I offer a free initial 1 hour session as I feel it is very important to get a sense of the relationship you will have with your supervisor. I offer a reduced rate to counsellors /therapist in training.
If you have any questions, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org