Trained with a Diploma in the person-centred supervision approach, my focus is on my supervisees and their experience of themselves within their work and relationships with clients. I work from a place of trust in the practitioner – of their training, experience, and what they know of themselves and their clients – and whilst I recognise my responsibility for helping to maintain professional standards when supervising trainees, I remain encouraging and helpful of their own process, and the ongoing development of their understanding and self-belief as a qualifying counsellor.
As a practitioner in any role I work collaboratively, but most of all relationally, because I fully believe in the depth and quality of relationships to encourage growth and inner confidence. I’m supportive by nature, and my personality is naturally warm and down-to-earth. From a professional perspective, I’m hugely principled and ethical, and I like to be the best I can be for myself, as well as for clients, supervisees and the profession, within my ever expanding limits of experience.
As a therapist, I have a particular interest in relationships, bereavement and loss and also trauma, working with adult individuals and couples in private practice. My previous work skills also continue to transfer to my full-time self-employed practice. I have two decades of business management experience, as well as specialised working knowledge of the Mental Health Act and mental capacity, and experience of health records keeping and managing confidentiality; all of which inform me in practice as a counsellor, supervisor and therapy business owner.
Please do get in touch if you’d like to discuss if and how we might work together in a supervisory relationship.
£40 per hour / £60 – 90 minutes
CPD in 2019 for qualified and soon-to-be-qualified counsellors:
Make Private Practice Work – 2 day CPD workshop on setting up in private practice, and the balance of business, the therapeutic relationship and ethical considerations. Check out the page link for more information, clicking on ‘Speculate 2019 workshop flyer’, or visit www.speculatecpd.co.uk