COVID-19 UPDATE: I am offering a full face to face counselling and supervision service as of June 2020 as well as continuing to offer remote supervsion etc. I am happy to arrange initial phone calls or face to face meetings and am also able to offer contingency supervision for therapists whose supervisors may be unavailable due to not being able to engage with phone or online supervision for any reason. I am able to supervise online and telephone counselling work and am a member of ACTO, the professional body for online therapy.
I am a qualified and experienced supervisor and offer Person Centred Counselling Supervision in Manchester City Centre. I offer a free introductory meeting of around an hour to discuss how we might work together, including discussion of fees (I can offer discounts for students and a sliding scale for qualified counsellors).
I have particular experience of supervising students on the Salford postgraduate training programme (PGDip/MSc) along with other counselling training courses and college diplomas, as well as qualified counsellors and psychotherapists. I also supervise non-counselling staff from a range of professional organisations (eg youth workers, nursing staff).
I offer a facilitative environment where, as with Person Centred Counselling, the relationship is key. The unique relationship between supervisor and supervisee has important differences from a relationship between therapist and client, but is still underpinned by the core conditions of empathy, congruence and unconditional positive regard. I have trained in the Hawkins and Shohet Seven Eyed Supervision model to give me additional perspectives and tools for the supervision process.
I do not consider myself an integrative or eclectic therapist – although what constitutes a “pure” Person Centred approach is up for discussion and debate, I do consider my personal philosophy and way of working to be very much rooted in the Person Centred Approach and this is my core attitude towards both counselling and supervision, however I do have knowledge of other models and more integrative approaches and am happy to offer supervision to people who might practise therapy in different ways. I am unlikely however, to be able to supervise CBT practitioners as that model is very alien to me and I do not have sufficient knowledge to offer such supervision.
Please contact me for further details.