I offer clinical supervision for counsellors and psychotherapists online. I trained as a supervisor with the British Psychological Society (BPS) .
I am an experienced BACP Accredited counsellor and psychotherapist with a BACP accredited MSc in Therapeutic Counselling and specific NHS approved training in eating disorder treatment. My initial training was relational (Clarkson’s Five Relationship model), and integrated psychodynamic, person centred and CBT approaches.
Here’s some of what supervision with me looks like:
A Safe Environment to Talk
Supervision can be a challenging space to occupy that raises power dynamics and transference issues. In my experience we all develop better in spaces where we don't feel ashamed or lesser. All therapists make mistakes and feel stuck at times. I aim to make supervision a space where you can talk about your vulnerabilities and errors in a way that feels as safe as possible, and allows an openness to reflect, learn and develop as a practitioner.
An Integrative Approach
My work is integrative, most influenced by psychodynamic theory, person centred therapy and CBT. I am also trained in relational therapy and treatment for eating disorders (CBT-E).
Support with Practicalities, like Fees and Marketing
I offer practical support with topics like managing your fees, boundary issues around fees and attendance, websites, managing expenses, ethically marketing your private practice, and working online.
We are both open to learning in the space
I don't expect to have all the answers and will ask supportive questions to help you reflect and find new understandings about your clients and about yourself as a therapist. Together I aim for us to find ways to consider how you work and interact with each person in your practice.
Useful learning within supervision can be helpful. I can offer psycho-education and we can explore your use of these sorts of interventions in your practice.
An Online Setting or F2F in Hastings
Supervision takes place online or in person in Hastings, East Sussex. I also work as an online therapist (I am ACTO registered and have a diploma in Online Therapy).
Keeping it current
I frequently attend trainings, conferences and read books about psychotherapy and my areas of interest, including supervision. I enjoy sharing aspects of what I’ve been learning with fellow therapists and supervisees.
Burning-out in the role and managing boundaries are important considerations for counsellors and therapists, particularly if you work in environments where you are struggling to manage self care or when working with trauma survivors or more complex mental health experiences. I aim to supportively help you recognise and respond to signs that you might be heading towards burn-out, so you can more effectively get to a good enough work-life balance.
Being a client too
I’ve had many years of counselling and psychotherapy myself, so I have a felt level of understanding and empathy of what it can be like to be the client.
Celebrating Growth and Transformation
I look for and celebrate the moments of change for clients as they begin to stay with difficult feelings, enjoy themselves in their life more and develop their ability to listen to themselves. In supervision we want to both celebrate clients' changing process and stay with those moments of feeling stuck and experiencing difficulty.
I enjoy reading and learning and will learn from training, books, podcasts, articles, peers and social media on therapy, and related topics. I might suggest something that you may find useful. I recognise that we all have different learning styles too, so I will try and learn what works best for you.
During training I worked in a low cost charity and in two universities working as an honorary counsellor. In my private practice, I work with adult clients who have a range of presenting issues including anxiety, depression, eating disorders, grief and loss, neurodiversity (autism, ADHD, dyslexia, dyspraxia) and relationship issues. As well as face-to-face work since 2017, I’ve been working online with clients since 2020.
I am a BACP accredited integrative psychotherapist, a CBT-E qualified therapist and an ACTO registered online therapist. I have a Master’s degree (level 7) in Therapeutic Counselling. I trained in Supervision with the British Psychological Society .
My therapy practice areas:
I have experience and an interest in:
anxiety (including panic attacks)
grief and loss
neurodiversity (autism, ADHD, dyslexia and dyspraxia)
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder OCD
relationship issues (partner, family, friends, colleagues)
self esteem / sense of self
What I Can’t Help With
I don’t have specialist training or experience in:
I am not currently registered to work with adoption
Work with child clients
If you have questions regarding my experience and the scope of my practice, and how it might fit with your own client work, please feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
My fee for individual supervision is £75 per 60-minute supervision session and £112.50 per 90 minute supervision session.
My fees for CBT-E / eating disorder supervision are £120
I offer concession fee to students and therapists on a low income.
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