East Devon Counselling Service
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Working under supervision means that a counsellor or psychotherapist uses the services of another counsellor or psychotherapist to review their work with clients, their professional development and often their personal development. As well as looking at and developing their internal supervisor and the process of their work.
The time can also be used for learning new skills and trainee and newly qualified counsellors often spend more time working in this way in supervision than more experienced counsellors.
"Counselling Supervision is a formal and mutually agreed arrangement for counsellors to discuss their work regularly with somebody who is normally an experienced and competent counsellor and familiar with the process of counselling supervision" (BACP Code of Ethics and Practice for Supervisors of Counsellors. January 1996)
Counselling Supervision is considered essential for effective counselling. All BACP members working as counsellors are bound by the Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy and monitor their counselling through ongoing supervision.
What I can offer
I am a qualified and BACP Senior Accredited Supervisor of individuals and also have a wide experience of group supervision.
My theoretical background is Integrative with the focus on Person Centred relational theory, having experienced a wide range of Continuing Professional Development I have incorporated other approaches into my work over the years. An example of this would be the use of CBT where appropriate (I trained with the Oxford Cognitive Therapy Centre).
Models of supervision are varied and I draw on these and offer supervision that is adapted to how you as a supervisee would like to work, and what suits your working practice.
My background in counselling covers a wide variety of areas such as charity work, youth work and the NHS as well as broad experience in Private Practice. This has offered me the opportunity to work with a variety of people and the issues they have brought.
I also Supervise for a number of Charities including experience working with Devon Rape Crisis Service and The Exeter Sexual Assault Team and currently those offering bereavement support.
I have been a Lecturer on the Counselling Diploma at Exeter College with ten years experience working with Students, this means that I have experience with Counsellors' Personal Development and Professional Development regularly, together with in depth knowledge of a number of theoretical approaches.
Some Counsellors use Group Supervision, in which several therapists confer on each others work. Ordinarily this is used in addition to individual supervision, rather than as a replacement.
I offer facilitation as a group supervisor and ran supervision groups in my work as a Lecturer. This can be a cost effective way of building up your supervision hours, especially if you are working towards Accreditation with BACP, UKCP or NCS. I have the facilities within my practice to accommodate small groups.
I am also happy to offer 'one off sessions' to cover a regular supervisor who may be unavailable and to offer a session on an area where you feel you need extra support.
How I work
Supervision is a professional service and as such we will discuss and enter into a contract/working agreement which we will create within the first session.
I am happy to discuss your requirements with you.
My fees are-
£50 per hour
£60 per hour
Concessions ( Student Counsellors and Charities)
£45 per hour Charities
If you are a Trainee Counsellor looking for Supervision please feel free to contact me to discuss terms for the discounted rate
Please feel free to contact me for details
If you think you may like to work with me please feel free to contact me to discuss what you are looking for:
Call me on 07482 789610. I am very happy to talk things through with you and answer any questions you may have.