Offering healing and empowerment to individuals enabling them to enrich their lives and reach their potential
A Souls Journey:
Counselling, Psychotherapy and Supervision
BA (Hons), Snr. Accred MBACP., UKRCP, BA (Hons)., Adv. Dip Couns., PG Dip., Cert. Ed,. MSC., Member of Counsellors and Psychotherapists for Social Responsibility.
I offer supervision to counsellors and psychotherapists using an integrative approach, with a particular focus on the humanistic and transpersonal. I have supervised counsellors for a number of years, both in my private practice, but also within training settings where I have supported students through all aspects of their training and therefore have a good understanding of the requirements of many training organisations, and the demands that training places on individuals. I have attended training workshops with Robin Shohet and also with CSTD (founded by Peter Hawkins) in Bath. I am currently completing supervision accreditation with the BACP and training in a Level 7 qualification in Clinical Supervision with the University of Derby.
Although my focus is on supporting the supervisee to work safely and ethically with their clients, I also see my role as supporting the supervisee to achieve their own potential within the profession. To do this I recognise the importance of the relationship within the work and I offer a safe, nurturing, non judgemental space, allowing supervisees to be open and honest in all the material they bring to these session
My counselling training involved a Diploma where the core approach was person centred counselling, followed by a Post Graduate Diploma which delivered an integrative approach based on Clarkson’s 5 Relationship Model. Although the core of our work was person centred, psychodynamic approaches, psychosynthesis, gestalt, art therapy, CBT and attachment theory were also delivered. I then completed a MSc in Counselling, with a thesis which addressed diversity issues around spirituality within counselling training. Since completing that training I have undergone continuous CPD including most recently attending workshops on domestic abuse (Christina Sanderson), working with ex boarders (Nick Duffell) and I have just completed a one year training with Babette Rothschild using Somatic Therapy to work with PTSD and trauma. I also attended the latest (2018) BACP Research Conference. I continue to read and research and write.
I offer discounted rates for those in training, and also for those who are offering their services free of charge in agency placements. I am BACP senior accredited and have experience of assisting others successfully through the accreditation process.
I have a great deal of familiarity with the CPCAB training qualifications, having been involved in both delivering the qualifications and assessing and also being a qualification leader in their head office. I have also delivered foundation degree qualifications in counselling training in HE settings.
I bring to supervision not only my own experience of working with a diverse range of clients in different settings, but also my experience as a trainer and assessor.
Although my preference is to work face to face, I do also offer sessions via Skype.
Counselling & Psychotherapy £50 - £55
Supervision £60, £75 per 1.5hrs
Per hour unless otherwise stated
'We have it in our power to begin the world again'
Thomas Paine, 1977
I am based 2 miles outside Kirkby Stephen, in a private secluded location with ample parking.